Day 100! And Jodie is Still In Her House! #defendjodie.

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One hundred days ago Morgan Stanley was threatening to send in the sheriffs and a moving truck the next morning to evict Jodie Randolph from her house in Alameda, California.

One hundred days ago it looked like Jodie Randoph, grandmother and cancer patient, might be out in the street.

But it was also one hundred days ago that the Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group swung into action, invading Morgan Stanley’s Oakland offices and calling for anyone and everyone to show up at 9:00 AM the next day to prevent the eviction.

The sheriff never showed up.


Since that time the OOFDG and friends have been maintaining watch on Jodie’s house, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. If anyone were to attempt a move on the house calls would go out to hundreds of supporters.

That hasn’t yet been necessary.

In December we marched on Morgan Stanley’s San Francisco’s offices, and on January 14th, Jodie sat down for the first time with representatives of Morgan Stanley to work out a loan modification.

Just a few days ago, all the documents and papers were submitted, and we await some sort of response from Morgan Stanley’s decision makers.

It’s not over ’til it’s over, but one hundred days into it


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The Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group would like to thank everyone who has contributed to Jodie’s cause. Those who rallied at her house when the call went out on Day 1, those who have brought food to the house, those who have sat through numerous shifts at Jodie’s house, those who have tweeted and facebooked, those who have commented in support, and everyone else who has helped in any way. Countless person-hours have gone into this effort, including more than an entire year’s worth of labor keeping the house guarded.

If you are local and would like to join the effort, or help fight for others defrauded by the Big Banks, contact us here.


Jodie Randolph.
Jodie Randolph


Jodie’s Story So Far as Told to the World.

Day 1: If I’m in Jail When They Call Ohio Tomorrow For Obama…
Day 2: Update on #DefendJodie, The Woman Undergoing Cancer Treatments About to Be Evicted From Her House.
Day 3: The Realtor Arrives. The Realtor Threatens Jodie. Jodie Stays.
Day 5: We Shut Down Morgan Stanley’s Phone Line.
Day 8: In Which We Are Contacted by An Alien Life Form.
Day 9: In Which The Issues of Foreclosure & Eviction Get International Attention.
Day 15: In Which We Prepare To Cross the Great Sea.
Day 16: In Which We Try To Deliver a Letter To Morgan Stanley But Shut Down a Skyscraper.
Day 18:In Which OccuPiers Eat Well And the Oakland Tribune Takes Notice.
Day 28: In Which the Dog Ate My Flyer
Day 59: First They Ignore You. Then They Disclaim Responsibility. Then They Negotiate.
Day 71: In Which Jodie Sits Down with Morgan Stanley And Their Lawyer.
Day 73: A Terrific Initial Victory for People’s Action.

Follow @defendjodie and the #defendjodie hashtag on twitter.

Get updates from the Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Website and Facebook page.


One Response to “Day 100! And Jodie is Still In Her House! #defendjodie.”

  1. orion

    What a great fun victory what great comraderie this struggle has created and continues to create There is another Victory waiting around the corner That is the victory when GG wins a restructure of her home loan from the CAPITAL ONE PIGS WITH YOUR HELP CREATIVITY AND COMRADERIE
    She has been SUCESSFULLY fighting the BANKSTERS since 2008 and continues that battle today still in her Happy Home but The Capitalists onslaught is relentless and on FEB 14th the court sent out an Eviction order to the Sherriffs to execute a eviction of her AND her roomate ALL FURNITURE and personel belongings..ON feb 26 NEXT tUESDAY 6 AM IN THE MORNING
    GG is no stranger to the fight against capitalist imperialists. Her parents demonstrated for TOM MOONEY at the 1932 worlds fair google TOM MOONEY ! her mother got 6months and her father got a year in prison
    Her father was in the historic heroic General strike in san francisco 34.Her father later organized the ILWU international long shore mens union local in Sacramento
    He was a Union leader and ws paid the same as the Workers The Workers always said ” he’d give you the shirt off his back …and gg is the same way because her parents were REDS.
    she remembers fondly as a child being held by Paul Robeson. at 14 she went on strike in the sacremento pear cannery later on as a young married woman with kids working for the phone co. she was a union shop steward in the Comunication Workers Union in San Francisco and was a member of the Maoist oriented Progressive Labor Party which ws fighting against the Imperialsit wars ,Racist killer Police ,organizing Mission Tennets Union and leading the Historic 1968 san Francisco Stae college strike
    Later Living in Sacramento she heard the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers were hiring Women she joined the union as Aprentice and worked her way up to Journeymen and worked 30 years also during this time she led three trips to Russia talking and visiting with the every day Russian workers and befriended Bill Mandel Google it .sooooo DARE TO STRUGGLE DARE TO WIN .TODAYS 1% PIG IS TOMMORROWS BACON. THE MASSES ARE THE MAKERS OF hISTORY , DIVERSITY OF TACTICS FUCK CHRIS HEDGES,TERRORIST POLICE ARE aGGENTS OF THE 1% AND ALWAYS THE ENEMIES OF THE WORKING CLASS, GOOD COPS ALWAYS PROTECT KILLER COPS SO HOW CAN THEIR BE ANY GOOD COPS .NEVER SUSPEND THE RULES OF EVIDENCE .A SINGLE SPARK CAN LIGHT A PRARIE FIRE.BURN BABY BURN GOOGLE IT. HERE is the latest comunique that I posted on open Forum feb 19th Subject: OCCUPY ALERT official order by capitalists to evict gg tuesday FEB 26 2013
    To: “orion99″
    Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 10:35 PM

    Despite Judge Clay rulling on feb 7th, witnesesed by Frankie from the Stay Away SQuat and gg
    that there was no moton to evict on Feb 7th the capitalist have
    ordered gg to leave by feb 26th the order was issued by a clerk on
    feb 14th and the order is official and has asked the Sherriff to evict
    on feb 26th. g g is making a motion to quash the eviction
    AND JOYFUL pALACE ORION510 541 3835