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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Make Poverty History Video

As we gear up for a monumental event on October 16th, 17th and 18th, we want to share with you our latest video. "You Can End Poverty", launched on YouTube this week, focuses on a powerful truth: We are the first generation with the power to end poverty. Each one of us holds tremendous power to effect real change like never before. Our collective mobilization can send a clear message to world governments that we refuse to be silent in the face of ongoing poverty and inequality. We can achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals and end poverty 2015. Learn how we can do it.

Check out this video and join me in Standing Up Against Poverty!

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  1. Make Poverty History novel "Beyond Reach?"

    MAKE POVERTY HISTORY - the novel

    The story of the Make Poverty History campaign will be published next week - as a novel.

    Set in 2005, “Beyond Reach?” by author and journalist John Madeley uses a fact-cum-fiction plot to tell a sensitive and witty story of how a feisty young married woman inspires a church minister, known for his inappropriate choice of women, to join the campaign. The result is an explosive mix that takes them into a world that neither bargained for.

    Their relationship energises them for the campaign, leading them to a exposé of government duplicity, of how the huge claims made by the Government about more aid and debt relief were far from all they seemed. The book also asks searching questions about relationships, the nature of love and the meaning of life.

    John Madeley covered the G8 summit at Gleneagles in 2005, was present at most of the national Make Poverty History events, and also involved in local campaigning.

    “After some 30 years of banging on about development in factual books”, he says, “I felt the need to tell the story in a different way, one that could perhaps have wider appeal and increase the number of people who are demanding policies to eradicate poverty”.

    Anyone who took part in the Make Poverty History campaign, who bought a wrist band, who now wants to see the end of poverty, or who just wants a good read, will find this an inspiring book.

    “Beyond Reach?” will be launched on October 17th 2009 to coincide with the UN’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

    John Madeley is the author of nine books on development issues, including “50 Reasons to Buy Fair Trade”.

    “Beyond Reach?” is published by Longstone Books, 239 pages
    ISBN: 978-0-9554373-7-3, price £9.99

    Royalties from the sale of the book will go to agencies who are working to end poverty.

    More details from:
    John Madeley.
    Tel: 01189 476063.
    Mob: 0789 1882321