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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 01:31 PM
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Wall Street protesters to occupy foreclosed homes
Source: The Guardian

Thousands of Occupy protesters across the US will occupy foreclosed homes today, in what organisers are describing as a "new frontier" for the movement.

In New York, Occupy Wall Street has teamed up with local activist groups to secretly occupy an empty home, and plan to hand the property over to a homeless family. Similar action is scheduled in more than 20 other cities.

Over the last month many occupations have been evicted from their encampments, as cities cracked down on demonstrations that had lasted for several weeks.

In New York occupiers plan to march to the closely-guarded location of their pre-selected foreclosed home, which organisers told the Guardian had been occupied overnight.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/06/occupy-wall...
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 02:00 PM
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1. This is going to be one hell of a fight but it needs to be done. nt
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 03:20 PM
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2. Good. Nobody said that this was going to be quick or slick.
This is some down and dirty shit that needs to happen..Thanks OWS.
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patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 03:29 PM
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3. We've been doing this here in Portland
There have been raids, but people are getting out of the cold.

Solidarity!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:58 AM
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5. Raids on what basis? Have the banks complained, or is law enforcement
just deciding to enforce trespass laws, on its own, without a complaint from the property owners? If it is the latter, it doesn't sound like something law enforcement normally does. Sounds like punishment for the occupation. Could be an equal protection issue and a First Amendment issue.

Or is it because these homes aren't safe?

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Magoo48 Donating Member (315 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 03:42 PM
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4. A courageous plan indeed, thanks occupy...
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