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Strike Debt

Shahien Nasiripour

'Corinthian 100' Ask Education Department: What About Us? | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

Fourteen federal student loan borrowers refusing to make their monthly payments to protest the U.S. Department of Education's shoddy oversight of for-...

Shahien Nasiripour

'Corinthian 15' Becomes 'Corinthian 100' As Federal Student Debt Strike Grows | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

An organized revolt against the U.S. Department of Education is growing. On Monday, the so-called “Corinthian 15” announced they had grown to t...

Shahien Nasiripour

'Corinthian 15' Student Debt Strike Picks Up Congressional Endorsement | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

Former for-profit college students who publicly announced a "debt strike" have gained a prominent endorsement from an influential member of Congress. ...

Shahien Nasiripour

For-Profit College Students Refuse To Repay Loans | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

Last November, Latonya Suggs, a 28-year-old Cincinnati woman with an infant son, went to a hotel ballroom in Southern California and told two of the f...

Yesterday: The Factory Floor Today: The Campus Commons

Jerry Ashton | Posted 02.28.2015 | New York
Jerry Ashton

In case you may not have heard as yet, Occupy Wall Street's "Strike Debt!" (SD!) working group has a modest goal in mind for 2015: to organize America's debt-burdened college and university students into a union strong enough to bring today's institutions of higher learning to their knees.

Shahien Nasiripour

Occupy Wall Street Buys, Then Cancels, Student Debt | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Some 40 million Americans collectively owe nearly $1.3 trillion on their student loans. On Wednesday, a small group of volunteers announced they helpe...

Student Loan Debt: The Need for a Mass Movement

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 07.20.2014 | Education
David Palumbo-Liu

No wonder the crushing debt students face is not on the minds of either mainstream politicians or educational leaders. It is unlikely their children will ever have to face that dilemma. So once again we are on our own.

Occupy's Rolling Jubilee Keeps Rolling -- and the Band Plays On

Jerry Ashton | Posted 02.03.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Occupy Wall Street's "Strike Debt" (SD) working group and its "Rolling Jubilee" (RJ) operation is partying like the music will never end. And, if the...

Reflecting on Rescuing Stranded Starfish and Abolishing Medical Debt

Jerry Ashton | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

What was it like to open up a letter announcing that the burden of a large medical debt had been taken away? "I was dumbfounded," replies Terrance Lavalle, referring to a letter he received in November from Occupy Wall Street's working group, "The Rolling Jubilee."

Too Soon to Tell

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

The despairing of May 2003 were convinced of one true thing, that we had not stopped the invasion of Iraq, but they extrapolated from that a series of false assumptions about our failures and our powerlessness across time and space.

Forgive Us Our Debts

Sally Steenland | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Sally Steenland

The link between money and morals isn't limited to the pages of ancient sacred texts. You can spot it in today's news thanks to a creative new project called the Rolling Jubilee, part of the Strike Debt campaign.

Author and Occupy Arrive at the Same Decision - Walk Away From Debt!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 02.11.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

A coalition of Occupy groups called StrikeDebt is encouraging people to combat debt by way of popular resistance... up to and including complete default. Occupy hasn't left its "radical" roots, but has evolved as a voice on the subject of banking and finance.

LISTEN: Debt! Debt! Debt! On 'Yetta Kurland LIVE!' (Nov. 28, 2012)

Yetta Kurland | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Yetta Kurland

This week I spoke to Karen Scharff of Citizens Action New York and Mark Hannay of Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign to talk about the so-called "fiscal cliff." Then I spoke to Yates McKee about Occupy Strike Debt and the Rolling Jubilee movement.

Occupy Lives and Change Lives

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

When the camps were evicted, the media breathlessly reported about the official death of the movement. Yet despite the Occupy funeral dirge that's been played in dozens of headlines, the movement has flourished in its post-encampment phase.

A Surprising Solution to Our Debt Woes

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 01.27.2013 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

Rolling Jubilee buys bundled consumer debt for pennies on the dollar -- rather than pursue those debts through means both legal and otherwise, Rolling Jubilee simply cancels them.

The One Personal Finance Book Banks Don't Want You To Read

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 11.15.2012 | Money

Occupy Wall Street alumni have hatched a new plan: Raise money and then bail people out of debt. The campaign, called Rolling Jubilee, kicks off Thurs...

The People's Bailout of The People (VIDEO)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.15.2013 | Money
Dennis Trainor

Occupy Wall Street is getting ready to start literally making some debt disappear.

The People's Bailout

David Rees | Posted 01.15.2013 | Money
David Rees

We're in debt, as individuals, because of a lack of services. If Washington lacks the political will to address these issues and kick a little ass, we'll do it ourselves. Our message to Americans is simple: You are not a loan. And you are not alone.

Strange Bedfellows: Occupy Wall Street and the Bill Collector!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business
Jerry Ashton

OWS is certainly muscling (buying?) its way in, but with a "business" model that collection agencies and debt buyers would not have entertained in a lifetime.

Catherine New

Occupiers' Next Move Is To Bail Out Consumers | Catherine New | Posted 11.12.2012 | Money

Occupy Wall Street movement supporters were outraged by the bank bailout. Now they want to start a bailout that people can actually get behind. Dub...