OCCUPY WALL STREET ACTIVISTS BUY $15M OF AMERICANS’ PERSONNAL DEBT

Occupy Wall Street activists buy $15m of Americans’ personal debt

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/12/occupy-wall-street-activists-15m-personal-debt

Rolling Jubilee spent $400,000 to purchase debt cheaply from banks before ‘abolishing’ it, freeing individuals from their bills

Occupy Wall Street

Our primary purpose was to spread information about the workings of this secondary debt market,’ said Andrew Ross. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

A group of Occupy Wall Street activists has bought almost $15m of Americans’ personal debt over the last year as part of the Rolling Jubilee project to help people pay off their outstanding credit.

Rolling Jubilee, set up by Occupy’s Strike Debt group following the street protests that swept the world in 2011, launched on 15 November 2012. The group purchases personal debt cheaply from banks before “abolishing” it, freeing individuals from their bills.

By purchasing the debt at knockdown prices the group has managed to free $14,734,569.87 of personal debt, mainly medical debt, spending only $400,000.

“We thought that the ratio would be about 20 to 1,” said Andrew Ross, a member of Strike Debt and professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University. He said the team initially envisaged raising $50,000, which would have enabled it to buy $1m in debt.

“In fact we’ve been able to buy debt a lot more cheaply than that.”

The group is able to buy debt so cheaply due to the nature of the “secondary debt market”. If individuals consistently fail to pay bills from credit cards, loans, or medical insurance the bank or lender that issued the funds will eventually cut its losses by selling that debt to a third party. These sales occur for a fraction of the debt’s true values – typically for five cents on the dollar – and debt-buying companies then attempt to recoup the debt from the individual debtor and thus make a profit.

The Rolling Jubilee project was mostly conceived as a “public education project”, Ross said.

“We’re under no illusions that $15m is just a tiny drop in the secondary debt market. It doesn’t make a dent in the amount of debt.

“Our purpose in doing this, aside from helping some people along the way – there’s certainly many, many people who are very thankful that their debts are abolished – our primary purpose was to spread information about the workings of this secondary debt market.”

The group has focussed on buying medical debt, and has acquired the $14.7m in three separate purchases, most recently purchasing the value of $13.5m on medical debt owed by 2,693 people across 45 states and Puerto Rico, Rolling Jubilee said in a press release.

“No one should have to go into debt or bankruptcy because they get sick,” said Laura Hanna, an organiser with the group. Hanna said 62% of all personal bankruptcies have medical debt as a contributing factor.

Due to the nature of the debt market, the group is unable to specify whose debt it purchases, taking on the amounts before it discovers individuals’ identities. When Rolling Jubilee has bought the debt they send notes to their debtors “telling them they’re off the hook”, Ross said.

Ross, whose book, Creditocracy and the case for debt refusal, outlines the problems of the debt industry and calls for a “debtors’ movement” to resist credit, said the group had received letters from people whose debt they had lifted thanking them for the service. But the real victory was in spreading knowledge of the nature of the debt industry, he said.

“Very few people know how cheaply their debts have been bought by collectors. It changes the psychology of the debtor, knowing this.

“So when you get called up by the debt collector, and you’re being asked to pay the full amount of your debt, you now know that the debt collector has bought your debt very, very cheaply. As cheaply as we bought it. And that gives you moral ammunition to have a different conversation with the debt collector.”

BREAKING NEWS FROM THE WEEK OF JUNE 20-27, 2012

BREAKING NEWS FROM THE WEEK OF JUNE 20-27, 2012

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

 BREAKING NEWS – The following will give you a good background of the happenings of  this past week – June 20-27, 2012.

MILITARY GIVES GREEN LIGHT:

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/american-military-gives-the-green-light/

IMMEDIATE BACKGROUND:

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/a-look-at-our-present-world-scenario/

COSMIC VISION BREAKING NEWS

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/cosmic-vision-news-special-edition-breaking-real-news/

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AT THE G-20 IN RIO – AGENDA 21:

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/1388/

HISTORICAL GLOBAL ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATIONS MOVING RAPIDLY FORWARD

HISTORIC GLOBAL ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATIONS

MOVING RAPIDLY FORWARD

Scott Mowry

Earth’s Galactic Alignment

Taken from the URL listed below

A Fascinating Article – Be sure to read to the end or you will miss something exciting!

http://www.miraclesandinspiration.com/news_historic-global-economic-transformations.html

OCCUPY WALL STREET MOVEMENT MOVES INDOORS

OCCUPY WALL STREET MOVEMENT MOVES INDOORS

CNN REPORTS – VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT

http://stevebeckow.com/2011/12/offices-of-occupy-wall-street-showing-the-world-a-different-way-of-doing-things/

 

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, WE FIND OURSELVES AT A PLANETARY CROSSROADS

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, WE FIND OURSELVES AT

A PLANETARY CROSSROADS

Written & Compiled by Nancy Detweiler

A major holiday season approaches for large portions of the population of Planet Earth.  We find ourselves at a planetary crossroads.  Finally, the people of the world are awakening to a life they do not desire and that does not have to be.

How did we get here?  What can we do about it?

May I suggest that we spend a portion of this holiday season answering these questions.  To assist you, I am listing resources for you to read and view.

Let’s begin with:  How did we get here?

“Oh, The Lies We’ve Been Told”

Before we can truly walk the Way of Love, we must awaken to the many lies we have been told by those in power positions.  The most devastating of these lies relate to who we are as human beings living on Planet Earth.  These lies include the following, but are by no means the extent of the matrix of illusions by which we live…………….

Read More

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2009/07/13/oh-the-lies-weve-been-told/

***********************************

“How Is The Matrix of Lies Perpetuated?”

Earth humans reside in a matrix of lies or, as metaphysicians would say, a world of illusions.

Many of the concepts upon which we build our lives are merely illusions.  How are these lies perpetuated?  Do not intelligent people recognize the lie?  I’ll list a few of the methods used in order to give us an opportunity to awaken to what is really going on around us…………….

Read More

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2009/07/14/how-is-the-matrix-of-lies-perpetuated/

**************************************

What can we do about it? 

“So Who Are We, Really?”

Part 1

The only reason we can be controlled by lies is that we do not know who we truly are.  We are regularly taught:  you have one body, one life.  How many times daily are we bombarded with the Boniva Advertisement “I have just this one body and this one life?”  And that’s in case we forget what the preponderance of religious observers are taught:  “Only one life to live.”

In anatomy class, we learn about the physical body with no mention of the other bodies that encircle the physical.  Instead, we learn we are our physical body.  We are taught this body was originally conceived when our parents’ egg and sperm united.  We came to life in the womb and were born into the one physical plane life we have been granted.

Philosophy class strives to extend our concept of self.  We were born into an existential life experience in an unfathomable universe.  Religion class proclaims we are “born in sin” and explains life in terms of a three layered universe:  the physical plane, heaven, and hell.  We burn in hell for eternity if we fail to obey the doctrines of a particular religion.  Psychology class teaches we consist of the id, the ego, and the superego.  We possess five senses:  touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste.  Our perception of life is limited to what we can see with our physical eyes.  We proudly state, on the basis of our intellectual learning, “I’ll believe it when I see it” or “I’m from the show-me state.”

Problem is … 99.9% of Truth is invisible to the physical eyes and therefore not attainable by an intellect that knows only what it can experience physically—in person or vicariously through books, documentaries, etc.  In addition, since we habitually use only about 10% of our physical brain power, we really are ignorant of Truth!

So, who are we … really?…………………

Read More

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2009/07/24/so-who-are-we-really-part-i/

******************************************

“So, Who Are We, Really?”

Part 2

http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/lessons/lessons1.html

*******************************************

Once we awaken to who we truly are, we are free to view the world with open eyes.  We can no longer be fooled.  It is now time to understand what is happening on our planet.  The following full length movies will serve as an excellent beginning.

2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc-55p1Al9k&annotation_id=annotation_593906&feature=iv

The Source Field Investigations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR-klTa1y54&feature=player_embedded

*******************************************

You may continue reading at the following sites:

http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/index.html

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

A REVOLUTION INTO LOVE, PEACE, & ABUNDANCE FOR ALL

A REVOLUTION INTO LOVE, PEACE, & ABUNDANCE FOR ALL

Compiled by Nancy B. Detweiler

       Now is a time to celebrate!  The people of the world have awakened to their own Divine Sovereignty and inalienable (God-given) rights.  We, the people, call for a planet ruled by Love, Peace, & Abundance for All.  Now is the time for our planet to be transformed peacefully.

Now is the time to cease behaving in ways that do not resonate with our indwelling God.  We must no longer require that our men and women stand apart from the rest of humanity and kill or perpetuate violence.  We were not created for violence.

I wonder how many soldiers had much rather be at home, loving family, and participating in joyous family gatherings?  How many of the policemen/women required to guard the worldwide occupations would much rather join their brothers and sisters in a peaceful revolution for the betterment of our world?

We, as Earth humans, have evolved beyond the desires to kill, to instigate violence, to steal.  What we want in our deepest heart of hearts is to live in accordance with our inalienable rights:  Life, Liberty, & the Pursuit of Happiness.

**************************

       Below are videos that give voice to our deepest longings and to our innate knowledge that we are born to love, to share, and to fulfill our Soul’s mission for incarnating on Earth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS91BaRaqZw&sns=fb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsz383SvaKU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7IXlmoQV-Q&feature=share

Marianne Williamson’s book, Healing the Soul of America:  Reclaiming Our Voices As Spiritual Citizens is an excellent, inspiring book.  http://www.amazon.com/Healing-Soul-America-Reclaiming-Spiritual/dp/0684846225/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1318782166&sr=1-1

RECONNECTING … REMEMBERING WHO WE ARE … THE MAYAN CALENDER … & “OCCUPY WALL STREET”

ReConnecting…. Remembering Who We Are….The Mayan Calender….and “Occupy Wall Street”

Celia Fenn

Celia Fenn lives in South Africa.  She is an internationally known channel for Archangel Michael.

http://starchildglobal.com/

In the channels that I have done with Archangel Michael in the last few years, there has been consistent reference to a new Economic system as part of the shifts and changes that will be evidence of the manifestation of the New Earth. Also, Archangel Michael has pointed to two important dates or “gateways” in this process of Transformation, the 11/11/11 (11th Novermber 2011) and the 21/12/12 (21st December 2012). The first of these two pivotal moments also occurs within days of the 28th October 2011, which has come to be accepted as the date that concludes the Mayan Calender according to an influential school of thought.

There is no doubt about it, we are heading towards a “Timegate” of pivotal importance for the Spiritual and Social evolution of our Planet. But, unlike most of the “doom and gloomers” out there, I am not expecting any great disasters, whether financial or literal. It is my belief that we can pass through these Timegates or Stargates with the least possible trauma, using the incoming waves of Higher Vibrational energy to manifest the New Earth Reality of the Fifth Dimension of Light.

The completion of the Mayan Calendar was never meant to be an apocalyptic moment, it was simply the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. It is true, that as we live through this last and accelerated cycle and approach the end point, the energies are indeed intense. It is also true that we do not really know what will happen to the “waves” of Cosmic Creative energy once the cycles are complete. For those who are “Timekeepers” and who ride the “waves”, this is obviously an issue, and one that will only be resolved by those who have mastered the flows of time and who know how to “feel” the energies and where they are going. Time will certainly be very different after the Planet passes through the “Timegate” of 11/11/11 and then the later gate of 21/12/12. It is only to be expected that the New Earth of the Fifth Dimension will experience time in a very different way to the old earth of the Third Dimension.

As we have passed through this “preparation” period for this “Ascension” into Higher Consciousness and the New Earth Timeline, we have worked a great deal with the concepts of Re-Connection and Remembering Who we Are. We have remembered that we are Divine Light and we have reconnected to our Multi-Dimensional Self and our Human Angelic Nature. The Indigo and Crystal Children have helped us to step into this new Reality. We have learnt that we are stepping into the Heart and into Love as the center of our Being and our Reality, and we are learning how to connect once again with the Higher Aspect of Love – Compassion.

Now, I am going to suggest that what is happening now, with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, and the “economic” unrest in Europe, is a part of the process of “remembering who we are”, and an important transition into a New Economic Reality. The “Occupy” movement is focusing anger at the greed and exploitation of the big Banks and Corporations, and the way in which ordinary people are being pushed into poverty as a small elite get richer and richer. Hunger and hardship increase, due to price control and inflation, while all the while there is enough on the Planet to support all who live here. But, this is the first time that this is being given widespread recognition.

And, for the first time, the aspect of greed and its destructive path of exploitation is being publically acknowledged. And what goes with this, is the larger understanding that it doesn’t have to be this way. That there is a better way…Peace and Love. For the first time, We, as a Collective, are begining to remember that We are Beings of Love and Peace….and demanding the freedom to choose to live in Love and Peace and with Freedom and Abundance.

Of course, those of us who have been doing Spiritual work, have been saying that for a while…it has been the constant message of many channels in recent years. But now, it is moving into the mainstream. Of course, it is not being reported in the Media to any extent, but those who can “join the dots” can see that this energy is spreading. It is the first stirrings of a powerful collective desire to throw off all forms of slavery and restriction, but especially the economic prison that holds so many.

Many of the people who are entering this movement are focusing their anger only at the financial system, but I think we need also look at our collective beliefs around Money and Spirituality, and the energy of Compassion. The “Occupy Wall Street” movement has arisen in New York City, in the heart of the wealthiest country on the Planet. The USA managed to get to this point through various means, one of them being the “Puritan” or “Protestant” work ethic. It must be remembered that the “Founding Fathers” of the USA were Puritans who were fleeing from religious persecution in Europe, and so they brought with them their ideas and beliefs. One of them, in simple form, was that a good Christian worked hard and was rewarded for this hard work by God in the form of material blessings. For the Puritans, this went with a simple life, but as time went by it became associated with the “American Dream”…anyone can “work hard” and make money. And for some, it worked…but more recently it has become simply a distortion that allows banks, corporations and big business to exploit people in the drive for bigger and bigger profits to enrich the “one percent” at the expense of the 99 percent. In truth, the original plan for human life was that all would be provided for in a “Paradise” Earth, and that “work” was not necessary for survival. As we reconnect with the Abundance Flows of the Sixth Dimension and re-learn how to Dream Dance our lives into the Manifestation of Abundance, “work” will simply seem uneccessary. Work will be replaced by the meaningful expression of Soul Purpose in Joy and Fun and with the Flow of Blessings.

Whatever you feelings about this issue, there can be no doubt that as this philosophy of economics took root in western culture, it also disconnected People from their Humanity and from Compassion. The issue of Individual Survival and “making money” became the most important feature of life on Earth. I was brought up to believe that the purpose of life was to work to make money, it was both a purpose and a neccessity. It always felt wrong to me. It took me a long time to “unlearn” that conditioning and to really connect with the True Purpose of Life, which of course has nothing to do with money. The purpose of Life has to do with Love, Compassion and Experience…it is about growing in our Capacity to express our Soul and our Light and to be All that We Are…Loving and Compassionate Beings. Money is simply a useful means of exchange in the flow of abundance that is natural to all humans when they are Soul aligned and expressing who they Are.

So, the “Occupy” movement is an exppression of a growing realization that we have been trapped in a dead end with our Economic system, and that we have to begin to create something new. It is a symptom of the Planetary Collective moving towards realization of a new and sustainable future, and right on time! The next few years will be intensely focussed on evolving Social and Economic systems that are Democratic and Sustainable and that serve the interests of all Beings on the Earth. The first steps are being taken……

For me, it is significant that New York is the birthplace of this movement. The 9/11 events in the Wall Street area in 2001 began one of the most intensive periods of Social, Political and Spiritual transformation in recent history. Now, ten years later, the Planet is Ready to enter into a new period of Transformation. But, this time, it will not be traumatic and violent, for the 11/11/11 energies are about Peace, Love and Renewal.

Archangel Michael has also asked me to be present in New York for the 11/11/11 Light Code Activations and to receive the Codes of Renewal at the time of the Stargate. And so, on the week-end of the 11th, 12th and 13th of November, I will be working with Lightworkers in New York City. We will be holding Meditations, Ceremonies and Seminars, and we invite all who feel called to join us in New York for this Lightwork with Archangel Michael. Now is the Time…..this is our Moment!

Please Click Here to Read more about the 11/11/11 Events in New York City.

%d bloggers like this: