Occupy Wall Street's Rolling Jubilee Will Buy Your Debt For Pennies on the Dollar

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But instead of collecting it, they'll abolish it in random act of kindness. The Jubilee begins on November 15 with "The People's Bailout," a variety show and telethon in New York City, but you can make donations over at RollingJubilee.org. All proceeds will go towards buying and abolishing people's debt.

WTF of the Day

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A mannequin hanging from a Las Vegas billboard emblazoned with "Dying For Work" had motorists lighting up 911 switchboards at the crack of dawn this morning -- drivers were convinced they were seeing a real person swinging from the rope.

Another billboard in the Las Vegas area read "Hope You're Happy Wall St.," with a second mannequin hanging from the edge.

No one has claimed responsibility for the creepy hangmen, though the website for Occupy Las Vegas applauds the displays, and accuses Nevada lawmakers of slashing social aid programs in the down economy.

"People saying it's in bad taste are living sheltered lives," says Sebring Frehner, an Occupy supporter. They "don't pay attention to what affects the working class."

[death+taxes]

May Day Protests of the Day

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Today's May Day general strike, driven by the Occupy Wall Street movement and labor activists worldwide, included peaceful protests in Washington, D.C., and London, injured rioters in Oakland, widespread vandalism in Seattle, more than 30 arrests in New York, and regularly scheduled activism in Portland. Protest organizers said they intended to show the "1 percent" what life without the "99 percent" would look like, encouraging workers and students to take a day off in solidarity against income inequality and "unjust" corporate practices.

[motherjones]

Mockupation of the Day

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Mockupation of the Day: At the urging of the official Occupy Wall Street Twitter feed, protesters raided a tent city set up in Foley Square for the filming of an Occupy Wall Street-themed episode of Law and Order: SVU.

The Zuccotti Park replica came complete with its own People's Kitchen and People's Library. "They've delivered us this perfectly wrapped Christmas present with a bow on

Occupy Melbourne News Update of the Day

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Occupy Melbourne News Update of the Day: Though Occupy protesters in Melbourne were able to successfully skirt the city's anti-Occupy ban on camping by wearing their tents, the clever subterfuge was short-lived.

This morning, police told protesters they could no longer walk around Flagstaff Gardens dressed as tents, and would be given "reasonable time" to put on clothes

Merry Pepper-Spray-Mist of the Day

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Merry Pepper-Spray-Mist of the Day: Respawn Entertainment community manager Abbie Heppe shows off her homemade Pepper Spray Cop-themed Christmas sweater at the G4 holiday party.  

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Infographic of the Day

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Infographic of the Day: Brooklyn College associate professor of sociology Alex S. Vitale and illustrator Chi Birmingham chart the evolution of police riot gear from the war protests of the 60s and 70s, through the trade protests of the mid-90s, to the current Occupy Wall Street demonstrations and their various national offshoots.