Campaigners feel that Live 8 and Geldof hijacked the MPH campaign for a very different cause. Their focus was not on global poverty, but Africa. And their demands were not those of MPH, but of the Commission for Africa, a government-sponsored think-tank whose members, hand-picked by Blair and Brown, were described by Professor Paul Cammack, writing in these pages, as a ‘web of bankers, industrialists and political leaders with connections to the IMF and the World Bank, all committed to spreading the gospel of free market capitalism’.
red pepper on the betrayal at the heart of 'make poverty history'
found from linkmew,
found from uk resistance.
i wanted to link to chomsky's 'malignant design' post, but he just ended up going on about global warming, as per, and failed to develop realise it's potential.