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"Though the Occupy camps have disbanded, many organizers believe they’ve found the next big tent under which the year-old movement can regroup: debt. At the one-year anniversary celebration of Occupy Wall Street, members of the group Strike Debt distributed 5,000 free copies of a Debt Resistors’ Operations Manual." You Are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2012 at Media Apperances
Pamela Brown is an activist with the Occupy Wall Street offshoot Strike Debt and the Occupy Student Debt Campaign. She holds her undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Dartmouth College, and a Master of Arts in Media Studies from The New School. She is a doctoral student in Sociology at The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2012 at Media Apperances
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"More than a year after the Occupy Wall Street movement was forcibly evicted from Zuccotti Park, aka Liberty Square, in Manhattan, the movement has returned full force with new energy flowing into two directions: Occupy Sandy and Strike Debt. Later in the hour we’ll hear about storm relief efforts, but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2012 at Media Apperances
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"Collection and credit rating agencies are very much part of the system that makes debt so crushing—they assign you a number that determines whether you can get a new apartment, sign up for utility bills, or buy the car that you need to travel to work. There’s an intimate connection... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2012 at Media Apperances
"We know that the system is incredibly predatory and that it’s a racialized system, as well. Debt collectors target low-income communities of color regularly with predatory tactics, like entering judgments against them in court, things that they cannot defend themselves against, and then they’re able to make claim to their... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2012 at Media Apperances
Student debt gains Occupy’s attention "With student lending entering the limelight of the US presidential election campaign, activists took to the streets on Wednesday to protest against growing debt loads. The Occupy Student Debt Campaign, organised by members of Occupy Wall Street, planned rallies in at least a dozen cities... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2012 at Media Apperances
Wall Street-Inflated Student Debt Bubble Hits $1 Trillion; Debtors Rally for Relief by Sarah Jaffe "You could call it a bubble, but it's more like a ball and chain. Bubbles are, after all, light and airy. The collective weight of American student debt is now over $1 trillion, and that... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2012 at Media Apperances
Quoted in "End Student Debt!" - The Nation - May 2, 2012 "The Nation's editors composed this article. The student loan crisis finally reached center stage in Washington after the House GOP budget called for letting interest rates double on government-subsidized loans (and for deep cuts in Pell grants and... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2012 at Media Apperances
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Posted May 13, 2012 at Media Apperances
Pamela Brown on Student Debt "Also on CounterSpin today: Student loan debt will top $1 trillion dollars, we're told, even as Congress decides to let interest rates double on one sort of subsidized loan. Today's college graduates don't have anything like a guarantee of a job, but millions of them... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2012 at Media Apperances
What Does Rising Student Debt Mean for the Future of our Economy? On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about student debt, which has surpassed $1 trillion, exceeding the total amount Americans are carrying on their credit cards. The average college graduate has more than $25,000 in student debt.... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2012 at Media Apperances
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