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Occupy Homes Takes Fight to MN Capitol and Nationwide


What’s next for the burgeoning Occupy Homes movement? Should local activists continue to add one by one to the tally of foreclosed homes they are defending, as they continue to occupy Monique White’s house in North Minneapolis and ex-Marine Bobby Hull’s home in South Minneapolis? Or should they push to broaden the movement? Anthony Newby, an activist with MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC), who spoke at an Occupy community meeting at Green Central School in Minneapolis on Saturday, pushed for homeowners facing foreclosure to join forces across the country and hold a rally sometime in February, during which they would simultaneously refused to vacate their homes unless the banks make a good-faith effort to negotiate with them. Gathering 100 homeowners from around Minnesota together would be more effective than expanding the movement one by one, he opined. Meanwhile, Leslie Parks, who successfully prevented banks from taking her home, announced a rally that the Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout will hold on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Minnesota State Capitol ? the first day of the 2012 legislative session. The Coalition will sponsor a bill for a two-year moratorium on home foreclosures. “Do you want your homes and neighborhoods to be saved?” Parks asked dozens of activists gathered at Green Central. “Well then stand up, get involved, and make your voices heard now!” According to Chris Gray, a teacher at Green Central, which offers Kindergarten through eighth

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