Debt Servitude & Debt Resistance – Discussion Series

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Join us to explore the sordid history for debt!  Where does debt come from?  How does debt disappear?  Why is so much debt deemed odious and hence illegitimate?  How did people resist debt in the past?  What about current debt resistance struggles?

We’ll be reading selected excerpts from David Graeber’s Debt the First 5000 Years, Patricia Adams’ Odious Debts, Andrew Ross’ Creditocracy, and Occupy’s Debt Resisters Operations Manual.

Location:  Rainbow Bookstore, 426 W. Gilman, Madison, WI

New session added!!  Tue Jun 17 6:30-8:30 pm Mini Workshop: Understanding the Federal Reserve System and how money is “created” by the government led by Deb Ross who has been active promoting the public banking alternative locally

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Tue May 20 6:30-9 pm ***Toussaint L’Ouverture Birthday Party and Activist Planning Session**** – Please join us for cake, snacks, & music!

Tues. April 8th 6:30 pm
History of debt (before and after it became monetized) with excerpts from David Graeber’s Debt the First 1000 Years

Tues. April 15th 6:30 pm
Export of debt (vulture funds, debt as a tool of imperialism) with excerpts from Patricia Adams’ Odious Debts

Tues. April 29th 6:30 pm
Modern day debt crisis (banksters, 1% vs 99%) with excerpts from Andrew Ross’ Creditocracy

Tues. May 6th 6:30 pm
Debt resistance and other struggles (democratic lending and grassroots capital) with excerpts from Occupy’s Debt Resisters’ Operations Manual

The class will be facilitated by John E. Peck, an indebted part-time economics instructor at Madison College.  Info?  jepeck@wisc.edu  or #262-9036.

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