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Jubilee USA Network
Washington, DC
Building a global economy that serves, protects and promotes the participation of the most vulnerable.
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Jubilee USA's Campaigns Director Andrew Hanauer was in Georgia last Friday to meet with Christian, Jewish and Muslim community leaders and to speak at Friday night services at Temple Beth Tikvah in Roswell (pictured). Georgia is one of a number... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Jubilee Blog
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Fair Share's Nathan Proctor published an opinion piece on Boston's NPR website connecting the opioid epidemic in the United States to the problem of anonymous shell companies, used to launder money and finance crime. Jubilee USA works to stop money... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Jubilee Blog
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by Darrin Brown In March, a California Superior Court judge ruled Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit company offering postsecondary education through its Heald, Everest and WyoTech schools, had misrepresented its programs, job placement rates, and debt collection practices. The company, which... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Lucas Giese Sasha Orloff, CEO and co-founder of the financial services company LendUp, wrote an op-ed in The Hill detailing his support for new proposed regulations on “payday” lending. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a rule that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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Jubilee USA Summer 2016 Interns! By Greg Williams Interested in making a difference in the world while interning at an exciting non-profit on Capitol Hill? Apply today for an internship with Jubilee USA! All Jubilee associates will have the chance... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
Below is a blog post on the connection between financial secrecy, taxes and poverty from our partners at Oxfam America. Kathleen Brophy dives deep into an analysis of the sale of a large copper mine in the Democratic Republic of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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By Andrew Hanauer I'll be in Oakland this Sunday, and would love for you to join me for brunch and a conversation on Jubilee USA's work to end poverty from the East Bay to East Africa and beyond. Sunday, August... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Greg WIlliams Our executive director, Eric LeCompte, just returned from a trip to Nairobi, where he led our delegation to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development summit (called UNCTAD14)and helped forge a global agreement on tax, debt... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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By Lucas Giese New articles released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reveal the role of anonymous shell companies in tax evasion and corruption related to African natural resource extraction. Documents obtained from the Panama Papers leak from the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Lucas Giese The US Justice Department claims Malaysian politicians used US-based "anonymous shell companies" to spend more than $1 billion in development funds on real estate and luxury goods in the U.S. The department is suing to seize the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Greg Williams Member countries of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) renewed a mandate for the UN agency on economic issues. The agreement will guide UNCTAD's work for the next four years. "These were very difficult... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Greg Williams After days of round-the-clock negotiation, the 194 member countries of the UN Conference on Trade and Development reached an agreement on debt, tax and trade policies. Stay tuned for more information as the agreement is finalized. Jubilee... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
From: Roberto O. González Nieves, OFM, Archbishop of San Juan de Puerto Rico and Reverend Heriberto Martínez, General Secretary of Puerto Rico's Bible Society and Coordinator of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Coalition of Puerto Rico Almost a year ago, our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Greg Williams Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, called on a United Nations development summit to address debt, tax, trade and environmental policies that impact poverty. Turkson’s comments come as intense negotiations enter... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Greg Williams A United Nations global development summit begins its fourth day of difficult negotiations in Nairobi, Kenya. The member countries of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) define the institution's purpose and economic and development focuses... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Greg Williams Nepal faces significant humanitarian challenges one year after its devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake. According to the Red Cross, four million Nepalis still live in sub-standard housing. The earthquake killed 8,000 people and caused roughly $10 billion in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Greg Williams French authorities raided the Paris offices of Google Ireland, an international division of the US founded internet giant. The raid seeks to determine whether Google has established itself permanently in Paris and thus is subject to taxation.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
by Greg Williams Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI) introduced a new version of legislation to help resolve Puerto Rico's financial crisis. The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act ("PROMESA," HR 5278) gives Puerto Rico tools to restructure its debt... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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By Greg Williams The Obama Administration announced actions to combat money laundering, corruption and tax evasion. In April, the "Panama Papers" leak exposed how "anonymous shell corporations" facilitate crime and corruption.‎ "It's crucial to global development that we stop corruption... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
by Greg Williams In an article in Sojourners' August issue, Conrad Martin of the Fund for Constitutional Government urges action on the problem of anonymous shell companies. Some of these companies fuel corruption and crime around the world by acting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Greg Williams Owners of Puerto Rico government debt filed suit to undo a debt moratorium law passed by the island's government in April. Puerto Rico owes more than $70 billion in debt and nearly $2 billion is due July... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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By Greg Williams Religious leaders from Puerto Rico and the US mainland meet with Senators today and tomorrow to urge them to support legislation to restructure Puerto Rico's debt. The leaders, including Reverend Enrique Camacho, the head of Catholic Charities... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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By Greg Williams Ahead of a likely House vote this week, San Juan's Roman Catholic Archbishop, Roberto González Nieves OFM, announced his support for Puerto Rico debt crisis legislation in an op-ed to The Hill.‎ "I support the current legislation... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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by Greg Williams The United States Senate passed Puerto Rico debt legislation 68-30. President Obama will sign the legislation Thursday before Puerto Rico likely defaults on nearly $2 billion in debt payments. The legislation passed with majorities from both parties.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog
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By Greg Williams The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau releases new rules today governing "payday" lending - high interest loans that affect low-income communities. New regulations assess a borrower's ability to repay loans and meet basic living expenses. Payday lenders are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at The Jubilee Blog