Live8 | July 2, 2005
Every single day 30,000 children die because they live in extreme poverty. On Wednesday 6th July, the eight leaders of the most powerful and richest countries in the world will gather for a summit meeting in the town of Gleneagles in Scotland. These men can make poverty history and change the future for hundreds of millions of people, but they will only do it if enough of us tell them to. That's what LIVE 8, The Long Walk To Justice is all about, and that's why we want your voice, not your money.
2nd July is just the beginning.
The five LIVE 8 concerts taking place around the world mark the start of The Long Walk To Justice. Ahead of the G8 Summit, hundreds of thousands of people from across the globe will make their way by land, sea and air to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, to show the leaders of the world's richest nations that they must act to stop the scandal of extreme poverty. The event will culminate on the eve of the G8 Summit on Wednesday 6th July with the final mass moment before the eyes of the world turn to those 8 men in that 1 room, one final chance to say now is the time, this is the year, YOU can make poverty history.