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New Yorkers to Wall Street: Help with Foreclosures Or We'll Move Our Money to Banks That Will

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Atlas

Civic leaders across the country should follow the New York Communities for Change coalition's lead. Either big banks become part of the solution or the rest of us will have to Move the Money.

Obama's Attorney General continues to vigorously prosecute Acorn? Will Van Jones be Next?

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

A Center for Constitutional Rights lawsuit seeks to stop Congress from singling out an organization for punishment without proper investigation or due process.

ACORN Vindicated of Wrongdoing by the Congressional Watchdog Office

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

For years Republicans accused ACORN of corruption and used phony tapes to lead an effort to successfully strip the group of federal funding in 2009. Now, months later, the group has been exonerated from any wrongdoing.

Fake ACORN Pimp Pleads Guilty; the New Yorker Adds its Voice to the Anti-ACORN Story

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Atlas

I am beginning to believe that most well-paid liberal journalists, who are unfamiliar with urban issues and what it's like to be poor in a wealthy society, are quick to believe any story about an African-American group screwing up.

ACORN is the New Dirty Word

Rinku Sen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rinku Sen

The attack on ACORN isn't about fighting corruption. If it was, then dozens of corporations with federal contracts far larger than ACORN's would be under investigation now.

What is Acorn? And Why Progressives Need to Support It

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

The right goes after the left's most effective groups. Because ACORN does not rely on government funds the organization will survive the orchestrated attacks against it. But if it's to restore its strength, it needs progressive support.

Karl Rove Vs. ACORN

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

What the mainstream media missed in their stories last week about Karl Rove's involvement in the firing of US Attorney David Iglesias is that the former Bush advisor was specifically targeting ACORN.

Stopping the Every-13-Second Foreclosure Clock

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

In America, a family is losing its home every 13 seconds.

Foreclosed Homeowners Protest Pending Evictions

Gabriel Beltrone & Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This piece on the foreclosure crisis was produced as part of HuffPost's citizen journalism initiative. Reporting by Lauren Cannon, Leia Ford, Richard ...

Roseanne Barr Joins ACORN Protest Against Foreclosures

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Barr: "Poor people rot in jail for doing far less damage than corporate criminals at the top who are coddled after committing more far-reaching offenses."

EyesandEars: Home Owner Protests Foreclosure in Tuscon, AZ

Robert Temple | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This story was reported and written by Robert Temple. He is one of the HuffPost citizen journalists helping cover the on the ground effects of the for...

Photos Of The Foreclosed: Bobcats, Protesters And Roseanne, Oh My!

Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The story of America's housing crisis often ends up being told in a stream of numbers -- hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt, thousands of forecl...

EyesandEars: Home Owner Protests Foreclosure in Houston, TX

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This story was reported and written by Leia Ford. She is one of the HuffPost citizen journalists helping cover the on the ground effects of the forecl...

ACORN Launches Home Defenders Campaign To Fight Foreclosures

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday marked the launch of ACORN's Home Defenders Campaign, which seeks to use civil disobedience techniques, complemented by mass communication (...

Mortgage Crisis? There's a Rental Crisis Too as the Poor, Middle Class and Elderly are Being Evicted

Ed Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Hamilton

Recently, a 75-year old man was evicted from his apartment. His crime? Being in the way of the owners' desire to turn the Chelsea into a boutique tourist hotel charging $500 per night.

Time To Put Main Street Over Wall Street -- Obama's Foreclosure Proposal

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

Our foreclosure campaign will continue until the crisis has passed. We will continue to work to save individual families who are caught up in the mess through the ACORN Home Defenders.

Refusing To Be Evicted -- Keeping Foreclosure Victims In Their Homes

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

By showing that communities are refusing to participate in their own decimation, we will force elected officials to finally shift their emphasis from bailing out Wall Street to bailing out Main Street.