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July 22, 2000 | MARK MAGNIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the run-up to this weekend's summit of the world's leading industrialized nations in Okinawa, a ragtag band of students, nuns and charity workers straggles past Japan's Ministry of Finance waving banners and flowers. Their message: The privileged group must forgive billions in debt owed by the world's poorest countries because these sums are ultimately not payable and divert scant resources from the neediest.
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July 22, 2000 | MARK MAGNIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the run-up to this weekend's summit of the world's leading industrialized nations in Okinawa, a ragtag band of students, nuns and charity workers straggles past Japan's Ministry of Finance waving banners and flowers. Their message: The privileged group must forgive billions in debt owed by the world's poorest countries because these sums are ultimately not payable and divert scant resources from the neediest.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2000 | Sean Kirwan, (949) 574-4202
Santa Margarita Catholic High School's Parent Guild will present a musical, "Jubilee 2000," at 7:30 p.m. March 20 at the school's Moiso Pavilion. The musical chronicles Catholic history, while exploring a variety of musical styles, including Italian tarantella, gospel, rap and rock. The show will be performed by choir members and music directors from parishes throughout the county. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students 18 and younger. Information and tickets: (949) 766-6025.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1998 | Religion News Service
The Rev. Ishmael Noko, general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, has called on member churches in Latin America and the Caribbean to join the Jubilee 2000 Campaign seeking the forgiveness of Third World nations' foreign debts. The campaign was sparked in part by comments Pope John Paul II made in an apostolic letter setting forth his hopes for the Roman Catholic Church's celebration of the millennium and has been embraced by church leaders around the world.
NEWS
April 10, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Encouraged by shofar blasts and a trumpet fanfare, several thousand people formed a human chain around the U.S. Capitol in Washington to demand that wealthy nations show biblical forgiveness by canceling billions of dollars in debt owed by the world's most impoverished countries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2000
How ironic that in this Jubilee Year 2000, a year of reconciliation, the Catholic Church will be "disappointed and annoyed" at the presence of a planned World (Gay) Pride Festival in Rome (June 3). So much for the Gospel message to "love one another as I have loved you." If the Catholic Church cannot be reconciled with gays and lesbians as brothers and sisters, then it would seem that the church's call for tolerance and unity among all is merely a "clanging gong and a booming cymbal." DAN CONDITT Long Beach
BUSINESS
March 23, 2000 |
The AFL-CIO said it will join a rally next month at a joint meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund to build alliances with protesters forged at last year's World Trade Organization summit in Seattle. "I think we recognize after Seattle that we need to build ties that go beyond the trade unions for many reasons," said Thea Lee, assistant director of public policy at the AFL-CIO, the nation's largest trade federation with 13 million members.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 1999 | RICHARD CROMELIN
* Whitney Houston, right, will make her first L.A. appearance in five years when she plays the Universal Amphitheatre July 29-30. Tickets go on sale Sunday. The second night will be a benefit as part of Magic Johnson's annual Midsummer Night's Magic. . . . A Latin lineup of Fey, Nek, MDO, Elvis Crespo, Mikel Erentxun, Javier and the Chris Perez Band play the "Reventon Super Estrella" concert on Aug. 7 at the Arrowhead Pond. Tickets go on sale Saturday. . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2000 | SHAUNA SNOW
TELEVISION Strike Support: The cast of NBC's "Frasier" will throw its weight behind the Screen Actors Guild's 5-month-old commercials strike by asking the TV academy to urge ABC not to air any nonunion ads during Sunday's Emmy telecast. In addition, stars Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin, John Mahoney and Jane Leeves have pledged to wear gold ribbons during the awards show to demonstrate their support for the strike.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2000 | MAXINE WATERS, Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) is a member of the House Banking Committee
In Niger, Zambia and Nicaragua, government spending on debt service payments is greater than government spending on health and education combined. Tanzania spends four times as much money on debt payments as it does on health and education combined. These are some of the world's poorest countries, and their governments are being forced to make drastic cuts in basic services such as health and education in order to make payments on their debts.
NEWS
December 3, 2000 | From Associated Press
Britain announced Saturday that it will forgive more than $1.43 billion in debt from 41 of the world's most impoverished countries--provided that they can ensure the money goes toward health care, education and the alleviation of poverty. Treasury chief Gordon Brown said the move will help create a "virtuous circle of debt relief, poverty reduction and sustainable economic development."
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