2005 so far
2005, the year that our leaders must respond to their people's calls for Justice is in its final quarter!
The G8 came to Scotland with great ceremony, whispered in response to the roar of 250,000 people in Edinburgh and millions of others around the world, and scampered back home in the realisation that the people are mobilising like never before in the face of the injustices that their broken promises promote.
Gener8ion in the Meadows
As many of you will know, we rocked the meadows in the Gener8ion zone throughout the day with a mixture of dance, debate, G8 truths, live music, pants, Graffiti workshops, DJs and a smattering of stars (Eddie Izzard, Billy Bragg, Billy Boyd, Henry Olonga and more!). Check out the gallery for pictures of the day!
Our Gener8ions Challenge
The challenge now lies with us in finding ways to be more effective, to make our voices and demands even louder and to make sure we have a great time doing it!
Let's keep this movement buzzing and get ready for an amazing "MASS LOBBY OF PARLIAMENT" on 2nd November. Let's make some noise!
New forms of protest
We are constantly on the look out for new and better ways to let our elected leaders know that they must listen to their people! If you have any ideas (nothing illegal or dangerous of course!), let us know and we'll do our best to help it happen! email@example.com
Pants to Poverty
We believe that it is not enough to sit back and ask for change but also to create things that reflect what we are striving for.
Just by wearing our PANTS TO POVERTY! You'll be able to join us in our call for Justice and be demanding change. especially if you wear them in full view of the right people or the right buildings! All the money we raise will go straight back into the MPH pot so that we can keep the momentum up and protest in your pants!
Key to the prison of poverty
"In this new century, millions of people in the world's poorest countries remain imprisoned, enslaved and in chains. They are trapped in the prison of poverty. It is time to set them free", Nelson Mandela, 2005.
This key is our reminder that we all have a role to play in Making Poverty History as there two kinds of people who own prison keys: Liberators or Jailers. By supporting Make Poverty History we can prove our role as liberators but not in a way that is painful and boring but exciting and new!
The white band lanyard also doubles as a mobile phone holder!
Party with us against poverty
On September 10th (White Band Day 2) many of you will know that we organised the first ever "PARTYAGAINSTPOVERTY!". The party was a smashing success across 8 countries in some of the best clubs around (Bar Rumba in London, Cabaret Voltaire in Edinburgh, The SupperClub in Amsterdam, Barrio Latino in Paris, Cafe del Mar in Ibiza, Club Deep in New York, Gallagher Estates in Johannesburg and The African Shrine in Lagos!). With a live stream of music online and more than 20,000 people in the venues, it has united people like never before!