I contributed in a very small way to this excellent post providing some background to the #Corinthian15 strike that launched yesterday. It was originally posted at Occupy the Social.
THE #CORINTHIAN15 STRIKE
By Joan Donovan and Kelly Nielsen
The Debt Collective begins with the #Corinthian15 student strike, but will flourish when debtors of all kinds organize their power as a network to own the commons. Together, we can make debt history.
All In for Education!
Today, Strike Debt announced another action in the Rolling Jubilee, which included a $13 million student debt buy and a new project: The Debt Collective—a platform by debtors and for debtors to organize, resist, and reimagine their debts. By building and maintaining infrastructure for a debtor’s union, Strike Debt believes that debtors can effectively organize into blocs and leverage their collective power to contest unjust debt. Continue reading