Freud also ran Labour´s Millenium Dome project
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_Dome, and in 2001 he married
Elisabeth Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch´s http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Murdoch daughter. Another close
friend, The Right Honourable Peter Benjamin Mandelson
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ attended their wedding. Mandelson -one of the first people in Britain to whom the term "spin doctor" was
applied- became Britain's European Commissioner for Trade in 2004.,
Adam Jones and Kay Summer, both involved with the Dissent! Network, fear that genuine protest against the G8 might be hijacked by the Live8 and White Band campaigns and with the revelation that Rupert Murdoch's son-in-law is in charge of Geldof's pop-distraction, their article seems to might be right on the money. Read their article, which was printed in The Guardian: http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0618-22.htm. The article is about the G8 Bikeride / Cycle Caravan https://publish.indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/06/315001.html
Wear a white band - make poverty history (the amazing illusion).
For weeks Tony Blair and even George Bush have been spouting hot air
about their debt relief campaign for Africa. Critics say that their debt relief packages ("help for Africa") are too small to really make a difference and that they are bound to economical and structural
adjustments of the IMF/World Bank kind that have caused the emergence of a global resistance movement. This might be the reason for massive corporate support towards the Live8 / Make Poverty History http://www.whiteband.org/ campaign. Large sums will flow back into the G8´s (private industry's) economies. This is well illustrated in an embarrissing example The New Scottsman exposed: The white anti-poverty wristbands for the campaign were actually produced in Chinese sweatshops http://www.nadir.org/nadir/initiativ/agp/resistg8/media/0530wristbands.htm
Tony Blair and other celebreties had themselves photographed with these sweatbands.
Germany and Japan are reluctant about their "Help for Africa". It is
said they want more influence on how the money is spent. This is directly reflected in the attitude the German government takes towards the local frontend for the Live8 Campaign. Marek Lieberberg, who manages the German Live8 event in Berlin says that German companies "have not lifted a finger" to help sponsor the concert and that the Bundestag lower house of parliament had failed to make the Republic Square in front of its Reichstag building available for the event. He
further accused Mayor Klaus Wowereit, German authorities and industry of "stinginess, ignorance and Wilhelminian absurd bureaucracy" (source: