Global Debt Week

 The global week of action against debt from 14-21 October will see campaigners across the world drawing attention to the continuing debt crisis. The week includes several key dates: October 15 - the 20th anniversary of the death of Thomas Sankara,former President of Burkina Faso, who called for repudiation of debt October 17 - International Day to Eradicate Poverty, when campaigners will be Standing Up and Speaking Out against poverty October 19-21 - The annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The week will be a great opportunity to Lift the Lid on illegitimate debts, as well as call for an end to the harmful conditions attached to debt cancellation by the World Bank and IMF. Some of the actions you could take in the week include: putting on a speaker meeting, lobbying your MP, ordering campaigning materials, or holding a Stand Up and Speak Out event. For Debt Week resources and information, see: www.jubileedebtcampaign.org.uk/debtweek