May Day Solidarity: Healthcare is a Human Right

Healthcare advocates – UNITE in Union Square on May Day!
 
12Noon – 5:30 – Assemble in Union Square
 
5:30PM – March to City Hall
 
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Healthcare for the 99% will be tabling in Union Square (southwest corner of the park) from 12Noon until the march starts at 5:30p. All healthcare advocates are welcome to join us! – Everyone will have to bring their own tables.
 
5:30pm – March for Healthcare as a Human Right
~ In solidarity with the larger May Day march ~
March departs at 5:30pm from Union Square to City Hall
Bring your signs, banners, and chants – as we march together with one message that unites us all – Healthcare is a Human Right!
 
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Contact us at: owshealthcare@gmail.com
 
For a full schedule of May Day events go to:

The Official OWS May Day Website
The Official OWS May Day Facebook Page

PROTEST: Strike Private Health Insurance

THURS, MARCH 21 It’s time to take our message to the streets –
U.S. Healthcare – It’s a Matter of “Life or Debt”.

Join Strike Debt, Healthcare for the 99% and allies for an important day of action!

4PM – Assemble in Bryant ParkHEALTHCARE_MEME2
4-5PM – RALLY & Speak-Out
5PM – MARCH!

Facebook Event: Strike Private Health Insurance – March and Rally

Download and Print Fliers:

Full Sheet Flier, 1/2 Sheet Flier, Spanish Flier

Hashtags for the action:
#lifeordebt #M23 #strikedebt

JOIN US on Saturday, March 23 – Life or Debt: A Day of Free Healthcare & Education

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Today, when you buy health insurance, you’re making a bet that doesn’t pay off. And it’s not just a bet with money, it’s a bet with your life. In response to this broken system, Strike Debt’s Rolling Jubilee initiative has taken action: we have purchased and abolished $1 Million of medical debt.

These actions are part of a week of actions all around the country declaring a Healthcare Emergency: It’s a Matter of “Life or Debt”.

Call to action: http://strikedebt.org/lifeordebt
Contact: rjaction@strikedebt.org
Hashtags for the action: #lifeordebt #M23 #strikedebt

Action: U.S. Healthcare – It’s a Matter of “Life or Debt”

Exciting actions coming soon… Join Us!

March 21 – Strike Private Health Insurance – March and Rally

March 23 – Life or Debt: A Day of Free Healthcare & Education

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Today, when you buy health insurance, you’re making a bet that doesn’t pay off. And it’s not just a bet with money, it’s a bet with your life. In response to this broken system, Strike Debt’s Rolling Jubilee initiative has taken action: we have purchased and abolished $1 Million of medical debt.

These actions are part of a week of actions all around the country declaring a Healthcare Emergency: It’s a Matter of “Life or Debt”.

Help us get the word out! Download and Print Fliers

Full Sheet Flier, 1/2 Sheet Flier, Spanish Flier

Call to action: http://strikedebt.org/lifeordebt
Contact: rjaction@strikedebt.org
Hashtags for the action: #lifeordebt #M23 #strikedebt

If you won’t be in New York, join us in bringing this action everywhere! Already, actions are planned in California, Maryland, Colorado, Vermont and Minnesota. Wherever you are,

Protest a closed community hospital
· Support a struggling community hospital
· Protest a private insurance company
· Protest a pharmaceutical company
· Do a creative direct action!
· Organize a healthcare or debt speak out
· Organize a free health screening or health fair
· Organize free legal advice and debt/financial guidance
· Provide free education about debt and/or healthcare

 

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On Air: U.S. Healthcare A Matter of Life or Debt

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Clearing the FOG Radio will discuss medical debt and bankruptcy in the United States.

Strike Debt’s Rolling Jubilee is preparing to announce a large purchase of medical debt. But instead of collecting on it, they are going to erase it!

The United States is the only wealthy nation in which people face such significant financial barriers to accessing health care that they avoid it or go into debt or bankruptcy as a result of medical illness or cost.

Our guests are Thomas Gokey and Dr. Steffie Woolhandler. We will explore why medical debt exists in the US and what we can do to end it.

Thomas Gokey is a visual artist who works in two-dimensional media, video, performance and sculpture. He is an, adjunct professor at Syracuse University and a member of Strike Debt.

Dr. Steffie Woolhandler is a primary care physician and professor of public health and medicine at CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College . She is a co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program and author of several leading academic studies on medical bankruptcy. She lived and practiced medicine in Massachusetts and will speak about the impact of the health law there that is very similar to the new federal health law.

Watch the show live on UStream’s Economic Democracy Media channel.
Follow us on Twitter @ClearFOGMedia
Follow us on Facebook at Clearing the FOG Radio Show.
Find our website at ClearingtheFOGRadio.org.

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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Share your debt story

Share the event on facebook

Sign up online at The Rolling Jubilee and follow @StrikeDebt on Twitter.
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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.

 

 

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!

Facebook Event

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