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Inspired by the ancient idea of jubilee, a time when debts were cancelled, slaves were freed and land was redistributed, we are calling for a new debt jubilee in response to today’s global economic crisis: a Jubilee for Justice.

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  • Greece: Break the chains of debt

    The people of Greece have demanded a new approach to the country’s enormous and unpayable debt. As the new Greek government starts talks aimed at debt cancellation, international support is crucial. Tell George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to support Greece’s call for a renegotiation of its debt.

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  • Ebola: Drop the Debt

    Ebola has already claimed the lives of more than 6,000 people in West Africa. Health workers are fighting day and night to treat and contain it, at great personal risk. Many haven’t been paid for months. Yet millions of dollars are leaving Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in debt repayments. Please call on the IMF and World Bank to drop the debt for countries fighting Ebola now.

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  • No debt crisis from the UK aid budget

    History is repeating in the global economy. With interest rates low and investors hunting for returns, lending to the most impoverished countries has doubled since the crash. The previous era of irresponsible lending trapped countries in a spiral of debt from which it was impossible to escape. It set back the fight against global poverty [...]

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  • Support Grenada’s call for debt justice

    The Caribbean island of Grenada has published a brave open letter explaining why it has stopped paying its debts. Grenada stopped making payments earlier this year. The island has been badly affected by loss of trade preferences to the EU for its banana and spice exports, hurricanes Ivan and Emily which destroyed the equivalent of [...]

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    External debt is a cancer to Nepal. Cancel it now!

    Sunil Pant, 21 May 2015

    Earthquake-hit Nepal’s debt stands at $3.8 billion. Writing off its loans will go a long way in helping it to recover, says former Nepali MP Sunil Pant. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all the kindhearted people across the world for their generosity and solidarity in response to the horror of Nepal’s [...]

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    Drop Nepal’s debt, say anti-poverty groups

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 15 May 2015

    Quake-stricken nation due to make debt payments despite continuing crisis Jubilee Debt Campaign has joined a call by more than 30 organisations across Asia for Nepal to receive immediate and unconditional debt cancellation in the wake of two devastating earthquakes. It comes on the day (15 May) Nepal is due to make debt payments to [...]

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    Thin cut to debt leaves Grenada caught out

    Tim Jones, 21 April 2015

    Deal with private lenders will only reduce debt by 20%. Grenada has reached a deal with private bondholders to reduce debt owed to them by up to half over the next two years, dependent on the country completing a programme with the International Monetary Fund. Along with an agreement to cut in half the country’s [...]

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    IMF has made €2.5 billion profit out of Greece loans

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 8 April 2015

    Ahead of the payment of €462 million by Greece to the IMF on Thursday 9 April, figures released by the Jubilee Debt Campaign show that the IMF has made €2.5 billion of profit out of its loans to Greece since 2010. If Greece does repay the IMF in full this will rise to €4.3 billion [...]

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    Boom in lending to impoverished countries threatens ‘Greece style’ debt crisis

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 24 March 2015

    Figures calculated by the Jubilee Debt Campaign, based on recently released data from the World Bank, show that loans to impoverished country governments have increased by 40% in just one year, and have almost tripled since the global financial crisis began in 2008. Lending to ‘low income countries’ increased to $17.3 billion in 2013, the [...]

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