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Huey P. Long Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 09:45 PM
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Occupy Our Homes- Bobby's Story: Facing Foreclosure
 
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'Occupy Our Homes' Protesters Highlight Foreclosures Nationwide (VIDEO)

Bobby Hull is scheduled to be evicted from his Minneapolis house in February, but he won't leave without a fuss. He's invited 100 people from the local version of the Occupy Wall Street movement on Tuesday to protest his foreclosure.

Hull said he doesn't know if the attention will help him win back his home, which Bank of America sold at a sheriff's sale in August, but he considers the effort worthwhile no matter what.

"If I lose it, I lose it. But I might be able to open the door for somebody else," Hull told HuffPost. "It might inspire somebody else to stand up and say, 'Yeah, you're right, what the banks are doing is wrong.'"

That's the idea behind the action at Hull's house: to draw attention to an unending foreclosure crisis. The rally is one of several events scheduled across the country as the Occupy Wall Street movement, defined in part by its broad critique of economic inequality, focuses in on the narrower issue of housing. Events like the rally at Hull's house will occur in more than a dozen cities, according to organizers, who have received help from more traditional community organizing and labor groups.

The "Occupy Our Homes" protests come as banks face a reckoning for foreclosure malfeasance nationwide. A coalition of state law enforcement officials and the Obama administration have sought a settlement with the biggest lenders over rogue foreclosures and poor treatment of homeowners. But the talks, led by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, have dragged on for longer than a year, and several state attorneys general have defected because they say the $25 billion settlement Miller's seeking is too small and would let banks off the hook for too much bad business.

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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 10:02 PM
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1. You Rock Bobby!
Occupy!!!!!!
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 10:20 PM
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2. Keep up the good fight...
Occupy....
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 10:59 PM
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3. Occupy...
:thumbsup:
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annm4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 12:19 AM
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4. what a great incredible night at Mr Hull's.
I hope this makes others realize many of these homes foreclosed on are full of Vietnam Veterans.. on fathers.. on neighborhood leaders..

Mr Hull's story has taken off like wildfire. I showed up there after work about 7pm... is was freezing outside (below 10 degrees) and most were inside... the house was packed.. full of young, old.. all shades of people...reflective of the neighborhood. and a contingency of Veterans.. some of them also facing foreclosure.. one of them is trying to buy back his home for 6500.00. shameful.

Anyhow.. I got there about 1/2 hour before they were to be filmed live for the Ed Schultz show. I hope by his speaking out and taking a stand.. will inspire others.

some more pictures: https://www.facebook.com/OccupyMN
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 12:30 AM
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5. The last stand for the American working class


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Citizen Worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:30 AM
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6. Mr. Hull, you define family and neighborhood. I only wished I lived in Minneapolis. Thank you OWS!
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