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NYPD: Stop Evicting Families

The Bronx Defenders | Posted 04.20.2016 | New York
The Bronx Defenders

At The Bronx Defenders, we bear tragic witness to this every day, week after week, year after year. If New York City is truly interested in addressing our homelessness crisis and rebuilding trust with communities of color, eliminating these so-called "drug-related" evictions should be its first task.

What the US Can Learn From the May 24 Electoral Victory in Spain

Carlos F. Torres | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Carlos F. Torres

As with Spain, there's ample indignation in our nation and a profound distrust of where things stand. Perhaps is time to channel that energy and boot our the rascals who've held power to the detriment of democracy.

Another San Francisco Art Commune Battles Eviction, Guess Who They're Up Against?

Dieter Holger | Posted 05.26.2015 | San Francisco
Dieter Holger

The press conference held on March 26 made it clear the artists weren't giving up anytime soon.

Comedian VS. Startup CEO on Techies, Gentrification, & Homelessness

Nato Green | Posted 03.01.2014 | San Francisco
Nato Green

I'm not saying my comedy is singly responsible for the changing political tide, just that no one ever really can know what changes the course of history.

"Now They're All Dead": Threats of Assassination to Human Rights Advocates in Haiti

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.21.2013 | Home
Beverly Bell

By Mark Snyder and Other Worlds "Those before you were strong. Now they're all dead. Stop what you are doing, or the same will happen to you." Th...

Outrageous Laws Threaten Eviction For 911 Calls

The New York Times | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

NORRISTOWN, Pa. -- The police had warned Lakisha Briggs: one more altercation at her rented row house here, one more call to 911, and they would force...

Time to Stop Undermining Homeownership

Ralph Nader | Posted 10.16.2013 | Business
Ralph Nader

The post-financial crisis reality is that the dream of owning a home has ended for too many Americans. Looking ahead, it is unfortunate that much of the same flawed thinking that led to the subprime mortgage crisis is now re-occurring.

When You Can't Just 'Pass Go and Collect $200': Minimum Wage and Affordable Housing

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Amy L. Freeman

Some years ago, when my daughter was maybe 8 years old, she took part in a social services workshop at religious school. I was one of the moms lurking in the background while another woman ran the show.

The Disaster of Evictions

Pedro Almodóvar | Posted 01.13.2013 | Home
Pedro Almodóvar

Evictions are a real disaster that like tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes, require governments to take immediate and effective action to help solve the desperation and absolute helplessness of their victims.

Lose Your House, Gain a Landlord

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 10.25.2012 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

Recently, a landlord looking to engage my services proclaimed that after 15 years of examining and analyzing track records, he'd thrown away the desirable tenant selection playbook.

Woman Claims Citi Wrongly, Forcibly Evicted Her From Her Home

Posted 06.23.2012 | Business

One Texas woman is claiming she was forcibly removed from her home by police, even though she’s kept current on her mortgage. Bea Humi was evict...

We Will Not Be Moved!

Rooj Alwazir | Posted 08.12.2012 | DC
Rooj Alwazir

As evictions continue to rise, as houses are boarded up, and as more and more working class families are displaced, the struggle around housing becomes more than just fighting for an immediate need.

Saki Knafo

The Fight Over 4044 Cedar Ave. | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business

The house at 4404 Cedar Ave., in south Minneapolis, sits a little ways back from a leafy road. An American flag flies from the front door. When member...

The Occupy Movement: Tactics for an Election Year

Ali Hayat | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Ali Hayat

2012 being an election year provides an opportunity to the Occupy movement to translate its general appeal into electoral success and in turn to representation within the American political system.

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Atlanta Wins Deal With BB&T, Saves Historic Church | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Occupy Atlanta can declare another victory in its fight against big banks. Six days ago, Pastor Dexter Johnson called on the organizers ...

Arin Greenwood

'One Strike' Policy Hits Very Ill Alexandria Woman | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.22.2011 | DC

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Shelly Anderson has stage 5 renal failure and needs a kidney transplant. The 33-year-old recently found out that her mother is a ma...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Activsts Help Families From Evictions As Part Of National Occupy Our Homes Action | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.21.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- In the late evening on Tuesday, Brigitte Walker welcomed Occupy Atlanta onto her property in an effort to save her Riverdale, Ga., home ...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Y'all Street: OWS Movement Moves Into The Atlanta Suburbs | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

This is the second in a series of stories and short films on under-publicized Occupy sites. The first is here. Stay tuned in the coming days for more...

Arin Greenwood

Occupy Protesters Read Between Lines Of Park Service Memo | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.28.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Are Occupy protesters in the nation's capital on the brink of eviction? Some say a notice from the National Park Service, which has juri...

The JNF: Planting Trees or Uprooting Families?

Moriel Rothman-Zecher | Posted 01.23.2012 | Home
Moriel Rothman-Zecher

The Jewish National Fund was set up in 1901 to purchase land in the Land of Israel on behalf of the Jewish People. The JNF also has become Israel's forestry service. However, in addition to all of the important environmental work the JNF does, there is sadly a dark side.

UN Moves To Distance Itself From Dale Farm Eviction Row

PA | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home

The United Nations has moved to distance itself from an adviser who has claimed the planned clearance of the UK's largest illegal travellers site viol...

The Silent Majority: China's Other Lawyers

John Wagner Givens | Posted 09.28.2011 | Home
John Wagner Givens

We must remember that for every Chinese lawyer whose abduction or detention is reported, thousands of lawyers are challenging the state in myriad unreported ways.

Final Whistle for 514 Families as Haitian Government Illegally Closes Stadium Camp

Beatrice Lindstrom | Posted 09.27.2011 | Home
Beatrice Lindstrom

The government of Port-au-Prince is set on using the Sylvio Cator Stadium for a soccer game in early August, and on July 18, the mayor unlawfully evicted the last of the residents living in the Stadium's parking lot.

Routine Eviction Turns Up $40K Grow House Operation, Weapons

Glenview, IL Patch | Carrie Miller Email the Author | Posted 09.14.2011 | Chicago

A routine eviction in Glenview Wednesday morning turned up a marijuana grow house and weapons cache, resulting in one arrest by the Cook County Sherif...

With Foreclosures Taking Longer To Process, Backlog Isn't Going Anywhere

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

It takes much longer to process home foreclosures than it used to. In May, according to the real estate data firm RealtyTrac, one in every 605 home...