Meanwhile in Germany planning continues for massive protests and blockades of the summit. German NGOs have challenged the G8 on having done too little to meet the promises they made on poverty alleviation at the Gleneagles summit in 2005. This year's G8 falls mid-way in the period for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and it's clear that countries are also a long way off from achieving these goals.
Give Tony Blair a good send-off as he heads for Germany. Join a massive gathering on the banks of the River Thames. Wear white, bring your alarm clock or mobile phone alarm, and raise your voice against poverty in the heart of London.
Make sure the Prime Minister sets off for Germany with your message ringing in his ears.
* From 11am: activities at various central London venues
* 2pm: Gather on the banks of the River Thames between Westminster and Vauxhall bridges to raise your voice against poverty.
The Make Poverty History in the UK officially ended in 2005, but the campaign continues world wide as the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP), who are now launching the latest leg in the UK campaign – the World Can’t Wait. Other members of the UK World Can’t Wait coalition include Action Aid, Bond, CAFOD, Christian Aid, Concern, Data, Friends of the Earth, Jubilee Debt Campaign, Oxfam Save the Children, Stop AIDS Campaign, Tearfund, Trade Justice Movement, Trade Union Congress, UK Aid network, Water Aid and World Vision UK.
See also: http://www.whiteband.org
For German G8 2007 info see:
G8 NGO Platform: http://www.g8-germany.info/english/index.htm
(which also lists blockades etc)
Dissent Network Germany: https://dissentnetzwerk.org/node/49
Block G8: http://www.block-g8.org