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5. The fight against foreclosures.

Although Occupy Wall Street itself has come to an end, it has birthed several successful offshoots--several of which are committed to keeping people in their homes after the economic downturn in 2008. Organizations like Occupy Our Homes and Take Back the Land create a community of solidarity and support around those facing foreclosures and eviction, with members rallying at bank meetings, writing letters, making phone calls, and literally occupying their homes to prevent banks from seizing the property. They pressure banks to negotiate with the owner--and, according to their website, they've seen several victories.

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Nur Lalji
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Nur Lalji wrote this article for YES! Magazine, a national, nonprofit media project that fuses powerful ideas with practical actions. Nur is an online reporting intern at YES!
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