NYC: Organize for Occupation Call to ActionHan Shan on April 16, 2012
Today marks the beginning of a week of actions to stop the sales of foreclosed homes at auction in New York City.
According to Organizing for Occupation (O4O):
Every week, foreclosed homes are sold at auctions throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Many of the families who live in these homes were victims of predatory loans and deceptive banking practices, but now face imminent evictions from some of the biggest culprits of financial fraud in the banking and mortgage industry. Others will have their house bought out by speculators, who are looking to flip properties, or gentrify new neighborhoods.
Watch the powerful new 'call to action' video and if you're in New York, join O4O and Occupy Wall Street (OWS) activists to occupy the forecluse auctions:
MONDAY, April 16th, 2pm
Bronx Supreme Court, Rm 600. 851 Grand Concourse, Bronx
Who: Organizing for Occupation (O4O), OWS
THURSDAY, April 19th, 3pm
Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams St, Brooklyn
Who: Occupy Faith, Catholic Worker, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ)
FRIDAY, April 20th, 11am
Queens Supreme Court, 8811 Sutphin Boulevard, Queens
Who: Occupy Queens, Columbia University students, Occupy the New School
For more information, see the press release about the week's actions from OWS' press relations working group: