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Title: Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Ideas Into Action. Fighting All Kinds of Unjust Debt.
START DATE: Saturday June 07
TIME: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location Details:
Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater, just outside City Hall. 14th & Broadway, Oakland, CA (right off City Center BART)
Event Type: Meeting
Contact NameHannah Appel
Email Addresshannah.appel [at] berkeley.edu
Phone Number
Address
New to Strike Debt?? Don’t walk cold turkey into a bunch of radicals talking about debt! Show up a half hour early—at 2:30 PM—for an informal pre-meeting intro session. If you’d like to attend this pre-together please email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com and let us know you’re coming.

Join Strike Debt Bay Area in working on some exciting projects locally and nationally to fight unjust debt.

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– The latest on our coalition efforts to Save the Berkeley Post Office and fight the privatization of our commons.
– The latest on our efforts to help Richmond and NGO allies push for principal reduction for Richmond's homeowners. Read two articles here and here, written by two Strike Debt Bay Area members  on the Richmond principal reduction / eminent domain case.
In addition, we are exploring the use of a public bank to help Richmond, CA and other communities escape the thrall of Wall Street.
- Work on our radio segment broadcast periodically on KPFA.
- A project to bring non-profit, non-usurious payday loan services to Vallejo and Oakland.
– Other projects include efforts to fight against student debt in conjunction with peeps at UC Cal via a Strike Debt UC Berkeley chapter of Strike Debt, a book group with semi-weekly discussions, investigations into the legitimacy of mortgage ownership and therefore the right to foreclose, and more.

"Just as bosses are dependent on workers, so are lenders dependent on borrowers. If workers walk out, the enterprise stops. If borrowers refuse to pay their debts, the lenders could be in real trouble. Each side depends on the other. The millions of underwater mortgage holders, of student debtors and credit card holders, need the bank loans -  but so do the banks need those borrowers, and they especially need them to cooperate by paying their monthly charges. Otherwise, the capital that the banks list on their books begins to drain away." ~Francis Fox Piven

Check out our website, our Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

Email: strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com

Check out the Berkeley Post Office Defenders website too.





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