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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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Lending to the global South has TRIPLED since the financial crisis. With commodity prices falling and interest rates due to rise, there’s a growing threat of a new debt trap.

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    Campaigners warn of ‘debt iceberg’ at Africa private finance summit

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 10 November 2015

    Avoid perils of Britain’s PFI say campaigners Campaigners protested outside a conference in London this morning to warn of the dangers to government finances of public-private partnerships. The campaigners placed a large ‘debt iceberg’ near the entrance to the conference to illustrate the hidden financial risk of schemes such as the UK’s Private Finance Initiative. […]

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    Life Before Debt – Organising to overcome the power of finance

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 12 October 2015

    Join us on Saturday 14 November for this free event. Seven years on from the Great Crash, global debt levels are booming once again […]

  • Redemption Song, by Laura Facey, outside Emancipation Park in Kingston, Jamaica. The statues symbolise the rise from the horrors of slavery, and are inspired by the words of Jamaican National Hero Marcus Garvey (later used by Bob Marley), "None but ourselves can free our minds".

    Cameron should apologise when in Jamaica and commit to action

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 29 September 2015

    Commenting ahead of UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s visits to Jamaica and Grenada this week, Tim Jones from the Jubilee Debt Campaign, said: “Jamaica has been burdened by an unpayable and unjust debt for the last 40 years. Throughout that time institutions the UK has a large say in governing, such as the IMF, have […]

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    Tanzania hit by costs of public-private partnerships

    Paul Harper, 25 September 2015

    Cost of energy public-private partnership has added $200 million to Tanzanian government debt at same time as electricity prices have been hiked to among the highest on African continent Read our 3-page briefing in full: Public-private partnerships and the financial cost to governments: Case study on the power sector in Tanzania Resisting full privatisation of […]

  • The record of half the countries which voted in the debt rules. The UK and US stand isolated with their votes against.

    UN votes for new debt rules but UK tries to block

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 10 September 2015

    The United Nations General Assembly has voted to accept new rules to guide sovereign debt restructurings. At a vote in New York on Thursday evening, the set of nine principles were adopted with 136 votes in favour, just 6 against and 41 abstentions. However, implementation of the principles is in doubt as the majority of […]

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