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  • Foreclose On Wells Fargo: Day 1

    Shab Bashiri on April 29, 2014

    On the eve of Wells Fargo's annual shareholders meeting in San Antonio, TX on Tuesday, home defenders, students, community groups, and activists in ten cities took peaceful action against the bank. Petitions signed by thousands of people were delivered to Wells Fargo branches and offices across the country calling on CEO John Stumpf to change the bank’s predatory practices. 

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  • Occupy Homes MN Anti-Foreclosure Activist Fights to Save Mom’s Home

    OccupyOurHomes on June 11, 2012

    Occupy Homes MN reports on the latest on activist Nick Espinosa and his mother Colleen McKee Espinosa:

    Citibank Refuses to Accept Minneapolis Mom’s Mortgage Payments; Home to be Auctioned Wednesday

    Minneapolis—For months, Colleen McKee Espinosa, a single mother of three—including Nick Espinosa, a volunteer organizer who has helped other homeowners fight foreclosure—has repeatedly asked Citibank officials to allow her to catch up on her mortgage and keep her home. But Citibank still has the home scheduled to be auctioned off at a sheriff’s foreclosure sale this Wednesday, June 13th, at 9am.

    McKee Espinosa, a registered nurse, has been in her home for 16 years. Last year, she attempted to pay her Citibank mortgage to catch up on two past-due payments on the indicated due date. The bank told her the home had already been sent into foreclosure.

    “I’ve come up with the money I owe them but they refuse to take it,” McKee Espinosa said.Colleen’s son Nick Espinosa is a volunteer organizer for the group Occupy Homes Minnesota, a group that has waged successful campaigns that saved the homes of Monique White and US Marine veteran Bobby Hull.


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  • NYC: Organize for Occupation Call to Action

    Han 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:

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  • Occupy Homes MN: Attempt Halt of Sheriff Sale of Foreclosed Home

    on April 09, 2012

    Community supporter of Occupy Homes MN will join with John Vinje and Lucinda Williams Monday morning to protest US Bank auctioning off their family’s home at a sheriffs sale planned for 11am. US Bank has failed to respond to John’s request for a sit-down meeting to discuss a reasonable renegotiation of his overpriced mortgage.

    John Vinje explained: “If US Bank won’t come to me with a reasonable offer, we’re going to them. We’re going to attend the sheriff’s sale and demand to speak to the US Bank representative, and say this sale has got to be postponed until a real negotiation happens, until they give me a reasonable offer that can keep my family in our home.”

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  • Oakland: Stopping the auction of Nell's home

    OccupyOurHomes on March 10, 2012

    We have a great report from Causa Justa:Just Case in Oakland, California. Hundreds of supporters turned out to help stop the auction of Nell Myhand and her partner Synthia Green's home. The auction will be delayed until next month. Read more below the fold.

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  • Occupy Cleveland disrupts sheriff's auction

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    OccupyOurHomes on March 06, 2012

    Occupy Cleveland's Rally on March 5, 2012 of Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Sale - Including an inside Mic Check and arrests.

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