Spain restricting people's right to protest, Amnesty report finds
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Meanwhile, over $3 billion has left the #Philippines in debt repayments since the typhoon struck. Sign our petition
Out of $980m offered to #Philippines by @WorldBank & @ADB_HQ since typhoon, only $23m in form of grants. Rest = loans
Editorial in Philippines Daily Inquirer supports our call for debt cancellation following Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda
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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.

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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  • Sign the call for a new debt jubilee

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

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    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 30 March 2014

    Rowan Williams has criticised a “great deal” of lending by banks and other institutions for being unethical, both in the UK and across the world. Dr Williams was speaking at the Jubilee Debt Campaign conference, ‘Life Before Debt’, held in Central London on Saturday 29 March. The conference, attended by over 300 people, explored the [...]

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    Caribbean nations join together to push for debt cancellation

    Tim Jones, 14 March 2014

    Caribbean nations have publicly called for debt cancellation for the region. This week, the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) called for “reparations for native genocide and slavery”. The governments agreed a ten-point plan of specific changes European governments involved in the trans-atlantic slave trade should make, including debt cancellation, technology transfer and [...]

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    Chancellor ignores Jubilee for Justice demands

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 14 February 2014

    In September 2013, we handed in a petition from over 10,000 people calling for a Jubilee for Justice: – Cancellation of unjust debts – Just and progressive taxation – Controls on harmful lending We also handed in a letter, setting out detailed policies the UK government could introduce to help achieve these aims globally. Unfortunately, [...]

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    MPs are wrong to call for more aid to be ‘given’ as loans

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 13 February 2014

    Our response to the International Development Select Committee’s report on the future of aid.

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    Lending boom as IMF and World Bank account for almost half of loans

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 10 February 2014

    Figures released by the World Bank have revealed that lending to low income country governments is booming, increasing by 30 per cent in just one year. Almost half of the loans have come from just two institutions, the World Bank and IMF. Campaigners have raised concerns that these loans from the World Bank and IMF, [...]

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