State-wide Foreclosure Moratorium: How to get one
Arrestee (USuncutMN) Asks YOUR help
There's no place like home ... ~Dorothy
VIRGINIA DEOCCUPY HOMELESSNESS SIMSON, www.USuncutMN.blogspot.com, scoop.it/austerity?No!!
Saint Paul, Minnesota By now, most are aware that the banks made enormous profits selling junk mortgages. Inside Job won the Best Documentary award for exposing how the citizens were "played" by the banks and how the executives involved just did not hold themselves accountable for the consequences of their massive fraud.
Matt Taibbei of Rolling Stone magazine, made powerful comment at Occupy Wall Street on February 23rd in a teach-in as to why we in the United States MUST fight back and demand accountability. The crisis is far from over. This chart explains why it will take a full four years for the effects to "settle": It takes time for the entire process to finalize into homelessness! Let's prevent some trauma!
Because of activist pressure, a mortgage fraud settlement was obtained. The Bank$ter$ were convicted in The Court of Public Opinion. Obama was forced to act -- because of We the People. Try to remember that.
But many people are not aware that a minimal payout was made available to homeowners via the States after a lawsuit was brought.
It was an egregious settlement, but it was better than nothing after waiting four long years.
Where is this money? Sitting in the bankers' accounts, collecting interest. Is this acceptable? We say NO! In Minnesota, $280 million dollars has been available for six months, but the program is not working.
We want and are petitioning for an immediate foreclosure moratorium.
I write this in hopes you can learn from our Minnesota experience and grow a viable movement in your own communities. Only through activism, through public pressure will we get justice. With just a little work, we can get foreclosure moratoriums in all our states if we work together.
What is, Why is and Who are Occupy Homes?
Journalist/activist Dan Feidt writes from a "think global, act
local" vantage point: