Live8 to G8: a letter from concert organisers to world leaders

If you haven't read the open letter from "Bob Geldof, Bono, Richard Curtis and everyone at " to the G8, it's worth a read. Excerpt:
...you must treat the situation as what it is - a desperate crisis, a rolling tragedy totally unacceptable at the start of the 21st century. A child dies every three seconds. Millions are dying of preventable and curable diseases every year. There are countries in Africa where life expectancy is now below 40.... For God's sake, take this seriously. Don't behave normally. Don't look for compromises. Be great. Do more than expected, not the least you can get away with. ...Do it. Please, do it. The world is watching.

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