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Strike Debt’s Rolling Jubilee: A Bailout of the People by the People


A bailout of the people by the people!

Strike Debt kicked off Rolling Jubilee on November 15th, 2012 with a variety show and telethon to buy and abolish debt—raising enough to abolish over $5,000,000 dollars of medical debts.

From Rolling Jubilee’s website:

Rolling Jubilee is a Strike Debt project that buys debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, abolishes it. Together we can liberate debtors at random through a campaign of mutual support, good will, and collective refusal. Debt resistance is just the beginning. Join us as we imagine and create a new world based on the common good, not Wall Street profits.
Learn more or contribute.

Follow Strike Debt on Facebook and Twitter!

Direct Action Highlight: Hood Week (July 20–22)

Occupy the Hood has organized a national day of action—dubbed “Hood Week”—where OTH chapters from all over the country will come together for community building, positive networking, education, and empowerment. OTC chapters will converge in Atlanta for Hood Week over the July 20-22 weekend to promote peace and unity within neighborhoods.

Occupy the Hood is an affinity group working to bring more people of color and their concerns to the Occupy movement. To learn more visit them on the web at www.officialoccupythehood.org or on Facebook or Twitter.

HOOD WEEK SCHEDULE

FRIDAY (July 20th, 2012)

Occupy The Hood Meet & Greet!
8PM-2AM

An evening of introduction and positive networking. Buy  tickets in advance here. Hurry, tickets are limited.

The OTH Meet & Greet will Feature:

• Occupy The Hood National Chapters
• The artwork of local Atlanta artists
• Tattoo artist on rooftop
• Conscious poets

SATURDAY (July 21th, 2012)

“Unity Day” Occupy Your Mind!

Grow something! Teach something! A day of building, workshops and community service designed to educate, engage and empower. Email OTH at HoodWeekATL@gmail.com for vending or sponsorship info.
SUNDAY (July 22th, 2012)

Occupy The Hood Presents: “Rep Your Hood” Blowout BBQ Finale
2PM-9AM
Maddox Park (1142 Donald Lee Hollowell Pky Nw, Atlanta, GA 30318)

This will be a family reunion style event, because we are FAMILY! Several activities, music artists and informational speakers will be there. All we need is YOU, and your dish and/or drink.

 

There are several community organizations (local and national) slated to donate their time and resources to this cause. Occupy the Hood would love to have your assistance in this effort as well. You can reach them at  Occupythehoodatl@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/OccupyTheHoodAtlanta for further info/sponsorship packages.

Also, please consider donating on WePay to help make Hood Week a success.

Direct Action Highlight: Occupy National Gathering

The Occupy National Gathering is a nationally coordinated event which will take place from June 30th to July 4th in Philadelphia. The Occupy movement will convene the Occupy National Gathering in the vicinity of Philadelphia’s Independence Mall for a week of direct actions, movement building and the creation of a vision for a democratic future. The National Gathering will kick off with a massive march with Healthcare-Now! and will conclude on July 5th when attendees will join the Guitarmy for a 99 mile march from Philadelphia to Wall Street in Lower Manhattan.

Perhaps the highlight of the gathering will be the crafting of a Vision of a Democratic Future. On July 4th the National Gathering (#natgat) will facilitate a visioning process designed to allow all voices to be heard while allowing repeat visions to organically rise to the top.  Together, by all those who choose to participate, a Vision of a Democratic Future will be conceived. Learn more about this and more here.

Want to get involved? Here’s how:

Organize
For the past couple of months Occupiers from all over the country have gathered via InterOccupy conference call to conceive of, and implement a strategy for, the Occupy National Gathering. This is the group that hase submitted the “Occupy National Gathering Proposal” to assemblies around the country. You can join them in organizing the final details as the National Gathering is gearing up. The planning calls happen weekly via the InterOccupy system on Tuesdays at 9PM EST. To join the call please register.

Spread the Word
Share the National Gathering on Facebook and Twitter (@OccupyNG) with your friends to raise awareness and bolster the National Gathering’s attendance.

Go to the National Gathering

RSVP to the Facebook Event Page and invite your friends to join you.

Need to find out how to get to Philly? Occupy Caravan is organizing travel from all over the country. To find out more visit occupycaravan.com or join Occupy Caravan’s weekly InterOccupy call by registering here.

Occupy Philly March. Originally posted at http://www.flickr.com/photos/princessvic/6224887626/