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[06 Aug 2006|12:33am]

ex_silver_so541

Hello all.

I made some colourbars today which I thought you may want to use. Not perfect but I thought they convey the right message. Comment to let me know what you think.






I used that last one for this community's user info.  ♥

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new community [04 Aug 2006|06:31pm]

callisto24
Answer the call.
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OH. MY. GOODNESS! [31 Jan 2006|06:26pm]

ex_silver_so541
[ mood | sick ]

These pictures are so disgusting/disturbing that I had no choice but to put them under a cut.

This is the reason I have joined the MPH campaign.

Time to take a deep breathe. Collapse )

X posted to <lj comm="freetheworld_05">, <lj comm="activism_uk">, <lj comm="activismtoday">, <lj comm="makepoverthist">

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World Trade Organisation [18 Dec 2005|02:52pm]

ex_silver_so541

The talks are now over in Hong Kong. As usual not much progress has been made...

Intro

Results

Q&A

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Xmas Time.. [16 Dec 2005|04:50pm]

ex_silver_so541

I dunno how many of you get MPH email alerts, but in the latest one was your chance to send Tony Balir a Christmas card.

Anyway, I sent him a card.

My Xmas CardCollapse )

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[31 Oct 2005|10:24pm]
littlemermaid96
does anyone know why i can't add a white MAKE POVERTY HISTORY band to the top of my myspace???
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[20 Oct 2005|05:29pm]

ex_silver_so541

I seriously thought this was a joke when I first read it, but it is as true as can be.

The click-ad campaign advert has been banned from television and radio because it is seen as political!! Can you believe it??! It's a moral issue, not bloody political!

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There is also another community similar to this one. I'm happy that loads of these type of communities are popping up nowadays. When I created this one, freetheworld_05 was one of a kind. But this community is pretty good: _take_action

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Please help! [05 Oct 2005|06:30pm]

cherrymafia
Hello everyone, my name is Victoria and I'm new to the community, but I've been a supporter of the Make Poverty History and ONE campaigns for a while now.
Me and my friend, Amarpreet, attend high school in Brampton, Ontario, and we're planning to hold a campaign to raise money for the organization within our school. I was wondering if anyone could possibly post some nice, big screenshots of the various celebrities featured in the one.org or makepovertyhistory.ca videos so we can make posters out of them.

Thank you for your time and any help you can offer me.

x-posted to makepovertyhist
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Whatever It Takes [24 Sep 2005|10:51pm]

ex_silver_so541

Its like the MPH website, but it isn't. It is basically a charity website taht creates products where 100% of the fee goes to charities working within the developing countries. It's for a very good cause, and I'm behind it all the way.

http://www.whateverittakes.org/aboutus.php

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Live 8 [06 Sep 2005|10:46pm]

ex_silver_so541
The Live8 DVD is finally available to buy from November 7th.
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[30 Jul 2005|04:27pm]

frosti87
[ mood | irate ]

I'm not sure if this is okay for me to post, so you can delete it if it's not.

On PBS the other night, there was a documentary called "Border Jumpers". It was about citizens from Zimbabwe jumping the border over to Botswana in order to find work. Apparently, Botswana's economy has become stable and they are becoming more prosperous. Unfortunately for Zimbabwe, it is not the same. An electric fence seperates the two countries, and it is there because of the cattle that wandered into Botswana from Zimbabwe, infecting the cows in Botswana. It serves a double purpose though, because it helps to keep illegal immigrants out.

If Botswana relaxes its immigration restrictions, then there would be an influx of people coming into Botswana, crashing the economy and taking all the jobs for the Botswanans. At the same time though, what are the people of Zimbabwe supposed to do? They have families and they deserve to provide for them.

So what do you think? Should Botswana let the people of Zimbabwe into their country, or keep them out?

I just think it's a shame that the government of Zimbabwe cannot provide the rights that they

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Poverty Pictures [11 Jul 2005|11:00pm]

ex_silver_so541
[ mood | okay ]

I have created some collages of the current situation in Africa. This is my favourite one:

And more.Collapse )

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G-8 Results... [08 Jul 2005|11:16pm]

static_empire
[ mood | angry ]

Write-up on the results from http://www.yahoo.com
behind the cutCollapse )

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And The Result Is... [08 Jul 2005|09:19pm]

ex_silver_so541
[ mood | pleased ]

The G8 meeting has finished. It did not reach all expectations, but it is good under the circumstances. Blair was the main one demanding change, and his mind was elsewhere, and he was indeed travelling non-stop from London to Edinburgh.

  • Increasing aid.
  • Cancelling some of the debts of the world's poorest countries, with fewer conditions applied to them.
  • Access to AIDS treatment for all by 2010.

There are two more crucial talks. They are the UN Millennium Development Goals summit and the World Trade Organisation talks, which if I am not mistaken take place at the end of this year in December in Hong Kong. Lets hope all is safe there.

At a time when terrorists have shown such disregard for our shared humanity, Make Poverty History is a living embodiment of it.

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19 more ONE icons [06 Jul 2005|10:27pm]

static_empire
[ mood | sleepy ]

p r e v i e w:
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all 19 icons hereCollapse )

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37 ONE icons [06 Jul 2005|09:10pm]

static_empire
[ mood | accomplished ]

We want your voice, not your money...

preview:
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(more ONE icons behind the faux cutCollapse )

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LIVE8. G8. BE GR8. [04 Jul 2005|05:21pm]

ex_silver_so541
[ mood | hopeful ]

The Live8 concerts are over. And weren't they amazing!!
In London I especially loved Annie Lennox and Robbie Williams. In Philadelphia it was the Kaiser Chiefs and Bon Jovi.

Awareness of the situation has been accomplished.
If people didn't know what it was about before, they sure do now!

Now it all lies in the hands of the G8.
Lets hope they make the right decision.

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White Band Day [30 Jun 2005|08:55pm]

ex_silver_so541
July 1st 2005: National 'White Band Day'.
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Labour's Promise [17 Jun 2005|02:17pm]

ex_silver_so541
[ mood | curious ]

A message from Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer:

"I wanted to update you about last Saturday's G8 finance ministers' summit, which I believe will be remembered as the 100 per cent debt relief summit. But it was also about doubling aid to Africa, a new plan to help all Aids sufferers and fair trade for the poorest countries. Tony [Blair - Prime Minister] and I are proud that with a Labour presidency of the G8 and the EU we have the opportunity to change the world for the better.

I visited Africa and saw for myself the abject poverty but also great potential. I will never forget the 12- year-old orphan girl I met. Her parents had died from Aids. She was already sick from tuberculosis. She was shunted from distant relative to distant relative. At an age when you should be optimistic and joyful with all your life in front of you, I could see only desolation in her eyes. As I planned Saturday's summit, that young girl's desolation was at the forefront of my thoughts.

Every child is precious. It is because as parents we believe that every child is unique and deserves care that the world must act. The summit wrote off $55billion of debts but went far beyond debt cancellation - with a plan for $40billion extra aid; a timetable for ending protectionist export subsidies, and new funds to tackle the scourge of HIV/Aids, TB and malaria.

Fair trade is critical because protectionism destroys not only livelihoods but lives. The meeting demanded an end to unfair subsidies that do most for the wealthiest farmers in Europe but harm the poorest workers in Africa.

I know you share my hope that instead of the desolation I saw, there can be a new faith that tomorrow can be better than today."

Labour's Promise

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