Foreclosure Crisis

Former Bank of America employees gave sworn statements that the bank lied to homeowners, denied loan modifications for bogus reasons and rewarded employees for sending homeowners to foreclosure. Read more...
Demonstrators today are using their bodies to send a message to Eric Holder that it is time to stop shielding the big Wall Street banks from prosecution. Hundreds of homeowners who have been playing by the rules while the big banks have cheated them are risking arrest at the Department of Justice to make an unmistakable statement: it is about time for the government to side with poor and middle class folks who the bankers have screwed rather than those banks who have been cheating them. Read more...
Occupy Our Homes, the Home Defenders League, and others are joining fed-up homeowners who are ready to demand action from the DOJ against criminal bankers. Read more...
There is a new report out this morning once again reminding us of the greatest disappointment progressives have in the Obama administration: the lack of toughness in regards to Wall Street. <a href="http://www.campaignforfairsettlement.org/obama_legacy_threatened" target="_hplink">The report</a>, issued by the Campaign for a Fair Settlement (full disclosure: this is a coalition I have helped in various ways since their founding), is probably the most harshly critical analysis yet by a coalition aligned with traditional progressive Democratic groups. The report opens with this damning list of hard to dispute facts, and then just goes on from there. Read more...
Short sales end with the homeowner out of the home. This is the most common "penalty" on banks in the mortgage settlement. Read more...

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New documentary tells the definitive history of Occupy Wall Street from its early days through the movement's rapid spread, up to the brutal crackdown by state authorities. Read more...
DemocracyNow!: The Coalition for the Homeless reports the number of people living in New York City homeless shelters has reached an all-time high of 43,000. Critics attribute the spike in homelessness to the Bloomberg administration’s Read more...
Fault Lines tells the definitive history of Occupy Wall Street from its early days through the movement's rapid spread up to the brutal crackdown by city officials. In the fall of 2011, New York's Zuccotti Park grabbed the world’s Read more...
Members of the community, occupiers, and immigration groups gathered at Olvera Street in Downtown Los Angeles on Sunday to protest the deportation of Blanca Cardenas. Police arrested Cardenas earlier this month after refusing to leave her home, Read more...
Earlier this week Occupy foreclosure advocates, family members, and local community, gathered at the Southern California home of Blanca Cardenas to protest her recent eviction and deportation. Police responded in riot gear but no arrests were made. Read more...