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[16 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Helping Haiti

From Jubilee USA –
JANUARY 13th – Jubilee USA is calling on the Obama administration to take 3 specific steps as part of its comprehensive response to the Haiti earthquake: (1) Provide massive assistance for relief and reconstruction in the form of grants, not loans; (2) Cancel the rest of Haiti’s debt; and(3) Provide Temporary Protective Status to Haitians living in the US. Use your voice for Haiti today. Please call the White House today at 202-456-1111 and ask President Obama to take these steps.
Here’s a sample script:
“Hi, My name …

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[17 Dec 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Jubilee Act in the House

From JubileeUSA –
Our long-anticipated moment has arrived! Late yesterday, the Jubilee Act (HR 4005) was introduced by Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), along with Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA), Ranking Member Spencer Bachus (R-AL), and seven more Republican and Democrat members of Congress. This encouraging bi-partisan effort by powerful leaders in Congress is a tremendous holiday gift for our sisters and brothers in the Global South.
The bill expands life-giving debt cancellation to 22 additional impoverished countries left out of previous debt relief deals and calls for …

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[9 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
Stop Vulture Funds

From JubileeUSA -
Tell Congress: Stop Vulture Funds from Hurting Poor Countries!
It’s time to stop Vulture Funds from harming poor countries once and for all. Vulture Funds are predatory hedge funds that siphon off newly freed resources from debt cancellation. They profiteer off debt cancellation resources by buying up poor country debt in default at pennies on the dollar and then abusing US Courts to sue for the full amount of the debt plus exorbitant interest rates and court fees. Instead of US tax dollars going …

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[26 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
The End of Poverty Documentary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“A sort of ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ for global economics … a powerful description of how Western policies since colonialism have subjugated Third World countries.” – Charles Masters, The Hollywood Reporter
THE ECONOMIC CRISES PUSHES AN ADDITIONAL 53 MILLION PEOPLE INTO POVERTY
WILL WE EVER SEE ‘THE END OF POVERTY?’
A NEW DOCUMENTARY OPENING IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE STARTING NOVEMBER 13 PROVIDES THE ANSWER
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LOS ANGELES, CA (October 2009) – In February, the World Bank issued this stunning report: the spreading global economic crisis is set to trap up to 53 million more people …

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[16 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Stand Up Against Poverty

Stand up. Get up from your chair, your sofa, the floor, or your bed right now.
Now imagine 117 million people all around the world, on every continent, standing up at the same time. This weekend, that’s what’s going to happen.
More than one hundred million people are taking a stand this weekend against global poverty as part of the Stand Up and Take Action Days. While many of us work on poverty issues everyday, talk about it at home and in our communities, once a year we have the opportunity …

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[30 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
New JubileeUSA Campaign

from Neil Watkins at JubileeUSA –
Jubilee USA can celebrate some real victories over the past few months:
o Following a 3 year campaign by Jubilee USA, the Obama Administration announced in April that it would provide $20 million to cover Haiti’s debt service payments to the World Bank. This means that Haiti will not make any more debt service payments for at least the next year, freeing up millions for desperately needed investments in health, education, and basic services in …