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Hold Wall Street Accountable! Occupy Our Homes Week of Action, May 18-25

Posted 1 year ago on April 4, 2013, 9:39 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: occupy our homes

Foreclose on banks, not people

via OccupyOurHomes.org:

Over the last few years, homeowners and residents around the country have taken a stand against the banks and fought foreclosures and evictions. The growing network of Occupy Our Homes supporters have signed petitions, made phone calls, and showed up to events to help families stay in their homes. Dozens of homeowners around the country have won their fights, but the crisis is far from over.

Communities have been destroyed as millions of families have already lost their homes to foreclosure, while millions more are underwater on their mortgages. The big banks are bigger and more powerful than ever. To date, no high level Wall Street executives have been prosecuted for their crimes, such as mortgage fraud and predatory lending. US attorney general, Eric Holder even admitted recently that in the administration's eyes, the banks are not only ‘too big to fail,’ they're now ‘too big to jail.’

As a new housing bubble fueled by Wall Street speculation is forming, it's clear that the financial industry didn't learn their lesson from the last mess. It's more important than ever for us to take action to demand meaningful relief for homeowners and prosecutions for the criminals at the top. Only through the power of thousands of organized homeowners taking action in the streets can we make the Attorney General and the President listen. Occupy Our Homes, the Home Defenders League, and others are joining fed-up homeowners who are ready to demand action-- join us the week of May 20th.

Over the next two months, Home Defenders from across the country will have an opportunity to tell their stories and fight back. Some will travel to Washington, DC the week of May 20th to make their voice heard directly at the Department of Justice. Join the fight! Sign up now to fight in your city. Scholarships will be available to attend the Department of Justice Action in Washington DC.

click here to sign up

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[-] 4 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Find a home to save.

Take a stand for a 99%'r

[-] 3 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Foreclosures GREAT for investors and housing market. Not so good for decent hard working American familys

http://truth-out.org/news/item/15546-whose-housing-recovery

[-] 3 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Support occupy against foreclosures

http://www.occupyfightsforeclosures.org/

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Organize in your town!

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Support is growing! JOIN.

http://october2011.org/blogs/margaret-flowers/home-defenders-week-actions-against-too-big-jail-banks

Organize your own direct action in your town!

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Action: Occupy our homes week of action.

One week.

In seven days, May 18th, hundreds of Home Defenders, underwater homeowners, and foreclosure fighters will be arriving in Washington for the Bringing Justice to Justice Week of Action.

It’s getting hectic around here, but I wanted to take a minute to give you a quick update on all the excitement. Tens of thousands of people have added their voice to petitions standing with the people taking dramatic action at the Department of Justice on Monday May 20th. Dozens and dozens of people are sharing their stories on the 100 Stories of What Wall Street Broke Tumblr and we’re really close to meeting our fundraising goal!

Can you help us reach the next level by sharing the Week of Action support petition on Facebook, or Twitter, or by sharing this email with five friends?

This past week we saw Wall Street bankers and their allies in Congress push for a partial repeal of the already limited Wall Street regulations. That just exposes how much influence Wall Street criminals can wield even as 25% of American homeowners remain underwater and over seven million families are in some stage of the foreclosure process. [1] .

This is exactly why hundreds of us are going to DC to demand the Obama Administration end the policy of “Too Big to Jail” and hold Wall Street criminals accountable for their greedy and reckless actions that led to the destruction of our economy.

You can help take our actions to the next level by sharing the Week of Action Petition on Twitter and Facebook or forwarding this email to five friends today!

There are so many ways people like you can get involved, and each of them will strengthen the impact of the Week of Action. You can share the petition or even join in the action by RSVP’ing here. Every action helps push the Administration to end “Too Big to Jail” and provide struggling homeowners with consequential relief and reforms.

It’s getting exciting! With your help the Week of Action is going to be huge.

In solidarity,

Brian Kettenring Executive Director, Action for the Common Good Campaign Director, Campaign for a Fair Settlement

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (25086) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

You should include the link.

[-] 0 points by 99nproud (2697) 4 months ago
[-] -1 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 months ago

Make Wall st Accountable. Report the damage they created

http://100storiesofwhatwallstreetbroke.tumblr.com/

Add your story or pass it on.

[-] -1 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 months ago

Prosecute Wall st banksters

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/business-economy-financial-crisis/untouchables/could-bnp-conviction-signal-the-end-of-too-big-to-jail/

(responded to your old comment cause there ain't many commenters on this important post, Not trying to annoy you, just wanna get the issue in peoples line of site.)

Peace

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (25086) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 months ago

Not annoyed - the criminals absolutely need to be charged - tried - sentenced - and sent to the cleaners and on to prison just like Madoff was.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (25086) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 months ago

The good news in delayed - ummm - deferred - postponed - UN-pursued at this time legal action? - there is no time limit as it can be shown that action was not taken as a matter of collusion after the fact. The crimes can still be pursued - when the public will prevails.

[-] -1 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 months ago

I believe that is correct. People have to protest louder.

The only way. More pressure on all pols/banks

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[-] 1 points by tankcoil (37) 1 year ago

The people owe nothing to banks and government rather the banks and government owe everything to people. The swindlers create complex policies that people cannot decode early enough. The breakdowns in all areas of life are not made by the common men but the expert swindlers. Same story in all continents and countries--they come into power to cheat people and to cheat people and to cheat people as their only goal.

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Wells Fargo ceo arrested..

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Less than an hour ago, courageous homeowners with the ACCE Home Defenders League attempted to carry out a “citizens arrest” of Wells Fargo’s CEO, John Stumpf, as he presided over the bank’s annual shareholder meeting. John Stumpf was in the middle of explaining how his bank is doing a fine job, when Makayla Major, an ACCE member from East Oakland, stood up and shouted, “John Stumpf, you’re a liar and a crook. You are stealing too many homes in my neighborhood!" As security guards surrounded Makayla, I stood up and added, "You are trying to steal my home, like you’ve stolen the homes of tens of thousands of other hard-working families. It’s time for you to be held accountable!” (You can read my story here.)

Then, angry homeowners and students with Wells loans, one after another, stood to denounce Wells Fargo’s fraudulent acts and call for justice. We then proceeded to attempt a citizens arrest but, not surprisingly, were stopped before we got that far. But one thing’s for sure. We succeeded in preventing “business as usual” – the meeting was disrupted and Wells Fargo executives heard our message loud and clear.

Wells Fargo thought that by moving their annual shareholders meeting from their headquarters in San Francisco to Salt Lake City they could avoid protests. Well we’ve let Wells know that they can run, but they can’t hide. They can’t hide from the people. They can’t hide from justice.

If you live in the Bay Area, it’s not too late to take to the streets TODAY to send Wells Fargo a loud message. Join us at 11am at Wells headquarters, 420 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104. We’ll be holding a memorial service for the American Dream of homeownership.

Wells Fargo had its most profitable year ever in 2012, while they’ve sent the rest of us deeper and deeper into debt. We are demanding that Wells Fargo offer principal write-down in order to help more families keep their homes.

As always, thank you for your continued support!

In Solidarity from Salt Lake City,

[-] 2 points by tankcoil (37) 1 year ago

Good news!

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

It is at least a visible effort at direct action to warn the political puppets of the wall st oligarchy that we still ain't satisfied, & maybe an act that might inspire more to express their outrage.

In the end our 1st tactic MUST be growing/organizing massive protests/actions that get attention.

This was a small step towards that.

[-] 1 points by tankcoil (37) 1 year ago

I am faraway from you--I am from India. I do not know this moral support from an old person from this far is of any meaning to you and others at OWS. But if it helps, I shall ever be with you as long as I am alive. This man-eating-man war must end on a happy note so that our successors may live meaningful lives and not as trash-bins.

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

Occupy Our Homes is a shining star in our struggle, and their RESISTANCE to the corrupt status quo is an exemplary model for the rest of us

~Odin~

[-] 4 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Occupy demands wall st be held accountable

http://inewp.com/?p=15088

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

That's cool, thanks. Early in 2009 i learned what happened during and prior to the near melt-down, and could not understand why no one was being prosecuted

Anyway that was the single biggest issue that brought me here to Occupy

BTW, did you see the Frontline doc last night on the Drug War, mostly in the inner cities. It's so good that people are finanlly waking up to how fucked up it is.

~Odin~

[-] 4 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

I missed it. But I've lived in the city all my life so I guess I've seen it 1st hand.

Hey. just came in from another Richard Wolff talk at the Brecht Center. Always illuminating and educating, on economic issues.

Ever see him in person? I think does Jersey sometimes.

[-] 3 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

I only caught the last hour and 20 mins of that doc, but will watch the entirety when its up on the web. I'll let you know. You should really see it. It's really worth it.

No I've never seen Richard Wolf in person. Good people do cross the Hudson to come to Jersey, but not often. lol

~Odin~

[-] 4 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

There my be a stream on his website.

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

I went to Frontline's site, and the Drug Wars doc is not up yet, but the one that aired the week before is. So I think this one too will be up soon.

It is a very powerful doc which contains the history of the drug war, and the extremely detrimental consequences it has on the communtiy. It also mirrors a lot of what I had learned at the community workshop at Columbia University that i attended where people from both within and out of the criminal justice system were present.

I have a natural adversion to people who tell me this, but 'You really must see it.' It was very powerful, and somewhat (as I already knew some of it) enlightening to me, but probably to you it will reinforce much of what you already knew firsthand.

~Odin~

[-] 4 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

But I WILL watch it, and I'm sure I will learn something. So thx.

You should go to R Wolffs site and see if his most recent talk is up yet. cause he is always on target when it comes to the economics that benefits the 99%.

http://rdwolff.com/

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

You're welcome, and Ok I will check out this link and look for his "recent talk" (best to let me know tho) despite my natural adversion in doing so which is akin to the rabbit telling the fox, "do anything you want to me except please don't throw me in the bramble bushes," where he will be able to escape

~Odin~

[-] 3 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Ok.

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country capitalism triumphed over democracy." Fran Lebowitz

~Odin~

[-] 4 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

She is great.

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

Errr, yeah we are on an Occupy The Homes thread, but once again in proof of how almost all the issues are inter-related, so too is the drug war in the way that communities have been torn apart

The money that the big banks is sending out to people who were wrongfully foreclosed on is a good 'start,' but it is a pittance compared to all the egregious harm they have done world-wide

~Odin~

Only 1 link for me! What am I a 2nd class citizen? lol

[-] 4 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

I usually do 1 link at a time, because I post 'em as I find them.

It is rare I do more than 1 so don't be offended.

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

OK, good... that's the way i like it, your 1 best link. I was just having some fun.

~Odin~

[-] 4 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Yes I know. It's cool. I get grief for my quick hit & run one line/one link comments but I always have a lot of info to disseminate.

Not trying to be a pain. Just trying to spread the word.

[-] 3 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Excellent action! And a signup button.!!!

Solidarity with defrauded borrowers, victims of illegal foreclosures, & homeowners unemployed because of criminal banksters.

I'm signing up.

[-] 0 points by 99nproud (2697) 3 months ago

Anything happening here?

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[-] -3 points by kandy4 (-81) 1 year ago

Yipee...another rally for OWS fuck-sticks. Watch 25 people show up bang drums and blow whistles for a half hour...then go back back to mom's basement for more World of Warcraft.

You fucking bag of looooooosers

[-] 2 points by tankcoil (37) 1 year ago

Sir, your linguistic slip shows something...why bother about us when you find we are so dirty?

[-] 0 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 1 year ago

Now don't be so harsh - what you don't realize is these folks don't have any real life experiences so they do things that require "no thinking skills" - banging on drums and blowing whistles.