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Podcast 3: The Rolling Jubilee Edition

Back in March, two MFY staff attorneys attended an event put on by Strike Debt, which put a spotlight on the issue of medical debt. Strike Debt is a coalition that arose out of the Occupy Wall Street movement, whose goal is to build popular resistance to all forms of debt. The event was also a celebration of the success of one of Strike Debt's major initiatives -- the Rolling Jubilee. Through the Rolling Jubilee, Strike Debt was able to purchase and abolish over $1 million in medical debt. We had a chance to speak briefly with Luke Herrine, Laura Hanna, and Thomas Gokey about the origins of the Rolling Jubilee, as well as its future.

Date: June 4, 2013

Time: 21:06

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Here are some articles covering the event that Ariana and Evan went to:
CNN Money (3/15/2013):

Death and Taxes Magazine (3/15/2013):

Daily News(3/16/2013):

AOL News (3/20/2013):

The Nation (3/22/2013):

Truthout (3/26/2013):
Huffington Post (3/27/2013):

The Villager (3/28/2013):
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