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from their site:

Strike Debt is an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street

current initiatives:

rolling jubilee..

We buy debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, we abolish it. We cannot buy specific individuals’ debt — instead, we help liberate debtors at random through a campaign of mutual support, good will, and collective refusal. All proceeds go directly to buying and canceling people’s debt.

first heard about it via Astra Taylor.. then  (from data & society databite #39 – Laura Hanna)

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Jason Kander (@JasonKander) tweeted at 9:12 PM – 19 Sep 2017 :

So instead of making college more affordable, the GOP vision is for your parents to burn a year’s worth of tuition money on your birth. https://t.co/UxgdiySE2k (http://twitter.com/JasonKander/status/910340771357843456?s=17)

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ridiculous… game we play.. musical chairs keep subtracting from most

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colin – $200.. $10 goes to principal

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World Economic Forum (@wef) tweeted at 6:52 AM – 7 Jan 2018 :

One of America’s Ivy League schools is eliminating student loans https://t.co/AJx3vDDhLa #education https://t.co/NatFtZwUQG(http://twitter.com/wef/status/950002187031195648?s=17)

brown to replace loans w scholarships

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Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) tweeted at 11:07 AM – 10 Feb 2018 :

There hasn’t been a day in more than I decade that I haven’t referenced my private student loans, the bane of my existence. Tomorrow, I make my @nytopinion debut in The Sunday Review writing about related guilt and struggles. https://t.co/BLQlISzac5 (http://twitter.com/youngsinick/status/962387529927462912?s=17)

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StrikeDebt (@StrikeDebt) tweeted at 6:53 AM – 24 May 2018 :
Yes, shut them down. Make public universities completely free and a jubilee for all outstanding debt. This is the only solution.
https://t.co/YoinlehEo1 (http://twitter.com/StrikeDebt/status/999634454619525120?s=17)

great start.. we need to get rid of money

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David Graeber (@davidgraeber) tweeted at 5:21 AM on Wed, Jul 11, 2018:
And the grand prize for today’s youth? To be able to face the world in the way that everyone who’s ever lived in a non-pathological society assumes to be perfectly normal https://t.co/iFiUVvUMrq
(https://twitter.com/davidgraeber/status/1017006034815258624?s=03)

New game show “Paid Off” offers chance to eliminate student loan debt.

StrikeDebt (@StrikeDebt) tweeted at 5:32 AM on Sat, Jul 14, 2018:
Like it or not, this is the world we live in now; people’s pain being set to a laugh track for all of us to enjoy. “Black Mirror,” eat your heart out. https://t.co/jzKSoSTUla
(https://twitter.com/StrikeDebt/status/1018095939003867137?s=03)

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ny med.. free tuition for all – 55 000 a year

https://bigthink.com/brandon-weber/the-new-york-university-school-of-medicine-just-gave-its-students-a-life-saving-gift

At an average of $55,000 per year in tuition, many students who enter NYU’s School of Medicine end up following a career path that takes them into a high-paying specialty to offset their loans of $200,000 to $400,000.

With that in mind, NYU has decided to offer free tuition to students, regardless of need, encouraging them to go into family medicine, pediatrics, and research instead. The announcement came at the end of the White Coat Ceremony, where each student is issued their white coat, symbolizing the beginning of their journey.

“I’m proud to announce that as of right now, every student that we admit to New York University School of Medicine comes tuition-free,” Kenneth G. Langone, chair of the board of trustees, declared in a video announcement on Thursday. “And this includes the incoming class and the upperclassmen as well that are here right now—no more tuition. They walk out of here unencumbered, looking at a future where they can do what their passion tells them, which is to help people live better quality lives,” he added.

The plan, which will cover the standard tuition of approx. $55,000 per year, will not cover room and board or fees, which average $27,000 per year.

To cover tuition, the university has raised three-quarters of the expected $600 million needed from private donations and grants.

Three out of four medical students who graduated in 2017 were in debt, usually around $200,000. This can be one factor that ends with medical students committing suicide. Indeed, medical students are three times more likely to commit suicide than the rest of the general population in their age range—and debt can be one of the reasons.

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kittens not kids (@kittensnotkids) tweeted at 6:23 PM – 3 Sep 2018 :
@mcmansionhell @StrikeDebt Heheh last fall I was paid a total of $3800 to teach 106 students (no TAs, just me). THEY paid a total of AT LEAST (if all were in state) $318,000 to the university for just that one class. It was a 3-credit course. I have an MA and a PhD, and had taught for 12 years previously. (http://twitter.com/kittensnotkids/status/1036771614938025984?s=17)

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CityLab (@CityLab) tweeted at 6:12 AM – 22 Oct 2018 :
“The people burdened by student debt are not the kind of overprivileged Millennials … but rather, it’s the people who were told that this is the only way to get ahead,” says @Econ_Marshall of @rooseveltinst. https://t.co/b9voIhBTaW (http://twitter.com/CityLab/status/1054344623722774529?s=17)

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