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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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    Public-private partnerships in Uganda cost the country dearly

    Paul Harper, 12 August 2015

    Read our 6-page briefing in full: ‘Public-private partnerships and the financial cost to governments: Case study on the power sector in Uganda’ Privatisation of the Ugandan electricity sector, initiated in 1999 as a condition of the debt relief programme, was supposed to mean the end of state support. Yet, by 2013 a special committee of […]

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    Reaction to David Cameron call for Greece debt relief

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 15 July 2015

    Responding to UK Prime Minister David Cameron saying that Greece needs debt relief, Tim Jones, economist from the Jubilee Debt Campaign said: “The Prime Minister is right to finally admit that Greece needs debt relief. But he is wrong to suggest this is simply a crisis for the Eurozone, rather than all countries whose banks […]

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    ‘Agreement’ on Greece debt is an outrageous imposition

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 13 July 2015

    In response to the deal with Greece being reached over the debt crisis: Tim Jones, economist at the Jubilee Debt Campaign said: “This is not an agreement but an outrageous imposition on the Greek people. If implemented, it will continue the five-year long crisis in the Greek economy since the first disastrous bailout of European […]

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    The new debt trap: How the response to the last global financial crisis has laid the ground for the next

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 11 July 2015

    This report (40 pages) and its executive summary (8 pages) investigates the debts owed by countries as a whole – both their governments and the private sector – minus the debts owed to them. It finds that the level of such debts owed between countries has risen from $11.3 trillion in 2011 to $13.8 trillion […]

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    Response to financial crash is sowing the seeds of the next global crisis

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 11 July 2015

    Global debt levels between countries projected to be up 30% in four years, to $14.7 trillion Lending boom to impoverished countries makes them vulnerable to new global crises, 10 years after historic G8 summit in Gleneagles committed to cancel debt A report released today by the Jubilee Debt Campaign shows that debts owed between countries […]

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