G8 Mobilisation Meeting, Monday 27th June Leeds Civic Hall 7-30pm
Who Will Make Poverty History?
G8 Mobilisation Meeting
Monday 27th June 2005, 7-30pm Leeds Civic Hall
Speaker: Mark Osborn
We all want to make poverty history. But which policies can end world poverty, and who can be expected to implement those policies?
This discussion is not just about what we demand, but who we think will act. The G8 leaders might implement a few reforms, but the G8 leaders will not abolish poverty. The leaders have not ended poverty within the G8 states, and they are not going to end it in Africa.
So who will? We are for a world where solidarity is a guiding principle, not profit. We want to see the power of the transnational bosses and the bankers broken and replaced by political, social and economic democracy.
It is urban workers and rural labourers who have forced better wages in Korea, stopped privatisations in Bolivia, and fought rural poverty in India and Brazil. The organised working class, in alliance with the urban and rural poor, is the force that can end poverty.