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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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Corporate tax dodging is unfair: nearly everyone loses out when tax rules allow big companies to avoid paying their fair share. We need a Tax Dodging Bill to make tax fair and to raise funds to fight poverty in the UK and developing countries. 65,000 people have already signed. Join us: Find out more Check [...]

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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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    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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    How Europe cancelled Germany’s debt in 1953

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 26 February 2015

    The 1953 London Debt Accords show that European leaders know how to resolve a debt crisis in the interests of justice and recovery. Here are four key lessons for Greece’s debt crisis today. On 27 February 1953, an agreement was signed in London which resulted in the cancellation of half of Germany’s (then West Germany’s) [...]

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    Greek deal leaves debt burden unaddressed

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 24 February 2015

    Commenting on Eurogroup approval of the four-month Greek bail-out extension, Sarah-Jayne Clifton, Director of the Jubilee Debt Campaign, said: [...]

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