NME : Thom to Back Jubilee 2000jeudi 22 juin 2000
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Thom to Back Jubilee 2000
RADIOHEAD’s THOM YORKE has deflected attention fromthe band’s unanimously well-received comeback tour byagain embroiling himself in the campaign to end third worlddebt.
Yorke, a longtime and vocal supporter of the Jubilee 2000movement, has posted a message on his page onRadiohead’s website www.radiohead.com/thom.html attackingthe leaders of the world’s richest nations - the G7 - for notfulfilling promises made last year to cancel debts and cripplinginterest repayments owed by developing countries to the West.
He has also encouraged fans to send an email to PrimeMinister Tony Blair and US President Bill Clinton urging themto act before this year’s G7 summit due to begin in Japanon July 21.
Yorke is just one of a number of high-profile world names tobecome involved with Jubilee 2000. Led by U2’s Bono, themovement has seen R.E.M’s Michael Stipe, Muhammad Aliand even the Pope pledge support.