Jeff Mangum, Lee Ranaldo, Guy Picciotto, Tunde Adebimpe Team Up for Occupy Telethon
Published Oct 24, 2012The media hubbub surrounding the Occupy movement has mostly died down, but protesters will get an extra boost of support this fall thanks to a star-studded fundraiser concert called the People's Bailout: A Variety Show and Telethon to Benefit the 99%.
As Pitchfork reports, the event will be held on November 15 at New York's Le Poisson Rouge. It will feature performances from Jeff Mangum, TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo and Fugazi's Guy Picciotto, plus non-musical talent like comic Janeane Garofalo, director John Cameron Mitchell, culture jammers the Yes Men, and more.
The concert will be webcast at Rolling Jubilee, and those at home can donate much like a classic telethon. Proceeds will go to Strike Debt, an organization that helps those in the 99 percent get out of debt.
The organization explains, "Debt is the tie that binds the 99 percent, from recent graduates paying hundreds of dollars in interest every month on their student loans, to elderly homeowners underwater to the banks, to teachers and firefighters forced to take pay cuts because their cities are broke, to countries that have to slash school and hospital budgets to pay back bondholders. Strike Debt links diverse individuals and communities to resist the debt system."
Tickets for the event cost $25 and can be purchased here. For those who won't be in New York, you're going to want to check back to Rolling Jubilee on the night of the event.