Occupy Atlanta

Jacqueline Barber, 20 year Atlanta Police veteran and current cancer patient, is standing up against US Bank. US Bank is currently attempting to waive the stay granted by Jacqueline's bankruptcy and charge her for the associated legal fees. Read more...
Members of Occupy Our Homes Atlanta and demonstrators from across the region marched to Fannie Mae's regional office to demand that they help homeowners having difficulties making their monthly payments. Read more...
CBS Atlanta 46 Tocco Collins knew there were problems with the Atlanta home she rented for herself and her children, but the company that she paid her rent to, the Real Estate Connection, promised that they would take care of Read more...
I was literally just about to write an update on a widow from Atlanta who would soon be facing eviction from her home after being turned down for a home loan modification recently, when the above livestream went "live." If you've never attended an "Occupy our Homes" action, or done any sort of community outreach work that put you in contact with a family about to go through an eviction - or faced eviction yourself - get yourself a box of kleenex before you get too comfortable. Read more...
In a rare confluence of interests, the Georgia Tea Party Patriots joined with Occupy Atlanta, unions and the local LGBT community in protesting an ALEC-friendly bill that would place severe restrictions on public protests and the collection of Read more...

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This video is from Occupy Atlanta, taken during their protests on Monday at local Chase Bank branch offices. The protests led to the arrests of 14 occupiers who say their efforts won't be deterred. Read more...
Are crackdowns on protests in Georgia like this going to become much more frequent? Under a newly proposed law in Georgia, protest tactics like picketing and sit downs will be made illegal and in some cases would be turned into a felony. Read more...
Occupy Atlanta, the Communications Workers of America, the Teamsters and Jobs With Justice held a rallies last week to prevent AT&T from laying off hundreds of workers at a time when they are making record profits and paying their CEO $27 Read more...
On December 6, 2011 members of Occupy Atlanta began occupying the front lawn of the Pittman family home at 404 Glen Iris Dr. Eloise Pittman was a retired school administrator who had lived in her home in the Old Fourth Ward since 1953. Over the last decade however, Ms. Pittman became the victim of multiple predatory loans... Read more...
The second video in Jason Cherkis and Sara Kenigsberg's Occupy Y'All Street series for Huffington Post takes a look at the story of Tawanna and Christopher Rorey, a Gwinnett County, Georgia, couple facing eviction at the hands of Fannie Mae. Read more...