The People’s Bailout: A Variety Show and Telethon to Benefit the 99%
Join Strike Debt for an updated version of an old classic, the telethon, to launch The Rolling Jubilee, a campaign that buys debt for pennies on the dollar and does away with it. Instead of collecting the debt, we will abolish it and help free the debtors! People shouldn’t have to go into debt for an education, because they need medical care, or to put food on the table during hard times. We shouldn’t have to pay endless interest to the 1% for basic necessities. Big banks and corporations walk away from their debts and leave taxpayers to pick up the tab. It’s time for a bailout of the people, by the people. It will be a wild night of music, comedy, magic, education, and the unexpected. This fast-moving variety show will mix well-known performers, intellectuals and activists from Strike Debt and Occupy Wall Street.
Featuring Lizz Winstead, Hari Kondabolu, Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel), Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio), Das Racist, Janeane Garofalo, and more!