Breaking the Chains of Debt: Jubilee 2000
Third World countries are reeling under staggering debt. The World Bank and the IMF impose punitive austerity programs which result in massive cuts in vital social services like education and health. Much of the debt was accrued by despots who lined their own pockets. Nearly half of the money due is from thirty destitute African countries. Jubilee 2000, a worldwide movement, is calling for the cancellation of all Third World debt.
Njoki Njoroge Njehu of Kenya is a grassroots organizer, ecological activist and women’s advocate. She is Executive Director of the Washington, D.C.-based coalition 50 Years Is Enough, a network of over 200 NGOs and faith-based groups. She is on the Executive Committee of the Jubilee 2000/USA campaign. In the tradition of Vandana Shiva, she is a brilliant and articulate spokesperson on Global South issues.