Justice Department Defends the Poor

By Evangeline Comeau-Kirschner, age 10 State and local courts in the United States have increasingly put poor people in jail for not being able to pay off legal fees. PHOTO: Edward Corpuz On March 14, Vanita Gupta and Lisa Foster, members of the U.S. Department of...

Strike Debt To Change Tactics

By IRATI EGORHO DIEZ, age 11 PHOTO: The All-Nite Images Rolling Jubilee, a project by the Strike Debt movement that started in 2012, has raised $701,317 to abolish $14,734,569.87 worth of debt. This project buys people’s debt at a fraction of its worth as a...

Rolling Jubilee: a Bailout of the People by the People

By Zola Ross-Gray, and Irati Egorho Diez, ages 10 You are recovering from surgery from a broken back, and you owe $100,000 in debts to the hospital. You have no money to pay off these debts because you lost your job, and you have to feed your family. Every day, when...

Occupy Strikes Debt

By JALEN CROSTEN, age 12 and TOM ENGLISH Occupy Student Debt is a website that collects stories from people trying to deal with their debt; knowing that you are not alone is the first step to changing something in society together. PHOTO: Occupywallst.org Occupy Wall...

Negotiation: Key to Greek Debt Crisis

By THEO YANOS, age 10 Violent protests erupted in Greece in 2010, when the government decided to save money by laying off civil servants and by cutting public spending. Protests continued, mostly peacefully, in 2012 because many Greeks lost their jobs and cannot find...