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International Debt

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Development GAP (Development Group for Alterntive Policies)

Jubilee USA (formerly Jubilee 2000)

Whirled Bank Group (satirical critique of World Bank)

World Bunk Group (satirical critique of World Bank)

In the Library: Articles

Anon. "The two faces of third world debt: a fragile financial environment & debt enslavement," MR 35,8 (1/84):1-10.

Chinweizu. "Debt trap peonage," MR 37,6(11/85):21-35.

Edgar, Robert W. "Jubilee 2000: paying our debts," Nation (4/24/00):20-21.

Franklin, Bruce. "Debt peonage: the highest form of imperialism?" MR 33,10(3/82):15-31.

MacEwan, Arthur. "Latin America: why not default?" MR 38,4 (9/86):1-13.

_________. "The international debt crisis & the US left," MR 38,1(5/86):31-36.

Polin, Robert. "The abyss of third world debt," MR (3/89)

_________ & Eduardo Zepda. "Latin American debt: the choices ahead," MR 38,9 (2/87):1-16.

Stiglitz, Joseph. "Odious rulers, odious debts," Atlantic Monthly (11/03):39-45. Iraqi people should not be held responsible for debts acquired by Saddam Hussein.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

George, Susan. A Fate Worse than Debt (NY: Grove, 1989).

__________. The Debt Boomerang: How Third World Debt Harms Us All (Boulder: Westview, 1992).

__________ & Fabrizio Sabelli. Faith & Credit: The World Bank's Secular Empire (Boulder: Westview, 1994).

Honeywell, Martin. The Poverty Brokers: The IMF & Latin America (NY: Monthly Review, 1983).

Isbister, John. Promises Not Kept: The Betrayal of Social Change in the Third World (5th ed.; Bloomfield CT: Kumarian, 2001).

Kucinski, Bernardo & Sue Branford. The Debt Squads: The US, the Banks, & Latin America (London: Zed,1988)

McEwen, Arthur. Debt & Disorder: International Economic Instability & US Imperial Decline (NY: Monthly Review, 198?).

Payer, Cheryl. The Debt Trap: The International Monetary Fund & the Third World (NY: Monthly Review, 1974).

__________. The World Bank: A Critical Analysis (NY: Monthly Review, 1982).

__________. Lent & Lost: Foreign Credit & Third World Development (London: Zed, 1991).

Perkins, John. Confessions of an Economic Hitman: How the US Uses Globalization to Cheat Poor Countries Out of Trillions (San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2004). See for background to acquisition of massive debt by poor countries.

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Banking on Life & Debt" [1995], dir. Robert Richter, 30m. From Maryknoll World Productions.

"Children in Debt" [1987], dir. Estela Bravo, 29m. From Cinema Guild.

"The Money Lender: The World Bank & International Monetary Fund: A Global Report" [1991], dir. Robert Richter, 82m. From Robert Richter Productions.

"The Time Bomb" [1988], dir. Alejandro Saderman, 27m. From Cinema Guild. Debt crisis in Latin America, causes & solutions.

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