IAMA members of Strike Debt, AMA about buying and abolishing people's debt through the Rolling Jubilee
Jubilant greetings from Strike Debt !
Several of us will be joining the reddit community tonight to talk about some of our projects including the Debt Resisters Operations Manual [PDF] and the Rolling Jubilee, a campaign to purchase and cancel people's debt. You may have recently heard of the Rolling Jubilee due to the massive media coverage it has received in the past few days.
Tomorrow, the Rolling Jubilee will officially begin with the Peoples Bailout Telethon, a variety show featuring musicians, lectures, comedy, and magic; special guests include members of Sonic Youth, Fugazi, TV on the Radio, and more! We've already officially abolished 100,000 dollars of medical debt for only 5,000 dollars; there is a much bigger cancellation coming soon, as through our crowdsourcing efforts we have currently raised 170 thousand dollars--enough to buy more than 3 million dollars worth of medical debt!
It will be live streamed online and folks will be getting together across the country to watch it collectively. The Telethon was supposed to be a launching pad, but it will probably be something closer to a victory party given the amazing success it has already had in the past few days! We would be happy to talk with you about all aspects of the project, and how it fits into the larger strategic trajectory of Strike Debt.
tl;dr we are part of Strike Debt, we formed an organization to buy and abolish people's debt, and the telethon will rock.
Hey thanks everyone, we've got a big day tomorrow so we're going to go to bed. Please join us for The People's Bailout on N15 8PM EST. You can watch the live-stream on our website rollingjubilee.org