Good news: Our friends at Strike Debt are launching an inspired, important new project the evening of Thursday, November 15. With the Rolling Jubilee they will “buy debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, we abolish it. We cannot buy specific individuals’ debt-instead, we help liberate debtors at random through a campaign of mutual support, goodwill, and refusal.”
The Jubilee starts at 8 PM on the 15th with the People’s Bailout, a variety show and telethon to benefit it. The show, at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, is sold out, but anyone can watch the livestream and participate via the Rolling Jubilee website. Special guests include Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel, Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, Guy Picciotto of Fugazi, Janeane Garafalo, Lizz Winstead, and many more. We hope you’ll check it out!