Foreclosure Defense Group

We provide front line foreclosure defense support for Oakland families. We also participate in greater Occupy Oakland councils on housing, reclamation, and land takeovers.

Email: foreclosure@occupyoakland.org

Website: http://foreclosuredefensegroup.wordpress.com

#defendjodie: Friday Phone Blast!

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#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

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Occupy Oakland FDG Is Trying to Save Jodie’s Home! (And We Need Your Support)

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Jodie Randolph is a small-business owner in Alameda. Morgan Stanley’s earnings for the last three months were $7.6 billion dollars, or about $2.5 billion per month. Jodie Randolph is a breast-cancer survivor. Morgan Stanley is legally a person, but doesn’t have breasts. Instead, it has assets of $311 billion. Jodie Randolph is in treatment for colon cancer. Morgan Stanley doesn’t have a colon either. Instead, it takes care of its $311 billion in assets by shedding jobs — about 4500, or 7% of its work force, last quarter. Jodie Randolph … Continued

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OO Foreclosure Defense Group Closing In On Victory! Zaki Gets A Loan Modification!

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Zaki Alshalyan came to the Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group more than a month ago, looking for assistance in staying in his home after the Bank of America had threatened him with foreclosure and eviction. This is his story, from the time before he became a US immigrant from war-torn Iraq, to the time he got rolled by BofA. First there was an action by the OOFDG at a local Bank of America branch, then continued pressure by Zaki and some OOFDG peeps on the bank official responsible for the … Continued

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Solidarity With Milan Foreclosure and Eviction Defenders.

On Friday, October 26th, 2012, Boots Riley, in Europe on tour, forwarded the following message from a foreclosure and eviction defense group in Milan, Italy, to Occupy Oakland’s Foreclosure Defense Group. Monday morning in Milan – Italy. In the blocks of San Siro the police and the military police corp Carabinieri carried out an eviction against a family that, as a lot of families in this time of crisis, couldn’t pay a location and so had occupied a house for need. It was a violent eviction: policemen and carabinieri assaulted … Continued

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Report from today’s Foreclosure Defense Bank Action 9/27/2012

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. .   Today (9/27/2012) in a shared action with ACCE, we went to the Chinatown branch of BofA, to demand help for Zaki Alshalyan, an Iraqi immigrant who faces foreclosure on a four-unit building on Curran Avenue. Important note, he lives in one of the four units. Please see the Foreclosure Defense Group’s previous post here, for details of his situation. Eve Lindi’s report from inside the bank: Two OOFDG members, along with Zaki and his friend Asmat went into the bank first at about 4:40, well before closing time, and asked … Continued

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Report from today’s Foreclosure Defense Bank Action

Today in a shared action with ACCE, we went to the Chinatown branch of BofA, to demand help for Zaki Alshalyan, an Iraqi immigrant who faces foreclosure on a four-unit building on Curran Avenue. Important note, he lives in one of the four units. Please see the Foreclosure Defense Group’s previous post here, for details of his situation.Eve Lindi’s report from inside the bank: Two OOFDG members, along with Zaki and his friend Asmat went into the bank first at about 4:40, well before closing time, and asked to speak with the … Continued

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BANK ACTION THIS THURSDAY 27th!! on 10th & Broadway at 4PM

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BANK ACTION THIS THURSDAY!! . Who:  Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group,  ACCE (Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment) and YOU!Where: 10th and Broadway, downtown Oakland When: Thursday, September 27th   —– Gather at 4 pm for pre-action briefing —– (Press conference after action)   Zaki Alshalyan, our neighbor, an Oaklander from the east side is facing a sale date of October 4th! We will be joining another community group, ACCE, to simultaneously take action on several banks in the downtown area. We are sending a “delegation” to accompany Zaki and … Continued

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OccupyMarin: Wells Fargo Foreclosure Rally – 7/11/2012 Photos

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Wells Fargo stop the foreclosures OccupyMarin Rally As an update (7/11/12 10pm) to Patricia and John’s foreclosure case: The eviction notice says they should be gone out of their house by July 23 at midnight. Some of us from OccupyMarin and OccupyOakland are planning on coming over to their home’s front yard and camp there to stop the Sheriff and Wells Fargo from evicting Patricia and John. If you cannot join us, please support us by calling Wells Fargo and elected Officials, their phone numbers are as follows: Wells Fargo: 800-853-8516 Lynn Woolsey: 415-507-9554 … Continued

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Wells Fargo Bank taking home from 60-year old woman, help is needed!

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The following post is in support with a homeowner in need, who reached out to OccupyMarin for help. Update 07/11/2012 10pm: The phone calls made Wells Fargo to turn off the extension number! That is a victory, they are getting annoyed!! Keep Calling!! Here is a new number to  call: 1-800-853-8516 Patricia and John were given the eviction date that Wells Fargo wants them out, it  is July 23rd at midnight! Some of us are planning on camping infront of their home to stop the eviction! We need to show up … Continued

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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

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