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Carmen Pittman Recounts Tasing Ordeal In Front Of DOJ

Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Carmen Pittman is 23 years old and weighs 100 pounds. She was the smallest of the activists linking arm-in-arm in front of the Departmen...

Labor Leaders Hold Event To Support Of Arrested Protesters

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Labor leaders spoke out Tuesday afternoon in support of foreclosed homeowners protesting outside the Department of Justice, a day after ...

Ryan Grim

Peaceful Protester Tasered Outside DOJ (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Carmen Pittman had no intention of becoming an activist, but her bank, the Department of Justice and Occupy Atlanta turned her into one....

This Is What Happens When You Get An Eviction Letter And A Cancer Diagnosis

Home Defenders League | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Home Defenders League

For the next several weeks, HuffPost will be cross-posting "Foreclosure Horror Stories" from the Home Defenders League's "100 Stories Of What Wall Str...

Dr. Occupy, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Run for Congress

Abel Collins | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Abel Collins

A bold prediction for 2013: at least two of the Too Big To Fail banks will be implicated in major crimes and they will be fined less than the profits that they made engaging in those crimes.

Locked Out Their Own Home

Posted 12.28.2012 | Los Angeles

After spending four months camped out in front of the house dubbed 'Fort Hernandez' in an effort to save it from foreclosure, Occupy LA activists were...

WATCH: Occupy Helps Single Mother Take Back Foreclosed Home For The Holidays

Posted 12.24.2012 | Business

A single mother facing foreclosure in the Los Angeles area is back in her home for the holidays, after she was evicted two weeks ago, thanks to an Occ...

Columbine Survivor Teaming Up With Occupy To Fight Foreclosure

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business

Richard Castaldo fought for his life 13 years ago, after he was shot eight times during the Columbine High School massacre. Now he’s fighting to sav...

Occupy D.C. One Year Later

Sam Jewler | Posted 12.09.2012 | DC
Sam Jewler

As a tactic for seizing parks and minds, and as a horizontal network of affinity groups, Occupy has made sense. But the branding of it has created an insular, somewhat navel-gazing culture .

Occupy And The Police Working Together? Crazier Things Have Happened

AP | JEFF MARTIN | Posted 12.08.2012 | Business

ATLANTA — Less than a year after Occupy Atlanta members clashed with police in riot gear in a downtown park, they're now protesting alongside of...

Banks Don't Need Houses, People Do! Foreclosures and the Financial Crisis

Ethan Miller | Posted 12.01.2012 | DC
Ethan Miller

Rev. Vanzant is one of many homeowners and renters in the D.C. area and nationwide being forced out of their homes by big banks. We need to organize and take to the streets to make our voices heard!

Saki Knafo

47 Percenter: "We're Helping Keep Our Communities Vibrant"

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

Four years ago, then-17-year-old David Gilbert-Pederson made headlines as the youngest delegate at the Democratic National Convention. Time Magazine p...

Occupy Our Homes Launches Ad To Fight Foreclosures

AOL Real Estate | Teke Wiggin | Posted 08.16.2012 | Business

Occupy Our Homes, an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, launched a national ad campaign this week aimed at inspiring beleaguered homeowners ...

Lizzie Schiffman

Freddie Mac and PNC Have 'Forgotten Us'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 06.20.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's Albany Park Autonomous Center says PNC Bank has acknowledged that they initiated foreclosure against a Minneapolis family in error, but the ...

Matt Sledge

Occupy Activist Son Helps Save Family Home From Foreclosure

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business

A homeowner in Minneapolis who teamed up with her Occupy Our Homes activist son has succeeded in winning a loan modification from CitiMortgage. Col...

Saki Knafo

The Fight Over 4044 Cedar Ave.

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Saki Knafo

Police Retreat From Foreclosed Home In Minneapolis After Standoff With Occupy Protesters

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.01.2012 | Business

On Friday morning, police from the Hennepin Country Sheriff's Office abandoned an attempt to evict protesters from a foreclosed home in south Minneapo...

Matt Sledge

Woman May Get To Stay In Home -- Thanks To Occupy

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.25.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- For more than a year after January 2011 when the bank foreclosed on Monique White's North Minneapolis home, she has been fighting to stay....

WATCH: Shirtless Women Interrupt BofA CEO Speech

Posted 03.09.2012 | Business

Shirtless women are likely not the types of guests most would expect to see at a conference full of Wall Street suits. But they were in attendance...

Keeping a Roof Over Our Heads

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Congress must not let the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act expire at the end of the year. Today 12 million Americans are on the verge of losing their homes because they owe more money than their home is worth.

Occupy Group Declares Victory In Foreclosure Fight

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.28.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Occupy Our Homes-DC, a housing-focused group related to Occupy DC, scored a victory in its goal of saving a Bowie, Md., grandmother's ho...

Matt Sledge

Occupy Protesters Help Former Marine Save Foreclosed Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.28.2012 | Business

Bobby Hull was supposed be thrown out of his house this month. Instead, thanks partly to Occupy Wall Street activists, he may get to stay. Last wee...

Occupy Movement's Latest Frontier? Vacation Destination

Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

Vacation destination Cape Cod may seem like a bizarre place for an Occupy protest, but that didn't stop demonstrators from rallying in the area known ...

Gabriel Lerner

Family Who Re-Occupied Foreclosed Home Resists Eviction

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Lerner | Posted 02.23.2012 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Arturo De Los Santos and his wife Magdalena have been fighting to keep the home in Riverside, California, where they raised their four ...

Occupy LA & Wells Fargo Sit Down To Talk Foreclosures

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.07.2012 | Los Angeles

Occupy LA has gone from drum circles and tent cities to meetings with high-powered bank executives. Seven activists met with six Wells Fargo execu...