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    Descriptive info: .. Home.. Take Back the Land- Movement.. Nov 14, 2013.. The Take Back the Land- Movement is a national network of organizations dedicated to elevating housing to the level of a human right and securing community control over land.. The Movement must be led by impacted communities and is firmly rooted in 'Positive Action' campaigns, including those which break the immoral laws which allow banks to gain billions in profit while human beings are made homeless.. [.. More.. ].. Take Back the Land at the Left Forum 2013.. May 26, 2013.. Take Back the Land.. is featured as one of the opening plenaries for the.. 2013 Left Forum.. The Take Back the Land workshop is entitled:.. Social Movements and Transformative Organizing.. , to be held on.. Friday, June 7.. , 2013, at.. 5:00pm.. in.. Room W613.. All Left Forum workshops are held at Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY, Jun 7th to 9th.. In a major moment for radical social movements, at this Left Forum Panel, Take Back the Land will announce why it decided to sunset operations and end the organization.. After years of Liberating vacant government owned and foreclosed homes, waging Eviction Defenses and producing movement theory, the Take Back the Land- Movement is sunsetting operations.. So, what is the way forward for radical social movements? Should we be building institutions or temporary vanguard formations? How do we respond to the next big crisis? What is Transformative Organizing during this time of crisis?.. You are invited to this important movement wide strategy session.. Left Forum Panel Page:.. http://www.. leftforum.. org/content/social-movements-and-left-transformative-organizing.. DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER AS A PDF.. For Sale: The American Dream - Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign featured on Fault Lines.. Sep 5, 2012.. An amazing film on the housing crisis and the related human rights crisis causing massive homelssness.. Featuring.. David Harvey.. , the.. Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign.. , including.. J.. R.. Fleming.. and.. Martha Biggs.. , and.. "Everyone wants to have a roof over their heads.. So, when we take over foreclosed and abandoned properties, then we are creating public housing.. ".. - J.. Fleming of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign.. Take Back the Land and Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign on Inside Story.. Sep 4, 2012.. Max Rameau.. of Take Back the Land,.. Cathy Albisa.. of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative and Professor.. Robert Hockett.. of Cornell University discuss the US foreclosure crisis and the video featuring the.. Chicago’s quiet home-liberation front.. Aug 21, 2012.. by.. Laura Gottesdiener.. “Where’s the house?” Trisha James asked, leaning forward eagerly.. She couldn’t contain her urgency; living each day house-to-house in Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods had taken its toll.. The shelters.. The overcrowding.. The uncertainty of whether anyone would even open the door.. The friend’s small house where James was staying that day, during a record-breaking heat wave, had 10 adult occupants, a rotating cast of their children and no indoor plumbing.. Martha Biggs smiled at her friend knowingly.. Both women had been evicted from Cabrini Green, the city’s now-demolished housing complex, and spent years as homeless mothers.. She knew that James would like the house, a modest Bank of NY Mellon-owned home on the South Side that had yet to be completely stripped for parts and trashed by gangs.. The team had already secured it.. Biggs and her right-hand man, John Newman, weren’t working for any social service agency.. To get a house this way, you have to work for it — buy the locks, paint the walls, fix the broken steps, clean out the trash.. Rally some teenagers to help you put up drywall, if necessary.. You have to understand that this isn’t just about finding a place to live; it’s about fixing up the neighborhood, making jobs, changing the whole idea of housing.. And then you have to pass the knowledge on: another house, another family.. In short, you have to join.. Atlanta: Demand Wells Fargo Negotiate With Steve! CALL NOW!.. Jul 26, 2012.. Occupy Our Homes Atlanta.. has put out a.. call to action.. in support of.. Steve Boudreaux.. :.. Just last week, hundreds of calls were made to.. Wells Fargo.. demanding that the bank do everything in their power to keep Steve Boudreaux in his Marietta, Ga home--and they heard you! Steve received a call the very same day from Wells Fargo's "Office of Executive Escalation," and they assured Steve that they would put in a request to rescind the foreclosure on his home.. Almost a week has gone by and Wells Fargo has  ...   to.. Alicia Jackson.. 's home in Northeast Portland.. Several grass roots groups made it possible for Jackson to occupy her home on Tuesday.. A crowd of about 200 people chanting, “We got sold out.. Banks got bailed out,” marched from a Northeast Portland park to “liberate” a foreclosed home Tuesday and return it to its last resident.. “Home is where the heart is,” declared Alicia Jackson, 45, as members of the.. Portland Liberation Organizing Council.. produced a key to the brick-fronted home on the 500 block of Northeast Bryant Street.. The action was part of series of rallies and other activities tied to May Day organized by.. Occupy Portland.. and related groups like the Portland Liberation Organizing Council.. “This is part of a take-back-the-land movement, dedicated to elevating housing to the level of a human right,” said Alice Paul, a spokeswoman for the council, speaking at a rally in Woodlawn Park before the march.. “We are here to reclaim land stolen by the banks.. ”.. Leonard Spears Fights for his Rochester Home.. Jun 3, 2012.. Leonard Spears.. Take Back the Land Rochester.. are calling on the community to protest.. Freddie Mac.. 's move displace Leonard from his home at 26 Ries St.. , Rochester, NY 14611.. Despite 10-12 attempts at a mortgage modification, Wells Fargo refused to negotiate with Leonard and instead asked him to continually resubmit the same paperwork.. In order to take his home as quickly as possible, Wells Fargo never served Leonard the Summons and Complaint for the foreclosure action, denying him proper recourse to defend his home in court.. To add insult to injury, when Wells Fargo foreclosed on Mr.. Spears, they.. sold his house to Freddie Mac for $500.. Now Freddie Mac is trying to evict Leonard and gave him 90 days to vacate on March 30, 2012.. But Leonard is not going without a fight.. Leonard Spears is fighting to stay in his home, but not for a reduced mortgage principal, but rather to have the house donated to the Rochester Community Land Trust.. When Wells Fargo was in desperate financial trouble they received a massive bailout of over $36 billion which they used to buy up other banks in order to become much "Too Big to Fail.. " Now Wells Fargo is trying to railroad more people out of their homes in order to turn a profit.. Leonard, on the other hand, wants permanently affordable housing for his community and wants to accomplish that through the community land trust.. Sign the petition to keep Leonard in his home and join the campaign to have the house donated to the community land trust.. It’s up to us to bring justice to our community.. It's time we came to together as a community to stop all foreclosures and to elevate housing to a human right.. Petitions.. by Change.. org.. |.. Start a.. Petition.. ».. Take Back the Land- Movement on Rachel Maddow.. Dec 17, 2011.. Visit msnbc.. com for.. breaking news.. ,.. world news.. news about the economy.. Max Rameau of the Take Back the Land- Movement on the Rachel Maddow show.. Occupy Our Homes: Take Back the Land Has Lessons For Home Liberators.. Dec 6, 2011.. From.. HuffingtonPost.. com.. ; author: Matt Sledge.. MIAMI -- Two years ago the.. Ramos family.. moved into a small house in the Little Haiti neighborhood.. They did so without a title, a lease, or permission from the property's owner.. "For a time we were basically living in our car or at our friends' houses -- pretty much without a home," Mr.. Ramos said.. Many would simply call it squatting.. But.. , the Miami-based group whose members helped the family move in, calls it a home "liberation.. "Here we have a chance to occupy and liberate: it's a one-two punch and that's what works," said.. The Ramos family would welcome any help it can get.. At the mention of the Occupy movement, Mrs.. Ramos beams.. She doesn't ever want to leave her house, she said, "because as human beings we have the right to live dignified in a home.. Take Back the Land- Housing is a Human Right.. Dec 5, 2011.. Video with Take Back the Land- Rochester, Madison, Miami, Toledo, Max Rameau, Ryan Acuff, M Adams and others.. Donate NOW.. Navigate.. Join the ListServe.. Join the Take Back the Land Listserv.. Email Address.. *.. First Name.. Last Name.. Stat Counter.. Buy the Take Back the Land Book.. Take Back the Land 2007 - 2012 TakeBacktheLand..

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