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WHY LIVE 8? The background to the event

Bob Geldof

Why is Live 8 happening?

Live 8 is part of a day of action across the world to highlight the problem of global poverty.


The Issues as heard on BBC Radio

Listen to Radio 4's Today Programme and Five Live report on the stories and debates around Live 8.


What is Make Poverty History?

Make Poverty History is the campaign being promoted by the Live 8 concerts. Radio 1's Newsbeat looks at the cause.

Tony Blair

The G8 Explained

The G8 comprises seven of the world's leading industrialised nations, and Russia. Radio 1's Newsbeat profiles the group.

Chris Martin of Coldplay

Pop and Politics

What happens when pop stars get political and do they really make a difference?


Live 8 Links

More sites on and the internet about Live 8 and the background to it.

Annie Lennox

Radio 2 Message Board

Talk about the line-up, the event and the issues surrounding Live 8 on the message board.

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