'This insightful book examines how the current international trade in goods and finance that is making the rich richer and the poor poorer and threatens ecosystem and societal collapse is no accident.' - Jonathan Essex, Green World
About the Author
ANN PETTIFOR has been synonymous with the issue of cancelling third world debt. She was the co-founder of Jubilee 2000 which campaigned for debt relief at the turn of the millennium. After an intense campaign involving the Pope, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and Bono, in 1999 the G8 leaders agreed to write off $110bn of debt for 41 of the world's poorest countries. She is now a Director of Advocacy International, which works with debtor governments, and has helped countries like Nigeria, Ethiopia and Guyana write off millions of dollars of debt. She frequently speaks at conferences including those of the IMF and World Bank and was recently invited to speak at the Hay-on-Wye festival. She also writes for journals, The Guardian
, The New Statesman
and prepares policy briefs for NGOs. She has a strong following with NGO groups and a high profile in the media.