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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.

No debt crisis from the UK aid budget

Don't turn the clock back

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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  • Tell the World Bank and IDB to pay reparations to Guatemalans

    In 1982, 400 people were massacred, with many more displaced, tortured, raped and starved, to make way for a hydroelectric dam which the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank were funding in Guatemala. Despite agreement that reparations must be paid in this case, to date survivors and families of the massacre have received nothing. With [...]

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  • Tax justice: Tell UK to return excess Mozambique profit

    The UK government has made millions in profit from funding an aluminium factory in Mozambique that only pays 1% tax. A highly profitable aluminium factory in Mozambique is paying just 1% tax, despite half of the costs being funded by foreign governments to help ‘develop’ the country. Mozambique’s economy is booming, but the number of [...]

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    Join the call for a Jubilee for Justice by signing our paper chain petition to the Prime Minister.

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    Lending boom threatens to create new debt crises

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 10 October 2014

    New figures released today predict that current rates of lending could lead to debts becoming unsustainable in many impoverished countries over the next decade, just a few years after some had debts cancelled. The figures have been released during the global week of action against illegitimate debt. Based on analysis of official IMF and World [...]

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    Don’t turn the clock back: Analysing the risks of the lending boom to impoverished countries

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 10 October 2014

    There is currently a boom in lending to impoverished countries. External loans to low income countries increased by 75% between 2008 and 2012. Lending to sub-Saharan African countries doubled over the same time period. This research uses projections of debt payments over the next decade to analyse the risk of debt payments undermining the ability [...]

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    Ghana in talks with IMF as debt problems deepen

    Tim Jones, 19 August 2014

    Ghana is to hold negotiations with the IMF in September on a new loan programme following a fall in the currency which has increased the level of debt payments. Under any programme the IMF is likely to require cuts in the civil service wage bill and removal of fuel subsidies. The West African country had [...]

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    UN experts blocked from making debt proposals

    Tim Jones, 18 August 2014

    The United Nations Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing has identified debt sustainability as one of the key financing challenges facing countries in the meeting of new Sustainable Development Goals, to be adopted in 2015. However, recommending the creation of a debt workout mechanism was blocked by the governments of France, the UK, [...]

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    Honest accounts? The true story of Africa’s billion dollar losses

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 15 July 2014

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, along with ten other organisations, including Health Poverty Action and the African Forum, has published research which reveals Africa is losing $192 billion every year to the rest of the world – almost 6 and a half times the amount of ‘aid’ given back to the continent. This research is the first [...]

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