Go here to send an email to Tony Blair on behalf of Oxfam, encouraging him to stick to the promises he made last year’s G8 summit; the mail Oxfam sent me is below:
“A few days ago, the government of Zambia scrapped the fees that rural people had to pay to visit the doctor. They were able to do this because of the extra aid and debt cancellation agreed at the G8 summit last year in Scotland. The G8 leaders acted because you, and millions of others, told them to. So thanks to you, ordinary Zambians no longer have to pay the equivalent of £120 to see the doctor. They pay nothing. That’s not charity. It’s justice.
We can make poverty history
But to build on this success and ensure everyone has free health care and education, freedom from violence and the chance to earn a decent living, we need your help urgently now. In the next three months at a series of crucial meetings, Tony Blair and other world leaders will decide whether they keep the promises they made last year. Or break them. And right now the signs are not looking good.
It’s vital that you send this email. When millions of people speak loudly enough, politicians have to act. But we can’t get that message through unless you do your bit.
So tell Tony Blair to deliver on his promises and insist that other world leaders do the same. Please do it today. Send your message here. Imagine the difference we can make if we all act together.”
So go on, go to this link and send Mr. Blair an email. Spread the word. And don’t worry if you’re not British, international politics demand an international response. The email makes provision for non-UK residents to send it. So go for it!