Organizers have fought for debt cancellation for over a decade — and their work is far from finished

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.

A debt reckoning is unavoidable — will activists seize the moment?

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.