On May 13, 2013, the non-profit organization calling itself Strike Debt purchased $12 million of delinquent medical consumer debt from a random selection of 1,190 Americans and abolished their obligations (Rolling Jubilee 2013). To date, $15 million of consumer debt has been purchased with donations and abolished by this branch of the Occupy Wall Street Movement in an initiative they are calling the Rolling Jubilee. Through this program, Strike Debt is undertaking as its course of social activism the project of identifying and raising public awareness of debt as the key burden uniting “the 99 percent” (Rolling Jubilee 2013).
"Beyond Occupy Wall Street: A Case Study of Strike Debt’s Rolling Jubilee as an Emergent Form of Political Action,"
Field Notes: A Journal of Collegiate Anthropology: Vol. 6
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