Sunday, May 02, 2004

I first went to Africa, to Ethiopia to work in a feeding station following Live Aid in 1985. One summer that stayed with me for a lifetime. But I don't see Africa as a cause. To me, this whole thing is about justice.
The fact that 6,300 people die in Africa everyday of AIDS, a preventable treatable disease, for lack of drugs that we take for granted in Europe and America -- that's about justice, not charity.
That we hold children to ransom for the debts of their great great grandparents is not a charity issue, it's a justice issue.
That we won't let the poorest of the poor put their products on our shelves yet we flood their markets with ours?

This is about justice.

DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa), the organization I work with, takes that as the starting point ..........
Bono being interviewed and full interviw can be found on

feel it

Lord have mercy