Is it time women and families in Sacramento who are part of the downtown occupy movement consider what they can do to rescue and reclaim foreclosed homes to help the families and elderly recently thrown out of their foreclosed homes who are now homeless or sleeping in their cars? Checkout the uTube video, Occupy Atlanta: Protestors Occupy Foreclosed Home.
One way to help is to reclaim the foreclosed homes for the previous owners who were thrown out when the houses were foreclosed and boarded up. And how do you feel about some of the chronically homeless as well as students and middle-class people moving into foreclosed houses in residential neighborhoods in your area or other areas of the nation?
The Occupy Wall Street protestors are taking shelter in foreclosed homes. See the December 6, 2011 Associated Press Yahoo News article, “Occupy protests move to foreclosed homes.” Instead of hanging around the park, some of you might consider hunkering down to work to repair and reclaim the foreclosed houses to get the families back into them, if that’s what the families want.
Today, December 6, 2011 in Oakland, California, occupy protesters carried a banner as they marched to a foreclosed home that they are going to re-occupy today on December 6, 2011 in Oakland, California. Occupy Wall Street groups across the country are staging a day of action against home foreclosures and are protesting outside banks and attempting to re-occupy homes that have been foreclosed.
First, how do you feel and what do you think about occupy movement people moving into foreclosed homes with purpose, passion, and preparedness? This takes the Occupy Movement into residential areas and into private homes.
Do you welcome them in your neighborhood if there are foreclosed homes there? Or would you rather see them not move into residential neighborhoods and remain downtown near city hall and other government buildings or banks? What would you do?
Are they now going to be labeled as squatters? Or just seeking shelter in residential neighborhoods where homes have been foreclosed or abandoned? This is one way to remove themselves from obviously public spaces into private property.
It’s not a local movement. It’s happening across the nation as occupiers reclaim boarded-up vacant homes long foreclosed. What goal does this shift have: strategies or tactics? Are the occupiers seeking freedom from burden or to make an impact on the public and those in power over the foreclosed homes?
The question is whether the occupiers are reclaiming the foreclosed homes, moving in and repairing them or squatting in the name of wealth inequality? One issue is certain. Occupy groups in more than 25 cities held protests on December 6, 2011on behalf of homeowners facing evictions. Their goal appears to be to try and help those who are having their homes foreclosed.
For starters, Atlanta is one destination in which protesters today held a rally at a county courthouse and used whistles and sirens to disrupt an auction of seized, foreclosed houses.
In New York, occupiers marched through a residential neighborhood in Brooklyn carrying signs that read “Foreclose on banks, not people.” Where did they go–to live or ‘squat’ in the foreclosed homes? Will they be heard? And in Southern California protesters rallied around a family of six that reclaimed the home they lost six months ago in foreclosure.
The outcome is clear: Occupiers want to reclaim the homes for the families that owned them before the houses were foreclosed and the home owners evicted. Many foreclosed homes were not just investors who want to flip and sell the houses for more money. Many of those evicted on foreclosed homes were for families, including the elderly. The only issue is occupying foreclosed homes.
There’s no way to choose and cherry-pick who gets to occupy a foreclosed home–you, students, middle-class, the poor, or the chronically homeless. What do you think of this turn of events one way or another?