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Activists hijack phone boxes across London to raise their voice against poverty

Peter Hulme | 29.05.2007 17:05 | G8 Germany 2007 | Education | Globalisation | Health

Oxfam, Cafod, Save the Children and over 90 other UK NGOs commandeered phoneboxes on the South Bank and Camden this weekend to give people the chance to let off steam. Members of the public went into the specially fitted out phone boxes to shout against poverty and let the G8 leaders know that they must act now on debt cancellation, aid, healthcare, sanitation, education and climate change.

The stunt is part of The World Can’t Wait – Your Voice Against Poverty Campaign, which will be followed by a huge rally in Westminster on Saturday 2nd June, prior to the G8 Summit which starts in Germany on 6th June.

Phone message to Tony Blair
Phone message to Tony Blair

Hackney based activist Hayley Baker, activist (pictured) said
"I wanted to leave a message to world leaders to say sort out your act around HIV and AIDS. There are more than five million people who are living with HIV/AIDS in the world, who do not have access to the vital medicines to keep them alive. This is shameful. As the clock ticks, peoples' lives are lost. The World Can’t Wait - World leaders must act now. "

100,000 people in the UK have already taken action in support of the campaign.

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  1. Consumption Solutions? — Die Bono Die
  2. Comments should be factual correct — Full spectrum resistance
  3. Heh — anon
  4. Again no evidence supplied — Full sprectrum resistance
  5. industry — Tofu Dealer
  6. So what are YOU doing to end poverty? — Action Not Words
  7. It's enough to put anyone off activism! — Tom A
  8. 'Your Voice Against Poverty' bans controversial sculpture — Atheist