Strike Debt Bay Area Announces Campaign to Eliminate Millions in Medical Debt for East Bay Residents!

It sounds crazy, but it really works. With the right knowledge, licensing and doggedness, a group can buy up medical debt for pennies of the dollar and then, literally, RIP. IT. UP. Strike Debt, an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, pioneered this idea back in 2012-2013, when they bought up and retired some $36,000,000 in debt, calling attention to the medical debt problem in these United States and getting massive press coverage. They called it the Rolling Jubilee. Now Strike Debt Bay Area is doing the same thing – on … Continued



If I owe the bank thousands, the bank owns me; but if, together, we owe the bank trillions, then we own the banks.   Strike Debt is responsible for the Rolling Jubilee, a mutual-aid project that buys debt at steeply discounted prices and then abolishes it; the Corinthian 100 Student Debt Strike; and the Debt Resisters’ Operations Manual. On Saturday, June 6, Strike Debt Bay Area, the local chapter of Strike Debt, will host a Debtors’ Assembly. As individuals, families, and communities, most of us are drowning in debt for … Continued


Student Debt Refusal: “It’s Inevitable. It Has To Happen.”

He’s Mike. She’s Cassie.  And here’s Strike Debt Radio’s fourth show in two months. Strike Debt Bay Area’s dynamic duo talk to Professor and Occupy Organizer Andrew Ross about the student debt crisis.  (You can find the first three episodes here.) Here’s a couple of excerpts from this latest show. “If you do the math, you have to conclude that this ((an education)) is not a particularly good bargain for most people… This year alone, the Federal government is estimated to take 51 billion in profit from their student loan … Continued