the Iconocast: Thomas Gokey from Strike Debt (episode 49)

December 12, 2013the Iconocast Collective

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In this episode, Mark talks with Thomas Gokey.

Thomas, a Syracuse University art professor, is a part of Strike Debt. Strike Debt is a nationwide movement of debt resistors fighting for economic justice and democratic freedom. A little over a year ago, Strike Debt announced Rolling Jubilee. Rolling Jubilee is a Strike Debt project that buys debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, abolishes it. They are trying to spark a movement that imagines and creates a new world based on the common good, not Wall Street profits.

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Intro and bumper music for this episode is  All Along the Watchtower as performed by Jimi Hendrix.

  • Nekeisha

    “Zucotti – it felt like the church that I’ve always wanted to go to.”
    Great interview, Mark and awesome work to Thomas Gokey and Rolling Jubliee…

  • Thomas Brown

    Since you closed the comments on your calendar theft, I have to leave this comment here:

    Thank you.

    Based on your example, I am apparently free to exercise illegal anarchist acts based on my beliefs. That means since I am offended by being forced to see crosses, churches, Bibles, etc. as I walk around my own country, I can take action. I can set fire to every cross I see, steal and destroy Bibles being hawked in plain sight at malls, and burn down churches. Great!

    It’s such a relief to have your shining example to follow. Really.

  • Lucy_Fer

    After reading the article about how you people stole from a woman and took from their employees, I’m going to suggest that these employers start guarding their products with lions.

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