Strike Debt!

You are not a loan.

Strike Debt is a nationwide movement of debt resisters fighting for economic justice and democratic freedom.

Debt is a tie that binds the 99%. With stagnant wages, systemic unemployment, and public service cuts, we are forced to go into debt for the basic things in life — and thus surrender our futures to the banks. Debt is major source of profit and power for Wall Street that works to keep us isolated, ashamed, and afraid. Using direct action, research, education, and the arts, we are coming together to challenge this illegitimate system while imagining and creating alternatives. We want an economy in which our debts are to our friends, families, and communities — and not to the 1%.

The Debt Resisters' Operations Manual

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The Debt Resisters’ Operations Manual
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Is Strike Debt still active?

Strike Debt is a decentralized network of debt resisters, including activists, artists, and organizers. Started in New York City in 2012, Strike Debt has achieved much since its origin: the creation of anti-debt organizations around the US, the writing and publication of The Debt Resisters’ Operations Manual, and the material support and organizational base for …

We shouldn't have to debt-finance our housing, health care, and education. Join the nation's first debtors' union to demand true public goods.