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Resistance to Housing Foreclosures Spread Across the Land


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Kathleen
- 2034 days ago - truthout.org
The crowds appear to be gathering again - far more quietly this time but hardly tentatively. Community-based movements to halt the flood of foreclosures have been building across the country.



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Saturday January 24, 2009, 1:34 pm
Thanks Kathleen,i'm glad to see some resistance here.If enough people acted together, could the police or the mortgage companies really evict them all?If people/families squatted in their own homes,would the police be arsed,to put so much effort into removig them?Who is going to buy the house anyway,once people are evicted?The mortgage companies would create bad publicity for themselves,and would be better coming to an accomadation with the people in arrears.
Perhaps instead of wasting public money,on failed corporate henchmen,the government would be better off,buying up housing stock,and creating easy payback schemes for those in temporary arrears.
It does go to show that having a mortgage,is not the same as owning a home-the company still has the so called buyer by the nads.
 

Kathleen R. (983)
Saturday January 24, 2009, 1:44 pm
Kronstadt, Good points!! I fear it won't get the media attention it deserves because a) THEY will try to muffle it, and, b) to many people cannot afford to get to protest sites, etc. The more folks marching in the streets the harder it is for the media to ignore and the better the general public will join in. But, folks have to be able to get to the streets~~~
 

Kathleen R. (983)
Sunday January 25, 2009, 2:11 am
"And if even just three of us get together, why we would have a movement!" ~Arlo Guthrie
 

Pamylle G. (461)
Sunday January 25, 2009, 6:21 am
Excellent. Don't mourn, organize !
 

Mickie Wiggins (8)
Sunday January 25, 2009, 12:37 pm
I live with my divorced brother and his 4 children; He has worked all his life (age 49) but got laid off and hasn't been able to find a job ANYWHERE for 3 months. His ex-wife can't/won't pay child support,although he IS pursuing it. (This has been going on for 10 years;she has not/will no WORK.)He gets food stamps, and I work and contribute what I can;our church/family have also helped w/some of the bills,but times are hard w/them also. Our mortgage company is working with another place for help,but SO MANY PEOPLE are applying that they have not been able to do ANYTHING for us for about THREE Months!!!Meanwhile,the unpaid house payments are piling up. They tell us to just keep waiting...FOR WHAT??!! I said all of this to add a PERSONAL touch to this CRISIS that MANY are facing;NOT to complain or mourn. I ask for your action on this, and your prayers.
 

Arielle S. (316)
Monday January 26, 2009, 10:53 am
Foreclosure solves NOTHING - it just puts more houses on the market and more homeless in the streets. Why can't the financial groups see that it is in their best interest to work out something with the people so they can stay in their homes? Let us hope sanity prevails - I'm happy to see people pushing back!
 

Rod Gesner (66)
Tuesday January 27, 2009, 4:39 am
The Market Works on Supply and demand; When Home Prices Drop; But Jobs Drop faster; The Market Goes Stagnant;
Just like Production for Production/Profits Sake creates Wealth; But Not Consistant Work For The Working Class; But War invigorates the World By Destroying That Which is Rebuilt Better and Forcing People To Work Harder to Catch up for Wasted Time and Lost lives..
Houses Can Be Buldozed For New Apartments For The Desperate Poor; Thus Allowing New Loans To Corporations; and New Ghettos For The Poor To be Hidden in...
I wish I had Borrowed Just So I could Declare bankruptcy; But I Did not Want To Become inslaved By The Contracts and The Need To meet a Mortgage;

my Greatest Loan was a Buy Here Pay Here Car That Died 1 Month after I Paid off a $5,000 Note at 39% interest in a year and a Half.
After that and Paying as Much For Full comp insurance as the car payments. So The Next Was a Wheelchair Van For $400. Then a Toyota Chinook That Was Rearended and Tore the Bumper Off For Only $100 and a handfull of glass Beads. They Will Both Be around For Years....
My Message is Join Forces Fix The Old Don't Get Caught up in The NEED FOR NEW.That's How They Hook You and Then You are Credit Slaves;Which is a Much Worse Place than Old Style Slavery; Cause They Don't have To Feed You; if They Don't Need You To Work; and They Can Take Everything Away, If You Buck The System Or Just Suffer a Health problem...
I'd Rather Live a Peasants life With Pride and Sharing; Than become So afraid of Losing My Job, House, Whatever; That I Become a Ruthless Skinflint BackStabbing Climber; in The capitalist World...
 

Kathleen R. (983)
Wednesday January 28, 2009, 8:08 pm
Rod, AMEN! AMEN!! AMEN!!!
 
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