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December 6: "Occupy Our Homes" National Day of Action to Stop and Reverse Foreclosures

 
 
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Tuesday, December 6 has been declared a national "Occupy Our Homes" day of action to stop and reverse foreclosures for the 99%.

MSNBC reports on the upcoming actions:

‘Occupy’ protesters and housing rights activists are planning to help families resist eviction from foreclosed homes and take control of  vacant properties in some 25 U.S. cities on Tuesday,  an effort aimed at focusing attention on the ongoing housing crisis and giving the movement a new focus after the dismantling of many of its encampments.

The protesters have been crafting proposals – often quietly to prevent police from learning about their intentions beforehand -- to defend families facing eviction or return others home. In Minneapolis, for example, they plan to help a Vietnam War veteran stay in his home, in New York, protesters will try to help a family get back into their house, and in Chicago, two sisters and their seven children will be moved into an abandoned single-family home, activists said.

"It’s part of a national day of action that we hope will kick off a wave of defenses and home re-occupations,” Max Berger, 26, told the Occupy Wall Street General Assembly late Thursday while requesting $6,400 in funding to buy tools for the project. "This is not just about one event; this is a huge frontier for us. We can do these kinds of actions all the time, and we should. And it doesn’t have to be just us. We got to do this one right so we can inspire people to do it theirselves.”

You can find out more about individual actions at the Occupy Our Homes website. And below, watch a segment from last night's Rachel Maddow Show on the burgeoning home-occupation movement.

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AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at December 3, 2011, 5:28am