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Issue 312

new internationalist
issue 312 - May 1999

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Action and Worth Reading on Debt

Jubilee 2000 Coalition The Jubilee 2000 campaign to cancel Third World debt has spread around the globe. Here are the main groups in each region. If the one you want isn’t here, the nearest one should be able to help.

International
Running Priest
Run for Life--Drop the Debt
Philippines-Australia event
20 August - 1 October 2001
Website: www.runningpriest.com
Email: gomburza@codewan.com.ph

Aotearoa/New Zealand
Jubilee 2000/Debt Action Network, c/o CWS,
PO Box 22-652, Christchurch.
Tel: +64 3 366 9274;
Fax: +64 3 365 2919;
Website: www.cws.org.nz
e-mail: gillian.southey@cws.org.nz or cws@cws.org.nz

Australia
Jubilee 2000 Debt Coalition,
PO Box 289, Hawthorn, 3122 Victoria.
Tel: +61 3 9819 1900;
Fax: +61 3 9818 3586;
e-mail: grant@tear.org.au

Britain
Jubilee 2000 Coalition,
PO Box 100, London SE1 7RT.
Tel: +44 171 401 9999;
Fax: +44 171 401 3999;
e-mail: mail@jubilee2000uk.org
Website: www.jubileeplus.org or http://www.jubileedebtcampaign.org.uk/

Canada
Canadian Ecumenical Jubilee Initiative,
PO Box 772, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2N6.
Tel: +1 416 922 1592;
Fax: +1 416 922 0957;
e-mail: jubilee@devp.org
Website: www.web.net/~jubilee

Europe
EURODAD, rue Dejoncker 46, 1060 Brussels, Belgium.
Tel: +32 2 543 90 60;
Fax: +32 2 544 05 59;
e-mail: eurodad@agoranet.be

Ireland
Jubilee 2000 Ireland,
23 Shangan Rd, Ballymun, Dublin 9.
Tel: +353 1 842 8016;
Fax: +353 1 862 0981;
e-mail: ddc@connect.ie

Jubilee 2000 Afrika Campaign
Jubilee 2000 Afrika Campaign Secretariat,
PO Box 1938, Community One, Tema, Greater Accra Region, Ghana.
Tel: +233 21 779073;
Mobile: +233 21 27 55 1939.

Jubilee 2000 Latin America
Organizacion de Organismos No Gubernamentales,
Apd Postal # 2239, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Tel/Fax: +504 239 0723.

South Africa
Jubilee 2000 South Africa Campaign,
c/o Alternative Development and Information Centre (ADIC),
PO Box 1139, Woodstock.
Tel: +27 21 448 5197;
Fax: +27 21 47 8583;
e-mail: aidc@iafrica.com
Website: http://www.aidc.org.za/j2000/index.html

US
Jubilee 2000/USA,
222 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20003-1036.
Tel: +1 202 783 3566;
Fax: +1 202 546 4468;
e-mail: coord@j2000usa.org
Website: http://www.j2000usa.org/j2000

Global and local
June 18th 1999, an informal network organized largely through the Internet, is planning an ‘international day of action aimed at the heart of the global economy – the financial and banking districts’ to coincide with the G7/8 Summit in Cologne.
Contact them on http://www.gn.apc.org/june18

Also worth reading on debt...
Not a great deal of good new writing on ‘Third World’ debt has emerged since the ground-breaking work of Susan George, whose last book on the topic was The Debt Boomerang (Pluto Press, London, with the Transnational Institute, Amsterdam, 1992). Perhaps the most important task now is to put debt in its wider context, and for this you can’t do much better than Michel Chossudovsky The Globalization of Poverty (Third World Network, Penang, Malaysia) which, though dense, is rewarding and packed with case studies. Also try Michael Rowbotham The Grip of Death (Jon Carpenter, Charlbury, 1998). Economic Justice Report is published four times a year by the Ecumenical Coalition for Economic Justice, 947 Queen St E, Ste 208, Toronto, ON M4M 1J9 – a carefully researched newsletter offering an alternative analysis of global economics. For the rest, try some of the Jubilee 2000 web sites listed below, which are all easy to use, with press cuttings, features and helpful links.

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