People’s Bailout Kicks Off Tonight (11/15)

space at le poisson rouge is sold out but you are invited to the people’s bailout livestream event:

6:30 – the church of the village, 201 W. 13th St., NYC

Members of Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Faith, Occupy Town Square and Strike Debt are hosting The People’s Bailout: A Variety Show and Telethon to Buy and Abolish Debt Screening and convergence space at the Church of the Village. The People’s Bailout at Le Poisson Rouge is sold out, and we want to invite you to join in discussion, celebration, and participation before or during the ticketed event, at this FREE, open, nearby location.

We will gather and watch the telethon, to launch The Rolling Jubilee, a campaign that buys debt for pennies on the dollar and does away with it. Instead of collecting the debt, we will abolish it and help free the debtors!

People shouldn’t have to go into debt for an education, because they need medical care, or to put food on the table during hard times. We shouldn’t have to pay endless interest to the 1% for basic necessities. Big banks and corporations walk away from their debts and leave taxpayers to pick up the tab. It’s time for a bailout of the people, by the people.

At this People’s Bailout Livestream event, Faith leaders will start the evening talking about the spiritual crisis of money, debt and power, and then we will have breakout conversations around education, housing, healthcare and credit card debt during the screening.

It will be a wild night of music, comedy, magic, education, and the unexpected, both at the Church of the Village and Le Poisson Rouge.

Special guests include Janeane Garofalo, Lizz Winstead, Max Silvestri, Hari Kondabolu, David Rees, The Yes Men, actor/director John Cameron Mitchell, Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel, Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, Guy Picciotto of Fugazi, Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio, Climbing Poetree, the Invisible Army of Defaulters, members of Healthcare for the 99%, Occupy Faith, and many more.

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2 responses to “People’s Bailout Kicks Off Tonight (11/15)

  1. I consider the ROLLING JUBILEE to be very interesting because if the bailout can be for the people by the people it will benefit everyone out there. Economy right now is worse than it has ever been because its negative effect can be felt in the entire world. Spain is currently being treatened by hundreds of people who are suiciding themselves because of financial problems. I feel that if the rolling jubilee really does occur it will save thousands of lives. Of course we must always be careful about anything going wrong in this bailout because multimillionaire corporations will not be in favor of it. This reminds me of Marx’s division of classes he always emphasized. The bourgeoisie have always managed to be on top while the rest of us (proletariats) must always work hard to bring food to the table. This must change and debt must go away. I hope this bailout helps balance the economy in this world. We NEED to make a DIFFERENCE, and I am in favor of the rolling jubilee.

  2. The Rolling Jubilee is a very good concept that has been developed. I think that it would significantly help the economy right now although its does not prove to be a realistic goal. Debt is currently at an all time high and it does not seem to be improving much. Now with the current event of Hurricane Sandy, debt is expected to increase because funds are needed to restore many areas of New York and New Jersey that have been completely destroyed. This unfortunate event has added to the debt and i feel like the division of social class is more prominent at this point because i have not heard much about philanthropic people donating money to help people who have lost everything to this storm. It is the working class people who struggle and work multiple jobs who are donating clothes and food and what ever denomination of money they can to help their families, friends, neighbors, and even people they don’t even know.

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