In the Media

The Case for Debt Refusal Panel (February 19, 2014)

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Is a debt movement possible? Learning from the failure of recent campaigns

Acronym TV Resistance Report (August 23, 2013)

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My comments on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Cornel West’s anger at Obama.

Democracy Now! (July 3, 2013)

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Does it seem likely that in a democracy people would vote to charge themselves higher interest rates than banks pay on a basic need like education? Watch (or read) my discussion with Amy Goodman on the student debt crisis on Democracy Now! (July 3, 2013)

Late Night NY (June 30, 2013)

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Check out my conversation about Strike Debt, the Rolling Jubilee, and colorblind racism on Late Night TV.

Democracy Now! (November 15, 2012)

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“We know that the system is incredibly predatory and that it’s a racialized system, as well. Debt collectors target low-income communities of color regularly with predatory tactics, like entering judgments against them in court, things that they cannot defend themselves against, and then they’re able to make claim to their bank accounts and any assets that they have.”

Uprising with Sonali Kolhatkar (November 15, 2012)


“More than a year after the Occupy Wall Street movement was forcibly evicted from Zuccotti Park, aka Liberty Square, in Manhattan, the movement has returned full force with new energy flowing into two directions: Occupy Sandy and Strike Debt. Later in the hour we’ll hear about storm relief efforts, but first, an offshoot of 2011 Occupy Movement, has put together a project called “Rolling Jubilee” to put an end to the crushing burden of debt affecting millions of people in this country. Strike Debt is kicking off its campaign with a sold-out event called “The People’s Bailout” tonight which will will be streaming live online.”

Listen to the interview here: Uprising

In These Times (November 14, 2012)


“Collection and credit rating agencies are very much part of the system that makes debt so crushing—they assign you a number that determines whether you can get a new apartment, sign up for utility bills, or buy the car that you need to travel to work. There’s an intimate connection between Wall Street and the secondary market where they sell defaulted debt. We want to reveal the system, and allow people to see it for what it is.”

Interview – In These Times

You Are Not A Loan (November 8, 2013)


“Though the Occupy camps have disbanded, many organizers believe they’ve found the next big tent under which the year-old movement can regroup: debt. At the one-year anniversary celebration of Occupy Wall Street, members of the group Strike Debt distributed 5,000 free copies of a Debt Resistors’ Operations Manual.”

You Are Not A Loan – In These Times

Laura Flanders GRIT TV (September 17, 2012)

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