Astra Taylor is a documentary filmmaker, writer, and political organizer. She is the director, most recently, of “What Is Democracy?” and the author of “Democracy May Not Exist, but We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone.” Her previous work includes “The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age,” winner of a 2015 American Book Award. She is co-founder of the Debt Collective.
Freedom Dreams: Black Women and the Student Debt Crisis
In “Freedom Dreams,” narrated by Nina Turner, Black women talk about how student debt has impacted their lives and what cancellation would mean for their futures.
Your Debt Is Someone Else’s Asset
Student loans, medical bills, credit cards — Americans are drowning in a record-breaking $15 trillion in debt.
You Are Not a Loan
Activists and academics discuss the crisis of higher education and the growing movement to cancel student debt and make college free for all.
VoicesPolice Budgets, Austerity, and Tax Cuts for the Rich Are Colliding in Democratic States and Cities
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis faces a question Democratic leaders across the country must grapple with, as budget pressures force a reckoning.