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Jubilee USA Network
Washington, DC
Joining hands to break the chains of debt.
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From the Supreme Court to the Philippines, Jubilee USA has been working hard to end global poverty and build an economy that serves, protects and promotes the participation of the world's most vulnerable people. READ JUBILEE USA'S SPRING UPDATE Highlights... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Blog the Debt
by Andrew Hanauer Last year, our Executive Director, Eric LeCompte, travelled to the island nation of Grenada to help ensure that the interests of the country's citizens were at the forefront of any debt restructuring deal. As Eric heads back... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blog the Debt
Eric LeCompte (fourth from left) speaks at a high-level debt panel with top officials from several foreign governments and Jubilee USA Board Member Aldo Caliari (far left) during last week's International Monetary Fund meetings. by Jubilee USA Staff Last week,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Blog the Debt
by Jubilee USA Staff The IMF released the World Economic Outlook Report ahead of the annual IMF meetings. The report forecasts improvement for several advanced and emerging economies, including the United States, but notes that the recovery is uneven and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Blog the Debt
By Jubilee USA Staff Today, United Nations human rights expert Cephas Lumina called on international creditors to cancel the Philippines' debt and to aid the country with grants and not new loans. Since Typhoon Haiyan struck the country in early... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Blog the Debt
Senator Chuck Grassley by Andrew Hanauer Recently, Jubilee USA and its partners at the FACT Coalition hosted an event at the US Capitol highlighting the need for financial transparency and accountability. The bipartisan gathering capped a three-day event on Capitol... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Blog the Debt
If you are interested in a career working to end extreme poverty and create a global economic system that works for everybody, Jubilee USA is a great place to work. We are currently hiring a Communications Director in our Washington... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Blog the Debt
by Jubilee USA Team Jubilee USA's Executive Director Eric LeCompte was interviewed by Free Speech Radio about the Argentina/NML Capital "Debt Trial of the Century" and the amicus brief Jubilee and nearly 80 partners filed in the case. Jubilee's voice... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Blog the Debt
by Andrew Hanauer Last week, Jubilee USA filed an Amicus Brief to the US Supreme Court in the Argentina/NML Capital "Debt Trial of the Century." Our brief was co-signed by nearly 80 faith communities and religious and development organizations, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Blog the Debt
The following is an excerpt from an article written yesterday in the National Catholic Reporter. The article, written by Michael Sean Winters, argues that of the two Supreme Court cases garnering press coverage right now, the Argentina/NML Capital "Debt Trial... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Blog the Debt
by Arielle Retrosi On Monday, 79 religious and development groups joined Jubilee USA Network to file with the US Supreme Court in the case between Argentina and NML Capital. The Amicus Curiae brief takes the side of Argentina because the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Blog the Debt
By Emily Bayens In January, business executives and government officials joined together for one of the most noteworthy events of the year: the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Some of the men and women who attended the event... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at Blog the Debt
by Andrew Hanauer (A version of this blog was originally published at The Global Citizen, a blog of Global Solutions) Last Tuesday, Argentina appealed to the US Supreme Court in its landmark case against predatory hedge funds seeking to collect... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at Blog the Debt
Yesterday, Argentina filed its appeal to the US Supreme Court in its landmark debt case against predatory hedge funds. Jubilee has been actively involved in the case from the beginning, arguing that a victory for the hedge funds would set... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Blog the Debt
by Arielle Retrosi Yesterday, Argentina officially requested that the US Supreme Court hear an appeal in a debt case that will impact people living in extreme poverty around the world. The case dates back to Argentina's 2001 default, after which... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at Blog the Debt
by Jacqueline Kayeba This past month, Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf addressed the 2014 World Economic Forum on the issue of youth unemployment. Her report acknowledged the massive debt relief Liberia received in 2010 but also emphasized other pressing issues... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at Blog the Debt
by Andrew Hanauer (This article was published at Tikkun Daily on February 6, 2014) Last month marked the fourth anniversary of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake, an event CBS News labeled the “worst natural disaster in the history of the Western hemisphere.”... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at Blog the Debt
by Andrew Hanauer This month, Jubilee is working with student and community groups around the UC Berkeley campus to hold a remarkable event. This event, a discussion of poverty and the need for responsible solutions to the global financial crisis,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Blog the Debt
by Ted Walsh A Special Thank You to Nick Dearden, whose piece in the Guardian inspired this blog Few countries are better examples of economic strength in a weak international financial system than Germany. As the largest economy in Europe... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at Blog the Debt
by Jerry Williams As rising budget deficits force world governments to trim domestic spending, painful austerity measures are being implemented across Europe. One of the countries hit hardest by conditions imposed by lenders has been Greece, which continues to be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Blog the Debt
WASHINGTON - January 24 - Heads of state, financial ministers, celebrities and representatives from many of the worlds most powerful corporations are meeting in Davos, Switzerland for the 2014 World Economic Forum. This year's theme of the forum is "The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at Blog the Debt
Secondary School Enrollment. source: UNICEF by Elena Gillis External debt has a significant impact on the overall economic and human development of nations. This is more obvious in the case of Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs), where efforts to repay... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at Blog the Debt
by Bemnet Yohannes On Sunday, January 12, Pope Francis selected 19 new cardinals, 16 of whom are able to vote in the next papal conclave because they are younger than the age of 80. Much has been made about the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Blog the Debt
by Andrew Dusek This month marks 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared an unprecedented war on poverty in his first State of the Union Address. The war on poverty—characterized by the array of social welfare programs Johnson signed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at Blog the Debt
Predatory Hedge Funds Temporarily Seized an Argentine Naval Vessel in 2012 The Supreme Court will review a lower court's order for banks to give information on Argentine assets, including those assets held outside of US jurisdiction, to a group of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at Blog the Debt