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Thoughts from a Yellow Dog Democrat living in Olympia, in the great BLUE state of Washington

I am a liberal because it is the political philosophy of freedom and equality. And I am a progressive because it is the political path to a better future. And I am a Democrat because it is the political party that believes in freedom, equality and progress. -- Digby

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti

No one can see the pictures coming out of Haiti after this devastating earthquake without feeling heartbroken for these people. Send money, yes. Pray for them, yes. But if we want to do something that will help the systemic poverty of Haiti we need to pass the Jubilee Act for Responsible Lending and Expanded Debt Cancellation.

Last year in May, the Times Online had an excellent article about how debt, starting with the reparations demanded by France have crippled this country. Today, Haiti owes the World Bank $1.6m a month! Now is the time to get this important Act passed.

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