Today is Blog Action Day, an annual event with the aim of uniting bloggers, podcasters and videocasters all over the world to get everyone talking about the same issue.
This year’s theme – Poverty – is one we’ve touched upon before, not least in discussing Crisis, the charity for the homeless, which has David as its vice president.
We’ve talked about the environment and the banking crisis recently, as well as Live 8. They’re all connected to this all-encompassing issue of poverty, an issue we could see solved.
However, although the eight wealthiest nations promised, in 2001, to halve world poverty by 2015, targets are not being met. Some three billion people are still, in the year 2008, living on less than $2.50 a day.
I’d like to hear your reaction to this, about any thoughts you may have, experiences you can share, and especially tips on how everyone can play their small part in spreading wealth around; most crucially, directing it to where it’s most desperately needed.
Send in links to campaigns, petitions, photos, poems, even list your favourite poverty-related songs, books or films… Whatever it is, send it in.