DEBT STRIKE NOW?
An Online Conversation with Richard Robbins, Devin Singh, and Joshua Ramey
Saturday, April 11, 10am (Eastern Time Zone)
The recent federal emergency stimulus package demonstrates that what politicians often claim is impossible is sometimes necessary: debts that cannot be paid will not be paid. The question is, who will be bailed out, and why? Why is the most important priority of the US government the 4 trillion dollar price of bailing out Wall Street? Is the financial economy really necessary, or is it a parasite destroying the conditions of life on this planet? The Debt Collective ( https://debtcollective.org/
) and other organizing efforts are already challenging the legitimacy of the debt-based economy, and in view of the current crisis, calls for rent strikes and even a general strike may join with debt strikes to challenge the basis of economic power.
Join Richard Robbins, Devin Singh, and Joshua Ramey online for an investigation into the history of debt politics, the relation of debt to money itself, and a discussion of how to undo the moral, ideological, and even religious attachments most people have to paying their debts.
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