Debt justice charity, Jubilee Scotland, is calling for people to use the Commonwealth Games to explore the links between the Commonwealth and unjust debt. For the duration of the Games, Jubilee Scotland will be demonstrating how global debt undermines the values and principles of the Commonwealth Charter. The Charter proclaims the Commonwealth organisation to be […]
We are looking for new volunteers to join our Campaign Co-ordinating Group (CCG). This is the group which has oversight of our campaigns and activities, makes decisions about the direction we should be heading in, and supports the staff team. It is made up of directors, who are nominated from our member organisations, and co-optees […]
We hope you like our new design, and that you will find this site easy to use. New features include lots more ways to help you get involved with campaigning – not just with Jubilee Scotland, but with groups across the country who are fighting for economic justice in a whole range of different ways.
The long running battle between Argentina and its bond-holders, dubbed by some as the ‘debt trial of the century’ is almost over after Argentina was dealt a blow by a ruling of the US Supreme Court. The Court first ruled that Argentina must pay $1.3 billion to Vulture Funds, and then gave these same funds […]
We’re delighted to welcome Ben to the Jubilee Scotland team! Ben will be working with us for three months through the Adopt an Intern scheme, funded by the Centre for Scottish Public Policy. Ben will be working on a project using the Commonwealth Games in Summer 2014 to highlight the problems of unjust debt which […]
We had a brilliant event in Aberdeen on March 5th looking at Economic Justice and the independence referendum – thanks to all of you who came along or submitted questions! There’ll be a podcast of the debate coming soon, watch this space! Other 2014 Matters events coming up around Scotland: Glasgow, 19th March: Energy, Environment […]
2014 Matters is a programme of events, workshops and online discussions asking what place the environment, poverty and global justice have in Scotland’s Future and to explore how Scotland can make the world a better place.
The devastation caused to the Philippines as a result of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) has shocked us all, and people have responded to the overwhelming crisis with incredible generosity. While emergency relief is essential to help with the immediate havoc caused by the Typhoon, we must remember that the Philippines has long struggled with the an […]
Jubilee Scotland welcomes the Scottish Government’s commitment to global debt justice released today in ‘Scotland’s Future’, the white paper on independence. In this, debt relief is highlighted as a priority for international development, with the statement: “The Scottish Government will give careful consideration to the question of “unjust” debts; will work to ensure that Scottish […]
Jubilee Scotland have today published their view of how the problem of dealing with unjust debt could be affected by the impending referendum on Scottish Independence in September 2014. The vast majority of debt owed to the UK is held by UK Export Finance, and Scotland currently holds no debts, meaning that sovereign debt is […]