Author Archives: foreclosure-defense-group

Displacement: Place, Power and Race

cityscape graphic of Oaklands skyline by Geremy George

Displacement: Place, Power, and Race The Foreclosure Defense Group presents its second event in the “Welcome to Class Warfare” series Friday, March 8th 6:30-9:30pm $?  Free!! First Congregational Church 2501 Harrison St, Oakland, CA Gentrification, foreclosures, “urban redevelopment”…. all are facets of the same brute force we feel acutely in our daily lives : Displacement, the uprooting and shifting of communities serving the demands of speculative capital and white supremacy. We offer this forum to hear voices from different struggles, to deepen understanding of the powers at play, and to … Continued

47348

#defendjodie Update Day 5

Update Day 5 #defendjodie Nov 09 #defendjodie folks bring food and solidarity to the nearby Nob Hill picket!Updates: Our text alert system continues to grow. It has doubled in size over the last week and a half. We are fielding requests from local papers and blogs for interviews with Jodie, so stay tuned for more media on #defendjodie. Today also was a phone blast day to pressure Morgan Stanley to negotiate with Jodie. Congratulations everybody! When we last checked, John Sheldon’s phoneline at Morgan Stanley/SF shutdown because it was getting … Continued

43751

#defendjodie: Friday Phone Blast!

Call-John-Sheldon-managing-director-at-morgan-stanley-in-san-francisco

#defendjodie Friday Nov 09 We’ve secured the house and marshalled support. Now we pile the pressure on the banksters attacking Jodie!   Pressure on the corporate offices is a crucial part of forcing them to the negotiating table, of forcing them to treat Jodie like a human being. We are calling on all our supporters today to CALL JOHN SHELDON Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in SF 415.576.2083 Call his office 10 times today! Tie up the lines! Shut his office down until they negotiate with Jodie! a sample script: … Continued

43654

Community Control of Police Walking Tour – Lunch with the Sheriffs!

Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group with the Anti-Repression Committee offers a walking tour and info picket of cop and capital headquarters downtown. Friday, June 15th 11:30-1:30 Meet at 19th and Telegraph in the park. If the community had control over the police would thousands of of people be evicted under the threat of violence from armed sheriffs? If the community had control over the police would Alan Blueford, a 17 year old high school senior, have been shot dead in the street? Would his killer remain at large on paid … Continued

33775

Foreclosure Defense Group Update – May 5, 2012

FORECLOSURE DEFENSE GROUP UPDATE – May 5, 2012 1. ACTION THIS THURSDAY! 2. OOFDG Debrief on Mayday DnR march 3. Updates: Emergency callout, Marquinita’s eviction, etc. 4. Upcoming: canvass, shifts in focus, la Fruitvale 5. CHECK THIS OUT! : Portland throws down! 6. GA announcement policy for OOFDG —————————————————- 1. Action this Thursday: We are collaborating on a fight in the Fruitvale: a teacher who has had her hours cut back to the point that she is now fighting to keep her home. She and other homeowners have organized a … Continued

30664

Foreclosure Defense Group Update: April 24, 2012

We focus on the Fruitvale GA Clearinghouse – FDG participation Mayday March Text alert system in effect More news 1. WE FOCUS ON THE FRUITVALE:  The Fruitvale is the neighborhood of Mr. Richard Harris, the homeowner we are currently aiding in his foreclosure fight ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTYyTuswv7Q&feature=youtu.be) and it is a neighborhood being massively hit by foreclosures in Oakland. We have been fielding calls from homeowners under attack but not in any meaningful number – especially in comparison to the scale of the displacement occurring. It is going to take intensive, … Continued

27984

Foreclosure Defense Action This Wednesday!!

BANK ACTION THIS WEDNESDAY! We have been meeting with Richard Harris, a  homeowner in the Fruitvale who is facing foreclosure and who has just been denied a loan modification. An ex-state police officer and an ex-SF firefighter, he has been in his home for 25 years and the bank thinks he is just another entry on their balance sheets.  They think they are going to sell his home from out from underneath him in a month.  The system is rigged, his old unions are absent, and the banks are giving … Continued

27231

Foreclosure Defense Group Update – April 7, 2012

FORECLOSURE DEFENSE GROUP UPDATE – April  7, 2012 Bank action this week! Solidarity with Nell and Synthia on Monday! Reportback on our foreclosure training Flyers and canvassing ——————————————- BANK ACTION THIS WEDNESDAY! We have been meeting with Richard Harris, a  homeowner in the Fruitvale who is facing foreclosure and who has just been denied a loan modification. An ex-state police officer and an ex-SF firefighter, he has been in his home for 25 years and the bank thinks he is just another entry on their balance sheets.  They think they … Continued

27229

Foreclosure Defense Group Update – March 28, 2012

OO Foreclosure Defense Group Update – March 28, 2012   Training this Tuesday for members OO Cookout Series foreclosure teachout Fights – underway and prospective Website(s) and the admin duties we love Next meeting  TRAINING THIS TUESDAY For members to get a grip on the basics of foreclosure process and the tactics of fighting back. Organizers from several groups already fighting foreclosure meet up with us to share knowledge and experience. Tuesday, April 3 8:00-10:00pm It’s Your Move Games and Hobbies 4920 Telegraph Avenue (Temescal), Oakland, CA 94609 OO Cookout … Continued

25991

Foreclosure Defense Group Update – March 20, 2012

Hey all, Another busy week.  I’ll get right to it. IMPORTANT DATES: Foreclosure Fight training and teach out at the Occupy Oakland BBQ and SpeakoutSATURDAY, MARCH 24th, 1-5 pm RAINBOW PARK, Seminary and International Blvd Oakland, (yeah, where else man?) OOFDGroup members meeting SUNDAY, MARCH 25TH 12:30 PM (before General Assembly) 19TH AND TELEGRAPH WE’VE BEEN FIELDING CALLS FROM A NUMBER OF FOLKS ASKING FOR HELP.  At the moment there are four new cases to which we are responding and setting up house visits FOR.  There are also fights being … Continued

24376