Have you heard of The Rolling Jubilee?

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Occupy, once again, has devised a clever way of thwarting Wall Street.

The Rolling Jubilee is an organization created to “free debtors from their debt” and claims:

“We 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, good will, and collective refusal.”

On November 15, the Rolling Jubilee along with “The People’s Bailout,” will present a live streaming show and telethon at rollingjubilee.org. The show will feature a variety of performers such as Janeane Garofalo, Lizz Winstead, Max Silvestri, The Yes Men, and many more. All proceeds go towards buying and eliminating debt. For example, $25 buys and eliminates $500 worth of debt; $50 eliminates $1000 of debt, etc.

So sit back, crush some debt, and enjoy the show!


Pat Johnson is currently working on his master’s in Fiction Writing at San Francisco State University, and is the owner and editor of the satirical news website The New Porker. When Pat’s not reading or writing he’s likely squeezing a lime into a Tecate and headed to the dance floor. He also creates short films, documentaries, and sketch comedies. Pat is completing his first novel, The Virgin and Marilyn Monroe, and writing a book of Creative Non-Fiction short stories. More from this author →