Tickets are still available from Queens, Virgin, Mixmaster records and Underground Bangor priced £10 NUS/members and £12 others.
**** // 4:19 pm
Thursday, July 17, 2003:
echo is taking part in the greenbelt festival this august (22-26). we'll be part of the new forms one programme.
you'll know if you're going, but anyone who isn't is still welcome to get involved in the planning for it, or contributing or whatever. we'll be doing two 'godspace' events, one called 'hope street' and the other called 'a pregnant silence'.
more nearer the time...
**** // 9:48 am
*The top 400 income earners in the U.S. had an average income of $174 million each, or a combined income of $69 billion in the year 2000.
*That $69 billion is more than the combined incomes of the 166 million people living in the four countries that George Bush visited last week: Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, and Botswana.
*In 1995, the top 400 income earners paid almost 30 percent of their income in taxes.
*After the Bush tax cuts and other factors, the proportion will be less than 18 percent.
*Based on their income in the year 2000, that tax savings translates to nearly $7 billion.
*A World Health Organization commission determined that if rich countries contributed a total of $25 billion, the increased investments in disease prevention and treatment could save 8 million people from death each year in poor countries around the globe.
*The U.S. share would be $8 billion, given the size of its economy in relation to other donors.
*Source: Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, in The New York Times, July 9, 2003.
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