Opinion

Make Poverty History campaign

I found the UK web site for Make Poverty History does a much better job of articulating the mission and message of what in the USA is called the ONE Campaign. They define three items that they are advocating for:

(1) Trade Justice
(2) Drop (Forgive) Debt
(3) More & Better Aid

Read about the details behind each of these asks. I am much supportive of this more holistic approach than the ONE Campaign’s approach of being cute with lots of celebrities around the word “one” and focusing on 1% of GDP as aid.

Jim Wallis of Sojourners provides an interesting summary of what was and wasn’t accomplished at G8 meeting in the latest SoJoMail e-zine.

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