The People’s Bailout: Variety Show & Telethon

THE PEOPLE’S BAILOUT:  A Variety Show & Telethon to Benefit the 99%

Thurs, Nov 15th, 8-11pm

Watch the event LIVE online at The Rolling Jubilee.org

Special guests include: Janeane Garofalo, Jeff Mangum from Neutral Milk Hotel, Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, Lizz Winstead, The Yes Men, Matt Taibbi, and many more!

DONATE LIVE!
$25 (abolishes an estimated $500 worth of debt)
$50 (abolishes an estimated $1000 worth of debt)
$100 (abolishes an estimated $2000 worth of debt)
$250 (abolishes an estimated $5000 worth of debt)

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FREE! VIEWING PARTY in NYC
Church of the Village
201 W 13th Street, New York NY 10011 (just off 7th Avenue)
Join friends to watch the event, join discussions, break-out groups, and more!

NOT IN NYC?
Host a local viewing party with your friends or colleagues for “The People’s Bailout” telethon!

WHAT IS A ROLLING JUBILEE?
Check out this short video for more info. Read the FAQ here (bottom of page).

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A BAILOUT FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE

Join Strike Debt for an updated version of an old classic, the telethon, to launch The Rolling Jubilee, a campaign that buys debt for pennies on the dollar and does away with it. Instead of collecting the debt, we will abolish it and help free the debtors!

People shouldn’t have to go into debt for an education, because they need medical care, or to put food on the table during hard times. We shouldn’t have to pay endless interest to the 1% for basic necessities. Big banks and corporations walk away from their debts and leave taxpayers to pick up the tab. It’s time for a bailout of the people, by the people.

It will be a wild night of music, comedy, magic, education, and the unexpected. This fast-moving variety show will mix well-known performers, intellectuals and activists from Strike Debt and Occupy Wall Street.

Special guests include Janeane Garofalo, Lizz Winstead, Max Silvestri, Hari Kondabolu, David Rees, The Yes Men, actor/director John Cameron Mitchell, Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel, Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, Guy Picciotto of Fugazi, Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio, Climbing Poetree, the Invisible Army of Defaulters, members of Healthcare for the 99%, Occupy Faith, and many more.

OCT 22: Return to Rangel’s: Support A Robin Hood Tax

Robin Hood Tax Rally

11 am • Monday October 22nd

Congressman Charles Rangel’s Office
163 W 125th St        (@125th and 7th Ave)

On Oct 2nd we told Rangel we would be back – Join us as we rally outside of Congressman Charles Rangel’s office to demand that he support the Robin Hood Tax. A Robin Hood Tax, would place a .25% tax on Wall Street speculative trading which could generate $350 Billion a year to bolster our economy and fund a universal healthcare system. The Movement is now a Bill in Congress – if you aren’t able to attend the event  contact your representative to demand that they Support the Bill.

This action is in solidarity with Act Up, Health Gap, Healthcare-Now! NYC, National Nurses United, and VOCAL

Download fliers here.

 

 

#O18: Romney & Obama in NYC – Protest Austerity – Protect Our Social Safety Net

Mitt Romney and President Obama will be in New York City on Thursday, October 18, for the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner. This is the only NYC event with both presidential candidates present.

STAND UP to cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security
STAND UP to cuts to our Social Safety Net
STAND UP to Austerity

…with an equal opportunity protest against BOTH presidential candidates.

When:  Thursday, October 18, 5:30 PM
Where: The Waldorf Astoria Hotel
301 Park Avenue @ E.50th St, NYC

Changes to Medicare have been a central issue in the debates. STAND UP for the only change that needs to be made: Improving and Expanding Medicare for All – implementing a universal healthcare system in the United States.

Join us, Physicians for a National Health Program-NY Metro and allies against cuts to our social safety net – Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

“When Paul Ryan was picked as Mitt Romney’s running mate back in August, Medicare was pushed to center stage as the main issue of the elections. Ryan is the architect of the plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program–a move that would end the popular and efficient public program as we know it and jeopardize the health of close to 50 million elderly and disabled Americans. He and other Republican leaders also want to block-grant Medicaid. While most Democrats oppose these proposals, they have their own plans to drastically cut these safety net programs if they enter into an anticipated ‘grand bargain’ on the deficit.”

- PNHP-NY Metro

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OCT 2: Rally at Rangel’s: Support A Robin Hood Tax

Robin Hood Tax Rally

11am • Tues, Oct 2nd

Congressman Charles Rangel’s Office
163 W 125th St        (btn 7th & Lenox)

Join us as we rally outside of Congressman Charlie Rangel’s office to demand that he support the Robin Hood Tax. A Robin Hood Tax, would place a .25% tax on Wall Street speculative trading which could generate $350 Billion a year to bolster our economy and fund a universal healthcare system. The Movement is now a Bill in Congress – if you aren’t able to attend the event  contact your representative to demand that they Support the Bill.

This action will be in solidarity with Act Up, Health Gap, Healthcare-Now! NYC, National Nurses United, and VOCAL

S17: All Roads Lead to Wall Street

JOIN US @ 7AM @ ZUCCOTTI

Keep up on the latest with Text Updates – text @healthcarefor99 to the number 23559

Here is a breakdown of scheduled events:

All Roads Lead to Wall Street

7am - Assemble at convergence points to prepare for actions. Check out the Tactical Map

99% Bloc – Zuccotti Park

Ecology Bloc – South Ferry/Staten Island Terminal

Education Bloc – South Street Seaport

Strike Debt Bloc – 55 Water St/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza

7:30 am - Actions: The People’s Wall and 99 Revolutions

10am - Storm Wall Street: An ecologically themed convergence for a sustainable future @ Bowling Green

11:15 - Spokescouncil @ Bowling Green

12pm – 5pm - Open Space for assemblies, art making and conversation @ Liberty or Foley Sq

12pm – 1pm - The 99% Returns to Wall Street (assembly by organizational allies) @ Liberty or Foley Sq

2pm - Debt Assembly/Speakout @ South Ferry/Staten Island Terminal

6pm – 8pmPopular Assembly @ Foley Square

Sept 3: Save Downstate Hospital!

Join us at the West Indian Day Parade

Assemble 9:00-10:00 at SUNY Downstate Lefferts Satellite Clinic at the corner of Lefferts & Schenectady

We will be participating in the political section of the parade which begins at approximately 10:30 a.m.

All members, families, and friends are welcome to join us.  Our theme is Saving Jobs at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

The community says:

Save Downstate Hospital!

For more info:

owshealthcare@gmail.com - owshealthcare.wordpress.com - (646) 926-4499

OCCUPY TOWN SQUARE: SUNSET PARK

OCCUPY TOWN SQUARE: SUNSET PARK

SAT, AUGUST 25, 2012
12 NOON

Teach-ins • Political Discussions • Open Community Speakout • Live Music • Art  • Activities for kids • Silk Screening

… and more!

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OCCUPY TOWN SQUARE: ASTORIA / LIC

OCCUPY TOWN SQUARE: ASTORIA / LIC

SATURDAY, AUG 11, 2012 – 11:00AM

ASTORIA PARK
19th Street and Astoria Park South
Astoria, NY 11105
Between Astoria Park South and Ditmars Blvd

August 8th: Save Downstate Hospital!

Rally to save jobs and health care services at SUNY Downstate Medical Center!

Governor Cuomo wants to balance the budget by layoffs, hospital closings, and severe pension reductions. The banks got bailed out. We got sold out. Join us to work for better healthcare and more jobs. Reclaim Healthcare for the 99%!

Join Healthcare for the 99% and the Brooklyn Community to Rally and Speak Out!

Already, dozens of Downstate employees have received layoff notices in the first of several waves of job cuts that could leave thousands of health care professionals without jobs.

The cuts are part of Downstate’s restructuring plan, which will drastically cut vital hospital services—and impact thousands of Brooklyn patients who depend on the hospital for life-saving care. Brooklyn’s economy will be devastated; the borough’s unemployment and foreclosure rates will soar.

  • When: Wednesday, August 8, 2012
  • Time: Noon – 2 p.m
  • Where: SUNY Downstate Hospital (Map470 Clarkson Ave, Brooklyn

Subway: Take the 2 or 5 trains to Winthrop St (Exit at Nostrand/Parkside Ave. Cross Nostrand Avenue and walk one block on Parkside Ave until it ends and turn right  onto New York Avenue, walk east one block and make left onto Clarkson Avenue).

Bus: B-12 and northbound B-44 buses stop at the corner of Clarkson and New York Avenues

For more info:

owshealthcare@gmail.com - owshealthcare.wordpress.com - (646) 926-4499