The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that in Seattle, three things make U2 frontman Bono have hope as a representative of a new organization called DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa): The WTO protests, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and our total disregard for linear thought. “The energy that you saw in Seattle, rage against inequality — which was not focused, and wasn’t perhaps articulate — was a real energy to harness,” said Bono. “When you’re dealing with the kind of emergency and crisis that is Africa, particularly AIDS … you’ve got to get out of your usual posture. For me, as a rock star, it’s been very difficult. This is very unhip work.” Read more.
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