Drop The Debt and Jubilee 2000 make up a web-based campaign designed to put pressure on the wealthiest countries in the world to drop the debts owed to them by some of the poorest countries in the world. The sites ask for no contribution other than signing an electronic-petition, which entails putting your email address in the lil' box and clicking 'submit'!
Governments agreed to drop $100 billion debt this year; so far none has been dropped. Jubilee 2000 is intensifying its efforts this month, with a campaign urging you to email the g7 group of governments, and with a variety of other national initiatives, aimed at getting these governments to keep their promise. You can find them all if you go to DropTheDebt.org.
Also, go here for a bit of news (involving Bowie) about the Email Campaign.
The first Glastonbury Festival of the new millennium saw international stars joining millions of Jubilee 2000 supporters around the world in launching an innovative email action urging Blair, Clinton and other world leaders to 'drop the debt' now.
Also, go here for a bit more (also involving Bowie) about the artists who support Jubilee 2000.
Go to DropTheDebt.org
Go to Jubilee2000uk.org
many thanks go out to jane