Uncovering Zimbabwe’s debt: The case for a democratic solution to the unjust debt burden

March 7, 2012

Zimbabwe’s recent history has been characterised by political oppression, economic chaos and social division. That story is well known in the UK. However it is rarely the case that a reign of terror springs from nowhere. What is much less well known is the long-term role that foreign governments, international institutions and private companies have [...]

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In memoriam: André Rothenbühler

January 26, 2012
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Irish Government should stop zombie bank payments

January 25, 2012

As Ireland prepares to pay the latest installment on the debts run-up by ‘zombie’ bank Anglo Irish, UK debt campaigners from Jubilee Debt Campaign will show their support for the newly formed Irish network Debt Justice Action in a stunt outside the Irish Embassy. The group is calling for an immediate halt to payments of [...]

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Irish Campaigners Call for Halt to Anglo Debt Re-Payments

January 25, 2012

A new Irish campaigning network of local and global justice organisations, Debt Justice Action, has called on the government of Ireland to stop paying the debts of the former Anglo Irish Bank / Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS). The campaign group – encompassing a strong and unique coalition of representatives from the trade union, community, [...]

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Political Café “Defuse the Debt Crisis” in The Hague

January 2, 2012

On December 16th 2011 Jubilee Netherlands organized a Political Café in collaboration with “Both ENDS” and “Oxfam Novib“. The purpose of the meeting was to take stock of the impacts of debt relief initiatives for developing countries and draw eventual lessons for the current debt crisis in the Eurozone and other industrialized countries. The Political [...]

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Swiss NGOs ask for a comprehensive insolvency framework for states

December 22, 2011

The Swiss NGOs  “Alliance Sud“, “Aktion Finanzplatz Schweiz” and “Bread for all” welcome the approval of the postulate of MP Felix Gutzwiller in favour of an insolvency framework for states by the Small Chamber of the Swiss Parliament. They ask the Federal Councillor and Head of the Finance Department, Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, to make come true [...]

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Greece: A unique case?

November 21, 2011

Every two years the United Nation’s Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) hosts a global meeting of experts involved in debt management from Finance Ministries and Central Banks in different countries all over the world. The first of the two-and-a-half-day conference traditionally includes more political than technical issues on the agenda and erlassjahr.de (Jubilee Germany) [...]

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G20 summit in Cannes failed to deliver a sustainable solution for debt crises

November 4, 2011

Members of the campaign „Defuse the Debt Crisis“ and leading Civil Society Organizations concerned with debt from all continents have expressed their disappointment with the outcome of the G20 summit in Cannes. Jürgen Kaiser, Coordinator of Jubilee Germany – one of the campaign’s member organizations – said: “The results of the summit in Cannes mean [...]

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Electronic cards are on their way!

October 27, 2011

Ever since the start of the campaign “Defuse the Debt Crises” this website offered the opportunity to take action and to write an electronic card to President Sarkozy in his function as host and chair of this year’s G20-summit in Cannes. The last batch with 140 of these electronic cards have now been send on [...]

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New Background Paper – A SDRM for Greece?

October 11, 2011

Throughout the present Greek sovereign debt crisis, European policy makers have acted with futility Time and again issues of fundamental regulatory policy have been mixed up with pragmatic aspects of the crisis, and party politics and election tactics have superseded substance on more than one occasion. Consequently, policy makers are repeating past mistakes that have [...]

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