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Astra Taylor

Astra Taylor

Astra Taylor is a writer, documentary filmmaker (including Zizek! and Examined Life,) and activist. She is the author of "The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age."  She also helped launch the Occupy offshoot Strike Debt and its Rolling Jubilee campaign.

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Biden Absolutely Has the Power To Unilaterally Cancel All Federal Student Debt. He Just Refuses To Do It.

Biden owes this country debt relief not only because he campaigned on it, but because he helped cause the problem.

Astra Taylor ·


British Voters Are Terrified of US Companies Privatizing the NHS. They Should Be.

The US healthcare machine raked in $100bn last year—and CEOs are salivating at the money they could extract from British patients.

Astra Taylor ·


Canceling All College Debt Will Make Us Smarter and Richer

An erasure of all student loans currently on the books, would be a significant boon to GDP, boosting the economy by approximately $100 billion a year for at least 10 years, yielding lower unemployment rates, increased spending, and more

Astra Taylor ·


Want Police Reform? Charge Rich People More for Speeding Tickets

Municipal coffers are being filled by fining those who can least afford it. If fees were tied to wealth, that calculus would shift

Astra Taylor ·





You Are Not A Loan: It's Time to Bring Student Debt Down to Zero

The entire structure of financing higher education is broken. Superficial reform in Washington means nothing until we make tuition ... free

Astra Taylor ·

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