Tomorrow night a mini-revolution takes place at the London Astoria and for £20 you get to see some big stars play acoustic sets, raising money and awareness about issues which face people in poverty around the globe...
If you didn't already know this is a sick, twisted, cruel, harsh world. People far far far away, people just like you and me, are slaves to multinational companies. Slaves, not like working McJobs here or selling out to Sony, I mean 14hours a day, manual labour, in sweatshops, with heavy sacks of coffee and alsorts of horrible things you can barely imagine. And they do all this shit work and continue to live in poverty but you, me, all of us lucky people, we get things cheaper at their expense! We're talking human LIFES here, not just stats like: if Africa, East Asia, South Asia, and Latin America were each to increase their share of world exports by one per cent, the resulting gains in income could lift 128 million people out of poverty. In Africa alone, this would generate $70 BILLION - approximately five times what the continent receives in aid.
Run by Oxfam, Make Trade Fair (web: maketradefair.com ) is a campaign to bring in just new international laws and legislations, as well as make people more aware of the implications your purchasing decisions make. There is a report on their website here which we hope you will take some time to read, especially if you're making the journey to the show tomorrow to be 'entertained', probably funded by money you've saved out of choice on coffee or from that over time which made your day 10hours long.
Put together by Emily Eavis (daughter of Glastonbury festival organiser) from 7pm tomorrow @ The London Astoria, you can see acoustic sets from...
CHRIS MARTIN AND JONNY BUCKLAND (COLDPLAY)
Tickets £20 from maketradefair.com . If anyone knows, we'd be curious to know what size donations these acts and their labels are making towards the cause.