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It began with a crazy idea more than two years ago.
by jpmassar
Comment Count 47 comments on Mon Feb 23, 2015 at 08:23 AM PST with 34 Recommends
Almost two years ago Hannel Appel, Bay Area native and Occupy Wall Street veteran, came back to the Bay Area, came to a General Assembly of Occupy Oakland and called on people to form Strike Debt ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Oct 03, 2014 at 08:45 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
Occupy rescued students indebted to a ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 75 comments on Sun Sep 21, 2014 at 03:20 PM PDT with 113 Recommends
Almost two years ago the Rolling Jubilee , a project of Strike Debt (an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street), announced an ambitious stunt - raise $50,000 and abolish $1,000,000 in medical debt. They ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 94 comments on Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 08:07 AM PDT with 307 Recommends
In A Raw Story article today, it was shown that a group of Occupy activists have raised some $400,000 to buy bad personal debt for pennies on the dollar, which they then forego and release the ...
by peterfallow
Comment Count 39 comments on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 02:04 PM PST with 14 Recommends
From 2005, when Republicans first proposed "going nuclear," until today's vote in the Senate to abolish the filibuster for nominations, was a wait of nine years. People scoffed that it would never ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 07:42 PM PST with 26 Recommends
It's true. Whomever it is can thank the idealistic, if allegedly unshowered, residents of Zuccotti Park from two years ago. They provided ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 95 comments on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 07:24 AM PST with 297 Recommends
Occupy Wall Street may be dead, but it has infected our collective consciousness in a way that continues to evolve.
by JohnAloysius
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri May 17, 2013 at 05:02 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Payday loans ... unsecured loans at 400% per year. Auto title loans ..
by jpmassar
Comment Count 30 comments on Fri May 17, 2013 at 03:21 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
Strike Debt , an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, attracted the world's attention two months ago when it announced the Rolling Jubilee . The Jubilee's original goal was to retire $1,000,000 in ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 02:10 PM PST with 23 Recommends
The Rolling Jubilee , a project of StrikeDebt , has just announced that it has accumulated enough in donations to retire, rip up, forgive, burn, cause to cease to exist, negate and otherwise force ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 65 comments on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 02:19 PM PST with 176 Recommends
Forty four people received the following letter , sent out by Rolling Jubilee , a project of StrikeDebt . It informs them that a particular piece of medical debt each of them owed has gone "Poof!", ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 19 comments on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 10:44 AM PST with 32 Recommends
While New York City's Mayor is once again attempting to squash Occupy by ordering Occupy Sandy off the streets , another group of Occupiers and allies is continuing unimpeded in its efforts to do ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 67 comments on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 08:37 PM PST with 208 Recommends
Actually 8.25+ million as I type. The original goal of this #StrikeDebt project -- originated by Occupy Wall Street peeps -- was to raise $50,000 and buy medical debt on the 'collection market.' ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 279 comments on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 05:36 PM PST with 424 Recommends
Nearly a year ago, I wrote a pair of diaries about the passing of this guy , who was married to this lady . Frank died on the day before ...
by ruleoflaw
Comment Count 38 comments on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 08:00 PM PST with 90 Recommends
By now you all know about StrikeDebt and the Rolling Jubilee , which so far has received enough money to burn up over $6,700,000+ of medical debt. Another StrikeDebt effort is to gather stories of ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 8 comments on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 06:05 PM PST with 74 Recommends
Many followers of the Occupy Wall Street movement are undoubtedly already aware of it's latest endeavor--the Rolling Jubillee Movement. The movement describes itself in the following way on their ...
by tiimbitz4786
Comment Count 92 comments on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM PST with 120 Recommends
Daniel Willis of the Oakland Tribune also has this story, and is a much better writer and economist than me. I was surprised to see nothing about the Rolling Jubilee on the front page today. From ...
by Geiiga
Comment Count 30 comments on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 11:16 AM PST with 27 Recommends
Now OWS is launching the ROLLING JUBILEE, a program that has been in development for months. OWS is going to start buying distressed debt (medical bills, student loans, etc.) in order to forgive it. ...
by zootwoman
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 09:36 AM PST with 4 Recommends