Thursday, August 31, 2006

Tony Blair Responds To Oxfam Campaigners

Rebecca Haslam, an Outreach Volunteer, and Lisa Rutherford from the London Campaigns Office, rapped on the door of Number 10 and delivered 86,000 I'm in names and a letter to Tony Blair. Photo: Oxfam

You've got mail:
Tony Blair responds to Oxfam campaigners

Last year 40 million people successfully campaigned against poverty. Rich countries promised debt cancellation for 40 countries and £27 billion more aid, already this has changed lives.

This year we want more.

We want developing countries to get the six million more health workers and teachers they desperately need.

It's still absolutely crucial to keep the pressure up on the richest countries to make sure they don't lose sight of the promises they made in 2005.
We didn't see much progress on poverty at the 2006 G8 Summit, but there is a real chance the fight against poverty could be back at the heart of the agenda at the 2007 summit in Germany.

You can help.
What You Can Do

Help Oxfam and its allies keep the pressure up on Tony Blair and other world leaders. Say "I'm in" to the fight against poverty. Say "I'm in" by signing this petition calling for more aid, better spent, on health care and education for the poorest people in the world


Tony Blair means well and his appeal is from his heart and soul. But I doubt the integrity of the other world leaders and here in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, scores of innocent poverty-stricken Nigerians have been shot and killed by soldiers of the Nigerian Army on the Shoot-at-sight order of President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria in his desperation to stop the operations of militants in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. And the oil producing states are still wallowing in abject poverty while Nigerian politicians are busy witch-hunting and assassinating themselves.

Tony Blair must not be fooled by the lip service of President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria.

How can we fight against poverty in a state of chaos?

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