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The Illegitimacy of Debt and Illegitimate Debt
by Lidy B. Nacpil
15 January 2009

The perspective on the illegitimacy of debt is based on a critical, holistic and rigorous understanding of historical and prevailing realities. It is also a perspective that is EMPOWERING for the peoples of the South.

From this perspective, the eradication of the debt problem is a matter of justice — not forgiveness nor charity.

The Illegitimacy of Debt and Illegitimate Debt
Presentation by Lidy Nacpil - Freedom from debt coalition (Filippinas)

Illegitimate Debt - Kathmandu, Jan 2009

Lidy B. Nacpil

is an activist working on economic, environmental, social and gender justice issues in national, regional and global campaigns.

She is the Co-ordinator of Jubilee South – Asia Pacific Movement on Debt and Development (JSAPMDD), Co-coordinator of the Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice (DCJ), and member of the global Coordinating Committee of the Global Alliance on Tax Justice (GATJ).

She also serves as the Convenor of the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice and Vice President of the Freedom From Debt Coalition.