Rolling Jubilee

Occupy Is Back, And Reading The Bible

11/18/2012
Staff Writer

Occupy Wall Street has staged a comeback by taking a page out of the Good Book.

The protest movement that made its name last year by turning a Manhattan park into a commune has generated an offshoot called Strike Debt, which is raising money to buy debt that other people have accrued -- and then forgive them.

They call the initiative "Rolling Jubilee," after the Biblical injunction to hold a jubilee every fifty years in which Hebrew slaves were freed and debts abolished.

Occupy Wall Street, which celebrated its one-year birthday with protests like this one, has a new idea. Getty Images
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