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Strike Debt Announces Abolishment Of Student Debt On Occupy Anniversary

57 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake

Strike Debt, an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, announced yesterday that it has abolished $4 million worth of student loan debt as part of its Rolling Jubilee program. The group was able to purchase the debt for around $100,000. Show More Summary

Occupy Activists Try to Restore Our Faith in ‘Collective Power’ by Wiping $3.9M of Student Loan Debt

1 hour agoNews : Truthdig

    Strike Debt activists at the Occupy Wall Street S17 Anniversary Concert in Foley Square in 2012. Steve Rhodes (CC BY-NC 2.0) The Strike Debt movement, which has its roots in Occupy Wall Street, bought and “abolished” a portfolio that included the student loan debts of 2,700 students who had attended the privately run Everest College. Show More Summary

Occupy Twitter!!!

Apparently, it really bites to be on the receiving end of Occupy tactics. And really, who could have foreseen such a shocking development? Three years after the Occupy Wall Street movement began, an unlikely conflict has emerged over...Show More Summary

A SUIT OVER OCCUPY WALL STREET’S TWITTER ACCOUNT

A lawsuit has been filed by Occupy Wall Street organizers over control over the @OccupyWallStNYC Twitter account. Alleging that the account was a cooperative effort. And claiming that Justin Wedes had no authority to change the password and take the account over from the collective of leaders. The account has some 17,000 followers.

Occupy Wall Street Activists Suing Ex-Member Over Twitter Account

Not only is Occupy locked out of the "1%," they now can't even get on Twitter

OWS Activist Sues OWS Activist For $500K & A Twitter Account

Three years to the day after the launch of Occupy Wall Street, the anti-capitalist, anarchist-infused popular movement that rapidly caught the imagination of the country—inspiring hundreds of encampments across the nation—some of its longest-standing and most visible participants are suing each other in the Supreme Court of New York. Show More Summary

All's Not Quiet on the Democratic Front: Why Occupy Wall Street Still Matters Today

On the third anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, don't be so sure that that the ranting and raving about income inequality, fracking and student debt is dead. Although thousands are no longer protesting in the streets, a quiet revolution inspired by Occupy principles has been brewing in the American public. Show More Summary

To Celebrate 3rd Anniversary, Occupy's Strike Debt Starts Buying Up Student Loans

Happy anniversary to my favorite movement builders! On the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the Rolling Jubilee has, for the first time ever, bought and abolished student debt: $3,856,866.11 of student debt owedShow More Summary

Three Years Later, What Has Come of Occupy Wall Street?

This week marks the third anniversary of protesters descending on Wall Street to protest the havoc wrought by the 2008 Financial Meltdown, which had hit all Americans hard, except for the ones who had caused it. What began as an open call from Adbusters to show up with a tent grew from dozens to hundreds, to thousands, to tens of thousands. Show More Summary

10 Tuesday PM Reads

My afternoon train reads: • Hilsenrath: Fed Chief Yellen Seeks Interest-Rate Consensus (WSJ) see also As Bond-Buying Ends, Yellen Now Will Chart Course for Federal Reserve (NYT) • Cathy O’Neil on Math, Wall St and Occupy Wall Street: EconTalk Episode with Cathy O’Neil hosted by Russ Roberts (Library of Economics and Liberty) • Avoid Being An...Read More

Fed Up With Inequality? Six Policies for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Almost three years to the date since Occupy Wall Street first raised the consciousness of Americans about the wide economic disparities between the richest one percent versus the 99 percent of U.S. earners, new Federal Reserve data confirms that wealth and income inequality in the U.S. Show More Summary

Fed Up With Inequality? Six Policies for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Almost three years to the date since Occupy Wall Street first raised the consciousness of Americans about the wide economic disparities between the richest one percent versus the 99 percent of U.S. earners, new Federal Reserve data confirms that wealth and income inequality in the U.S. Show More Summary

Strike Debt Takes on Student Loans! (It Must Be Occupy's Birthday Again)

After having raised over $700,000 in "People Bailing Out People" funds and then using a majority of these dollars to purchase -- and abolish -- upwards of $15,000,000 in personal medical debt, Occupy Wall Street's Strike Debt is nowShow More Summary

Fusion Expected to Name Tim Pool Its Director of Media Innovation

Mr. Pool, who most recently worked for Vice Media, was known for his tech-driven eyewitness reporting during events in Ferguson, Mo., and at the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Trust Is Essential for a Sustainable Future

If judged exclusively by the front page news, distrust within society is accelerating. While the Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring, and London Riots are now distant and seemingly isolated in time, there remains a strong undercurrent of irreverence and distrust within the global populous. Show More Summary

Occupy Wall Street day of action Friday 18 November 2011

Live coverage from New York and around the United States as the Occupy movement stages a day of action, two months after the encampment at Zuccotti Park began 8.00am: Police are out in force in Lower Manhattan this morning in preparation for a day of action by Occupy Wall Street protesters. Show More Summary

These Moms Started the Occupy Wall Street for Breastfeeding

Photo by JoAnne Garza Custer It started with the soft wail of a baby and a Facebook post. Ingrid Wiese Hesson was strolling through the Beverly Hills branch of clothing chain Anthropologie with her six-week-old baby when he started to make those unignorable hungry-cry noises. Show More Summary

'Occupy Nashville' Appeal Seems an Easy Case for the 6th Cir.

As the Second Circuit wraps up its Occupy Wall Street case, the Sixth Circuit is just getting started with its own Occupy issues.On Monday, the court heard oral arguments in Occupy Nashville v. Haslam. While there are no transcripts available yet, the contours of the issues follow established case law......

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