Economic justice education – 1980s style

And while we’re talking about how to renew the public debate on economics (see last entry) I can’t resist posting this amazing video we’ve just found and digitalised for rerelease to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Mexico’s debt default back in August 1982. Made in 1986 by women’s video collective Cinestra for War on Want’s original debt campaign ‘Profits Out of Poverty’, it’s a real trip back in time. Yet for all the antiquated production values, the theme of unscrupulous bank lending, spiralling debt, enforced austerity and rising poverty has an eerily familiar ring…

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Executive Director at War on Want
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