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 cake.gif Today is 23 th anniversary of LIVE AID smile



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happy anniversary live aid

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Twenty three years on and quite a bit further forward when you think about.  yes, we still have wars, conflict, corruption, debt.  Bob is still trying to persuade governments.  But look at what has actually been achieved and where Africa is now.  It is in a different place.

Bob moved third world issues up the political agenda.  It is now one of the top ones, with the environment.  People are aware, everywhere, people talk about.  23 years ago fair trade products were simply awful, you couldn't dream of buying them in a supermarket, only in Oxfam or through an 'agent'.  We can go to a cafe and order a fair trade tea or coffee, or bar of chocolate.  Some cafes specialise in it.  That is a small step, but it helps thousands of people and communities and raises awareness and makes it part of our culture.

Bob is invited and taken seriously as part of the G8 summit.  They don't always listen, but they move in small ways, which is a whole lot better than 0 ways.  We've a long way to go, but we're going on.  If only those 8 would listen we'd be a whole lot further forward.

So happy birthday LiveAid and congratulations Bob, Midge, Bono and everyone else who has been involved over the years.smile

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the Rats at Band Aid. Both songs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9N6vTZ5-_c.

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yeah seen the simlarity between the band aid and the rats.

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