"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons." Bertrand Russell

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Betraying the poor

First thing to say is, take off that stupid white wrist band.

And still he stays silent
By hailing the failure of this summer's G8 summit as a success, Bob Geldof has betrayed the poor of Africa
George Monbiot
Tuesday September 6, 2005

Two months have not elapsed since the G8 summit, and already almost everything has turned to ashes. Even the crustiest sceptics have been shocked by the speed with which its promises have been broken...

There is just one thing Geldof can now do for Africa. This is to announce that his optimism was misplaced, that the mission was not accomplished, that the struggle for justice is as urgent as ever. But while he holds his tongue, he will remain the man who betrayed the poor.

Full Article: The Guardian