12/06/11: National Day of Action to Occupy Our Homes
“On December 6, the Occupy Wall Street movement will join the national fight against foreclosure with a big day of action. #OWS joins the struggle of families and communities that have been on the front-lines of a battle for economic justice. We will stand in solidarity and ask our fellow occupations to join us for a national day of action on the foreclosure crisis. We are fighting Wall Street’s reach on every block, every farm, every house in America with sit-ins at foreclosed properites to right this moral injustice.
The Occupy movement is born of the simple belief that humanity could meet our common needs if not for the predation and greed of the very few.
Nowhere is this disparity of wealth and power more evident than in the struggle to secure the human right to housing.
In a nation that puts the right to housing at the center of its founding dream, millions of people have lost their homes or fear that they soon will because of the foreclosure crisis. Wall Street created this crisis with lies and greed. And Washington, instead of investigating Wall Street and banks, is cutting back-room deals to let bankers escape justice for their crimes.
Wall Street turned a fundamental human need into a badly rigged casino game with fraudulent lending practices and corrupt securitization. They destroyed our economy, kicked tens of thousands of people illegally out of their homes, and are now using a small fraction of the money they stole to buy off politicians and settle for far less than they owe.
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