Print Issue Exclusive: What Would Happen If Debtors Went on Strike?


Content from our print issue is usually only available to subscribers, but this week we’re offering free access (for a limited time only!) to one article from our current issue on Jubilee and Debt Abolition. Click here to read the article, “Power Without the King: The Debt Strike as Credible Threat.”
If you are already a subscriber, please share this article with your friends! And if you have not yet subscribed, we invite you to check out this straight-shooting article to see what you are missing.In this piece, author Paul Hampton explores what it would take to achieve Jubilee (debt abolition) through organized pressure from debtors. Considering the historical context of the first mass debt cancellations, he argues that the only way to abolish debt is to do so ourselves from outside of the confines of the market system. Without threatening banks with mass nonpayment, he claims, debtors have no leverage when it comes to negotiating with profit-motivated lenders and legislators. Read his article now to learn how activists are already working to build a targeted debt refusal movement.
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