Debt is a tie that binds the 99%. As individuals, families, and communities, most of us are drowning in debt to Wall Street for the basic things things we need to live, like housing, education, and health care. Even those of us who do not have personal debt are affected by predatory lending. Our essential public services are cut because our cities and towns are held hostage by the same big banks that have been bailed out by our government in recent years.
We are not a loan. Strike Debt came from a coalition of Occupy groups looking to build popular resistance to the all forms of debt imposed on us by the banks. Debt keeps us isolated, ashamed, and afraid. We are a building a movement to challenge this system while creating alternatives and supporting each other. We want an economy where our debts are to our friends, families, and communities -- and not to the 1%.
Debt-resistance is just the beginning. Join us as we imagine and create a new world based on the common good, not Wall Street profits.
Strike Debt is committed to ensuring that the money we raise goes to long-term projects that build community and collective resistance to the 1%. These initiatives include the Debt Resistors' Operations Manual, the Rolling Jubilee and more. Thank you for your support.