Tag: Foreclosures

Occupy Greensboro Anniversary Celebration

October 14, 2012 at Glenwood Coffee and Books

The Occupy movement was born a year ago, and here in Greensboro, hundreds of people took to the streets on October 15, 2011, marching in solidarity with the protestors of Wall St, and joining together in defense of human rights from corporate corruption. The movement fueled the formation of Occupy Greensboro, an open organization of activists, friends and community members with democratic values and nonviolent principles, whose motto is “We are the 99%.”

We are calling on you to join us, whether you have yet to check out what Occupy Greensboro has been up to, or have been tied up with life and haven’t made it to an event in a while, to refuel the movement and to re-energize each other! It is time to see old friends, meet new friends, connect with interested members of our community, and to celebrate all of the efforts of our first year together.

General Assembly meeting 4:00-6:00 

GA meetings are the democratic decision-making body of Occupy Greensboro. They are free and open to all, and use consensus guidelines such as hand signals to facilitate discussion. The GA meetings take place every Sunday from 4:00-6:00, at Glenwood Coffee and Books. Please join us  on Oct 14 for a special GA!

Education and Outreach with the Employment, Energy, and Foreclosure working groups, the Coalition Against Citizens United and the Occupy Greensboro Free University

Community Taco Night Potluck 6:00

Bring a side dish, condiment or taco topping. Tortillas and taco fillings will be provided. Also please be thoughtful and bring a plate and utensil of your own. All are welcome!

Legal Defense Fund Benefit7:00-11:00

With performances by Maurus Moses Monk, Laura Boswell, Laila Nur, Ben Lassiter Trio, Black Lotus Society, Screaming By Me, and Matty Sheets and the Blackheads

$5 suggested donation

** for more info contact press@occupygreensboro.org **

TODAY: House Warming Party to Fight Foreclosure!

House Warming Party to Fight Foreclosure!

House Warming Party to Fight Foreclosure!

What: Peaceful protest against home foreclosures and in support of the Cruz family
When: Wednesday, June 20, 10am-2pm
Where: 607 Green Valley Rd. (see map below)

3,300,000 homes have been lost to foreclosure nation wide since 2010. There are 296 NEW foreclosure fillings per month in Guilford County. The foreclosure crisis is a direct result of the corporate malfeasance and bank fraud perpetrated by the 1% against the 99%. Occupy Greensboro stands in solidarity with everyone facing foreclosure and the many groups that are working to help families in foreclosure.

Since April 30, Occupy Homes MN has been working with the Cruz family, whose home went into foreclosure after a bank error. PNC Bank executives acknowledged their error and repeatedly told Cruz supporters that they’re working on a solution. However, they’ve refused to work with the family, instead working with Freddie Mac and the city of Minneapolis to launch a series of costly police raids against the home. These raids resulted in 23 arrests in less than a week.

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Despite ongoing protests, the banks still think we’ll go away if they ignore us long enough. It’s time to show them otherwise: on June 19, Alejandra and David Cruz will be travelling along with a team of supporters to PNC Bank’s Pittsburgh headquarters to hand-deliver their modification documents and demand a meeting with CEO Jim Rohr!

Sign the petition to save the Cruz family’s home!

Occupy Greensboro stands in solidarity with Occupy Homes MN’s call for a national day of action on PNC to coincide with the Cruz’s arrival. Join us tomorrow at the PNC Bank branch at 607 Green Valley Rd in the Friendly Shopping Center from 10am – 2pm. We’ll hold a symbolic house warming party for the thousands of Guilford County residents who have lost their homes by moving into a UHAUL trailer!

Bring food, bring house warming gifts, and then go tell the bank manager that you expect them to work with the Cruz family the next day when they visit PNC Bank’s corporate headquarters.

Map & Directions

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Raleigh Foreclosure Home Defense Occupation! First in North Carolina

Updated 4:30pm, April 10, 2012: Video recap of yesterday’s action posted on YouTube. Links to press stories below press release.
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UPDATED 2:30pm, April 9: Press conference moved to Magistrates office in downtown Raleigh due to arrests. Will take place at 3:30pm.

UPDATED 2:20pm, April 9: Nonviolent demonstrators have been arrested in Raleigh after defending against an illegal, fraudulent eviction. More information to come.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Todd Warren, 336-554-5370, toddafwarren@gmail.com

Occupy Greensboro joins Occupy Raleigh to reclaim an evicted family’s foreclosed home

A family in Raleigh has been evicted and forced from their home through an illegal foreclosure. They have been ordered to remove all personal property from their home by Sunday April 8, 2012. The family has bravely chosen to fight eviction and foreclosure and is requesting community support. Evidence of robo-signing by the bank, which is a fraud, has been uncovered and the entire foreclosure process is under attorney review.

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OGSO’s Occupy Foreclosure Working Group featured on the Rachel Maddow show

Last night Occupy Greensboro’s Foreclosure Working Group was featured along with Guilford County Registrar of Deeds Jeff Thigpen on MSNBC’s the Rachel Maddow Show. Guilford County is facing a crisis of fraudulent foreclosures and we are working to save people’s homes and our communities.

See the video below:

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General Assembly: March 20, 2012

Facilitator: Mo
Stack: Valerie W
Notetaker: Emiley J
Timekeeper: Matt D

Rules and hand signals


Non-violent direct action around foreclosure
– Run down current foreclosure related events
– Things currently happening – timeline, ways people to plug in, needs assessment
– Events in the making

  1. Movie Premier
  2. Library to teach mortgage fraud
  3. April 6 “the House we live in” and discussion
  4. YWCA discussion on foreclosure
  5. Possible national press around local foreclosure

– support for movie follow-up
– many mortgage holders are not local. Not an easy place to put pressure
– leeway and creativity with number of people

Watch short videos on foreclosure


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