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THIS IS AWESOME

from @mikecane who linked to @wilw who reposted from http://howtosharpenpencils.tumblr.com/ which is David Rees’s blog where there is a post about a show called The People’s Bailout which is the first event by a group called Rolling Jubilee. They explained their purpose like this:

What they are doing is:

Now OWS [Occupy Wall Street] is launching the ROLLING JUBILEE, a program that has been in development for months. OWS is going to start buying distressed debt (medical bills, student loans, etc.) in order to forgive it. As a test run, we spent $500, which bought $14,000 of distressed debt. We then ERASED THAT DEBT. (If you’re a debt broker, once you own someone’s debt you can do whatever you want with it — traditionally, you hound debtors to their grave trying to collect. We’re playing a different game. A MORE AWESOME GAME.)

How you can Help:

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

– Spread the word! Share this info with your friends, family, and followers
– Donate money via http://rollingjubilee.org

$25 abolishes an estimated $500 worth of debt
$50 abolishes an estimated $1000 worth of debt
$100 abolishes an estimated $2000 worth of debt
$250 abolishes an estimated $5000 worth of debt

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