Your Voice Against Poverty - 2 June
4 June 2007Thousands of campaigners descended on central London on Saturday to deliver world leaders a clear message: the World Can't Wait for urgent action on poverty.
More than half a million voices against poverty are on their way to the G8 in Germany, following months of campaigning around the country. 575,263 was the figure launched on the Thames on Saturday - and it's still rising.
Anti-poverty campaigners came together in Westminster for a day of workshops, stalls, activities, and debates, culminating in a noisy send-off for Tony Blair on the banks of the Thames.
Further reports and pictures from the day are on the Your Voice Against Poverty website, and on the Jubilee Debt Campaign blog.
Lifting the Lid on Global Debt
In the afternoon, Jubilee Debt Campaign staged a version of the popular television gameshow Deal or No Deal, hosted by the Jubilee movement's very own Noel Edmonds - Stephen Rand.
Debt or No Debt saw a player choosing from 22 boxes, each containing the debt of a low-income country, trying to find the lowest one, while negotiating with the World Banker for cancellation.
The game showed how despite the massive successes of the debt campaign in recent years, many countries have still not had their debts cancelled - despite the debts being unpayable and often illegitimate.
Find out about our new Lift the Lid campaign >>