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End Corporate Rule 1.5 Tanzanian Children - 9-25 Vigil to Cancel Debt - Washington, DC

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  • Djehuti Sundaka
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 1, 2002
      Alaman5375@... wrote:

      > In a message dated 7/31/02 8:07:46 PM, mara@ j2000usa.org writes:
      > jubilee-usa-net September Vigil to Cancel the Debt - Washington, DC
      >
      > Jubilee Mobilization to Cancel the Debt, Now!
      >
      > Interfaith Prayer Service and Vigil at US Treasury Department
      >
      > September 26, 2002 - 7pm
      >
      > End Corporate Rule: Global Struggles Against the IMF and World Bank
      >
      > September 25-30, 2002
      >
      > Mobilization, Rally and March, September 28
      > World Bank & IMF Chokehold on Africa
      >
      > * * * * * * *
      >
      > Updated information and A DOWNLOADABLE FLYER is available now at
      > Click Here: <A HREF="http://www.jubileeusa.org/">Jubilee USA Network: Drop
      > the Debt</A>
      > http://www.jubileeusa.org/ or call 202-783-0129.
      >
      > Before these events, some of our partners from the Global South will be
      >
      > touring the US and Canada speaking out about their experiences of
      >
      > globalization and debt. They will share the work that they are doing to
      >
      > create an alternative world. Contact the Jubilee office if you would like
      >
      > one of these tours to come to your town.
      >
      > Why come to Washington?
      >
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      >
      > There are 1.5 million reasons to come to Washington in September. This
      >
      > year 1.5 million children will be returning to school in Tanzania. This is
      >
      > a direct result of savings from debt relief and activism to abolish World
      >
      > Bank imposed school fees. Just think what kind of world we could create
      >
      > with full and immediate debt cancellation! Join us to create that world
      >
      > this September!
      >
      > We are calling all people of faith and conscience to join us for an
      >
      > interfaith service and candlelight vigil to bear witness to the Jubilee
      >
      > vision of liberation and justice. This event will be entirely nonviolent
      >
      > and safe for all ages. We will pray together, sing together, hear from
      >
      > international speakers and act for an end to the unjust and illegitimate
      >
      > debt enslaving entire nations. All are welcome.
      >
      > It is time to lift our voices and let the world know that people of faith
      >
      > and conscience are still engaged and we are not satisfied!
      >
      > End Corporate Rule: Global Struggles Against the IMF and World Bank
      >
      > September 25-September 30, 2002
      >
      > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
      >
      > Teach-ins, rallies and vigils are planned from September 25- September 30,
      >
      > 2002. Panels and workshops about issues and action will be combined with a
      >
      > film festival that will culminate
      >
      > in a grand event on Friday night. This will be a great time for learning
      >
      > from our partners and sharing our own work for justice. Please come and
      >
      > share your passion and knowledge. This event will be sponsored by Jubilee,
      >
      > 50 Years is Enough Network, Center for Economic Justice and Essential
      >
      > Action.
      >
      > These events will culminate in a large mobilization, rally and march on
      >
      > Saturday the 28th of September. Please join us!
      >
      > Debt is Not Done. Cancel the Debt, Now!
      >
      > ------------------------------------------------
      >
      > Debt cancellation has proven to work in providing education, health care and
      >
      > programs to fight HIV/AIDS. We are saving lives and futures.
      >
      > Yet the current debt relief plan is failing to resolve the debt crisis.
      >
      > Only 6 countries have finished the World Bank and IMF designed initiative
      >
      > since it started in 1996. More than twenty countries are held up due to
      >
      > harmful IMF conditions. Over half of the countries in line for relief will
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      > continue to pay more on debt than health for their citizens even after the
      >
      > program!
      >
      > AND countries are required to be in a current IMF loan agreement
      >
      > in order to qualify for relief!
      >
      > Don't let the World Bank and IMF pull the wool over our eyes with their
      >
      > failed debt relief program. We need full debt cancellation now without
      >
      > further delays or World Bank and IMF conditions!
      >
      > Why a Vigil the US Treasury Department?
      >
      > ----------------------------------------------------
      >
      > The United States Treasury Department directs our policy at the World Bank
      >
      > and IMF. Often the United States Treasury has blocked progress on deeper
      >
      > debt cancellation or changes in harmful policies. Prior to the Bank and
      >
      > Fund’s annual meetings, we will gather at the center of US power in these
      >
      > institutions and call for jubilee debt cancellation and an end to harmful
      >
      > economic policies.
      >
      > We Need YOU to Make it a Success
      >
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      >
      > We need YOUR presence to make these events a success. It is your voice that
      >
      > will make these events valuable!
      >
      > We also critically need all kinds of volunteers from around the country to
      >
      > help promote the events, organize transportation, make phone calls and plan
      >
      > logistics. Unfortunately, some key tasks will be left undone without
      >
      > volunteers. We
      >
      > need YOU!
      >
      > Please call us for more information and to learn how to get involved: Mara
      >
      > at 202-783-0129, mara@ j2000usa.org or Jonas at 202-783-0214,
      >
      > coord@ j2000usa.org
      >
      > For more and updated information, and a DOWNLOADABLE FLYER please visit
      >
      > Click Here: <A HREF="http://www.jubileeusa.org/">Jubilee USA Network: Drop
      > the Debt</A>
      > http://www.jubileeusa.org >>
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