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This Week is OccU-pied by DEBT!

Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 16, 2012, 1:36 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: occupy university, strike debt, nyc

OWS march with You Are Not A Loan banner

JOIN US FOR A GREAT WEEK OF HORIZONTAL DISCUSSIONS AROUND DEBT!

5 Sessions! All THIS week!

  • On Debt and Race!
  • History of Debt Resistance!
  • The Visual Culture of Debt!
  • Contemporary Art, and the Specter of Communization!
  • On Municipal Debt!

About Occupy University: http://university.nycga.net/
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** N.B. Events at EFA coincide wth "TO HAVE AND TO OWE" an exhibition on how we understand and experience debt, as well as EFA sponsored artist open studio tours!

EXPLORE NEW WAYS TO THINK ABOUT DEBT THROUGH ART!

*** More Info: http://www.efanyc.org/
323 West 39th Street - Manhattan


TUESDAY - 10/16–7pm–Momenta Art-Debt Discussion Series:

:: ON RACE AND DEBT – Pam Brown, Winter, Aleks Perisic

Debt is often perceived as a problem of the declining middle class. Nothing could be further from the truth. From “third world” countries impoverished by odious debts and structural adjustment programs, to broke U.S. cities cutting basic and welfare services, to 400% payday loans rampant in low-income communities, to predatory lending in the credit card, student and housing markets, debt affects us all. This teach-in will explore the ways in which debt in a capitalist society functions to ensure that class divisions along racial lines remain unchallenged.

NOTE THIS SESSION IS AT MOMENTA ART
Morgan Avenue L train - Brooklyn

*** More Info: http://www.momentaart.org/


WEDNESDAY - 10/17 — 7pm–Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts – Debt Discussion Series

:: A BRIEF HISTORY OF DEBT RESISTANCE –George Caffentzis

Debt slavery, indenture, torture and imprisonment have a long history, but so does resistance to them. The class will trace the forms of debt resistance in the past, aiming to glean the knowledge of those involved in previous anti-debt struggles to help us in our debt resistance today.

*** More Info: http://www.efanyc.org/
323 West 39th Street - Manhattan


THURSDAY - 10/18 –7pm– Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts – Art of Debt Series

:: THE VISUAL CULTURE OF DEBT - Nick Mirzoeff

Neo-liberalism has visualized the debt society as a distinctly new arrangement of public space that Occupy has tried to counter. While debt is often said to be invisible, it is the means of naming, separating and ordering space in such a way that it comes to seem right. This teach-in will offer ways to analyze this visualization of debt, both in the present and by means of a comparison with the Civil Rights Movement.

*** More Info: http://www.efanyc.org/
323 West 39th Street - Manhattan


FRIDAY - 10/19 –7pm– Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts- Art of Debt Series

:: STRIKE DEBT, CONTEMPORARY ART AND THE SPECTER OF COMMUNIZATION - Yates McKee

*** More Info: http://www.efanyc.org/
323 West 39th Street - Manhattan


SATURDAY - 10/20 –2pm- Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts- Debt Discussion Series

:: ON MUNICIPAL DEBT – Ann Larson

Is your town experiencing a budget crisis? Is your city laying off workers and cutting services? If this is happening in your community, you are a debtor. Come and learn about municipal bonds, the favorite weapon of mafia capitalists everywhere!

*** More Info: http://www.efanyc.org/
323 West 39th Street - Manhattan


JOIN US FOR THIS GREAT WEEK OF TALKING AND LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER! INVITE FRIENDS!

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[-] 3 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 1 year ago

Targeting the symptoms of debt, foreclosures, low wages, will never cure the disease, which is Wall Street occupying Congress. Occupy Wall Street should focus on the cause, not the effects.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

OWS has been saying Wall Street corrupts the government since day 1

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 1 year ago

I wish we would stay focused on that message.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

I push it everyday!

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 1 year ago

Keep up the good work!

[-] 1 points by DebtNEUTRALITYpetition (586) 1 year ago

I had that slogan, You are not a loan, up on my on bloggers against Chase bank blogsite for a few years. I just took it down a few months ago so I could shrink the size of the top part of the blog.

http://bloggersagainstchasebank.blogspot.com/

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[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Force the banks to forgive debt of working class as punishment for their criminal acts during the economic crash!

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