From PFI contracts that make hospitals three times as expensive as public funding would, to the bubble in the housing sector, from graduates’ average debt burdens of £44,000, to unpayable energy bills …debt affects all aspects of our lives.
Be it private, national or local government, debt is one of the neoliberal system’s most powerful tools to discipline us.
But together, we can overcome the shame attached and the idea that you need to be an expert to understand what is happening.
Together we can start building strategies for resistance.
As part of Occupy London’s New Putney Debates, Debt Resistance UK organised an evening of discussion to hear more, share stories on debt and explore possibilities for collective action.
Introducting DebtResistanceUK – Vica Rogers
Payday Loans – Carl Packman
Household Energy Debt – Clare Welton
Housing Debt – Mary Robertson
NHS Debt – Helen Mercer
Local Government Debt – Joel Benjamin
National Debt – Jonathan Stevenson
Student Debt – Fanny Malinen