More than 140 economists and policy experts on Monday published an open letter calling on the leaders of rich countries to combat the life-threatening crises of climate change and inequality through the downward redistribution of trillions of dollars in public money.
Sheffield activists Ci Davis and Darcy White explain their work in the Jubilee Movement, a new mutual aid-based debt justice campaign
Brooks and other organizers don’t plan to let up on their demands that the federal government cancel all student debt, make college free or affordable, and address the predatory practices that continue to perpetuate the crisis.
If we really want communities to come together and unite, we need to cancel the debts that weigh so heavily on the very poorest.
Now – wouldn’t that be a good excuse for a street party?
We must engage with the just struggle to write off the uncollectible foreign debt which, aggravated by the social and economic effects of the pandemic, is threatening the survival of the peoples of the South.
These crises offer a vivid illustration of the cruel nature of elite rule and expose economic myths that have long convinced everyday people that their deprivation is inevitable. There is an opportunity here to open up space for a new society to emerge. Activists must seize it.