After 4 years of battling the banks, our comrade Ulises Hernandez and his family have been served a five day notice to vacate their home. The notice was received on Tuesday, August 21st and the final eviction date was Sunday, August 26th.
The Hernandez house has served as a home to not only the 9 people living there (4 small children included), but also as a home to Occupy San Fernando Valley. It is where our garden was born, art has been made and where we have grown to love each other like family.
Banks scammed millions of Americans into subprime mortgages while betting to profit on their foreclosures. In 2008 the banks got bailed out and we’re still getting sold out! There is no relief for struggling homeowners- meanwhile bank CEOs become even more wealthy and more powerful.
The Hernandez family has taken a stand, barricaded #FortHernandez and are being supported by a radical coalition of familia, occupiers, activists and community members. We intend to peacefully resist until Bank of Ameica negotiates in good faith, or the Sheriffs come.
We can’t turn to the elected officials, to the courts, or to the police for justice; we turn to the PEOPLE instead. Your support is the only reason the Hernandez family remains safe and housed. Please support us!
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The action taking place at the Hernandez family home is in response to the failure of official institutions and power holders to uphold public trust and values. The Hernandez family and their supporters are wiling to risk arrest and defend their human right to housing to fight the key weapons of the status quo which continually seek to make its opponents feel powerless.
This defense of the Hernandez home, by barricading the home against the intrusion of officials, is a clear expression of the power of the people whose role is to establish a counter-force against power holders and organize with those who are losing their own homes through deceitful and predatory business practices by the banks and mortgage institutions.
The OSFV action is designed to not only defend the Hernandez home but, to build opposition to the fraudulent taking/stealing of people’s homes by Bank Of America and other banking and mortgage institutions. It also has as its goal to build community opposition and organization that will possess the requisite capacity to wage real struggle that will defeat similar attempts to deprive others of their homes by the banks.
AS OUR SUPPORT GROWS, SO DOES THE BARRICADE!