Our Next #OccupySupply Skill Share is Wednesday October 10th, 2012 at 8pm EST
The next stage in the Occupy movement is striking back against debt. Action in the streets draws attention to the issue, but to be effective long term, educating the people who are most oppressed by Wall Street is paramount. Debt is the common denominator of the 99%. In September, several groups began distributing The Debt Resistors Operations Manual. This handbook explains how the average person can strike back against the debt. On Wednesday we will be joined by an amazing panel of people who worked on this document to discuss how striking back against debt can unify the movement and empower people all over the country to become debt resistors.
Astra Taylor has directed the documentary films Zizek! and Examined Life, has written for Adbusters, The Nation, Salon and is Co-Editor of the book Occupy! Scenes from Occupied America.
Melissa Flashman is a literary agent in New York City. She has worked with authors of various books on economics and debt including Maxed Out by James Scurlock, Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber and Econned by Yves Smith of nakedcapitalism.com
Thomas Gokey is a visual artist and an adjunct professor of art at Syracuse University. Recent projects involve turning his tuition debt from art school into a work of art as a way of paying for school and the LibraryFarm, a collective farm on public land at the Northern Onondaga Public Library in Cicero, NY.
This meeting is open to anyone – activist, occupier, or otherwise -who wants to join this discussion and share their opinions on the debt & the Occupy movement.
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The Debt Resistors Operations Manual