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Protest Foreclosed Home Auction!

Posted by terres on March 6, 2009

April 3 & 4: March on Wall Street

Protest a Region-Wide Foreclosed Home Auction!Sunday March 8, 10:00 am
At The Jacob Javits Convention Center Entrance

Between 35th St and 36th St. and 11th Ave. in Manhattan

Stop the Auction!  Sign the Petition at:

  • No more foreclosed home auctions!
  • No more foreclosures and evictions!
  • Demand a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions!

Please join us on Sunday morning at 10:00 am sharp at a demonstration against the biggest auction of foreclosed homes ever in New York City.

The Real Estate Disposition Corporation (REDC), the biggest private auctioneer of foreclosed homes in the country, is auctioning more than 375 foreclosed homes at the Jacob Javits Convention center. This is the biggest auction ever held in NYC. The houses being sold to the highest bidder are the homes of poor and working people who lived in places like Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Newark, Long Island, upstate New York, and Pennslyvania who were forced out of their homes by Citibank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan-Chase and other banks. These same bankers have received hundreds of billions of dollars of bail out money while they’re throwing working people out of their homes. These foreclosures are illegal.

At a time when an estimated 15,000 families are being evicted from their homes each day and the number of job layoffs per month in the U.S. is rapidly approaching one million a month, we cannot and must not be indifferent about the ugly spectacle of the auctioning of the homes of displaced families.

In the biggest economic crisis since the depression of the 30’s, these auctions should not be taking place; they are a symptom of the cruel and criminal mass eviction campaign that will continue to grow until people unite and say ‘No More!’

Today, the Obama administration announced a $75 billion plan for the federal government to essentially take over the failed mortgage industry. Mortgage companies now have a duty to modify virtually every housing loan before foreclosing.  Until this plan is completely in place and people have a chance to take make use of the process, every single foreclosure now taking place is in violation of Federal Law – 12 USC 5219 and the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA).

But we know that the only force that will stop foreclosures is mass grassroots mobilization. Join us on March 8 to demand an end to the auction.  And then, help us build for the National March on Wall Street on April 3 – when Wall Street is open, continuing on April 4 to demand “Bail Out the People – Not the Banks!” (See to find out how you can get involved.)

  • We call upon the City of New York to stop the March 8 auction and we demand an immediate stop to call foreclosures and evictions.
  • We call upon the Jacob Javits Center and the Real Estate Disposition Corporation (REDC) to cancel the auction, set up to allow financial predators to profit from throwing people out on the street.
  • Sign the petition at:

Support the nationwide campaign for a moratorium on home foreclosures and evictions. Join us at the Javits center on Sunday March 8 to say:

No more foreclosed home auctions!
No more foreclosures and evictions!
Immediate moratorium on foreclosures and evictions!

Stop the Auction!  Sign the Petition at:

Bail Out the People Movement
Solidarity Center
55 W. 17th St. #5C
New York, NY 10011

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October 24: March on Wall Street

Posted by terres on October 18, 2008


Friday, October 24 – 3-6:30 pm
Federal Hall – 26 Wall Street

Nationally Coordinated, Local Mass Actions

October 24 – 27


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The stock markets are crashing, the world economy is headed into a deep recession or even depression, and the U.S. government and its top bankers, along with their counterparts around the world, are giving what’s going to amount to trillions of dollars to bailout the richest 1 percent of the people WHILE DOING NOTHING TO RESCUE ORDINARY WORKING AND POOR PEOPLE!

We must stand up and say no to this injustice! NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT.

With that in mind, we are calling for Nationally Coordinated Local Days of Action on the weekend of October 24-27.

During October 24-27, organize marches and demonstrations in front of banks, especially JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Citibank, or at your local Federal Reserve Bank. Organize a teach-in or a public hearing on the Wall Street crisis, etc.


The following are some of the growing list of emergency measures that people across the country will be raising at protests during the Days of Action:

  • Emergency moratorium on home foreclosures and evictions
  • No budget cuts in education, healthcare and all social services
  • No layoffs, extend unemployment benefits
  • No utility shut-offs
  • Debt relief for students, poor and working people
  • Protect public and private pensions
  • Jobs at a living wage

We are asking for grassroots, community and youth organizations, trade unionists, anti-racist forces, the anti-war movement and everyone who’s just mad as hell about the “bailout” to both endorse this call, and take ownership of it. Plan actions during this period of time in your cities across the country.

Partial List of Initiators:

  • Ad-hoc National Network to Stop Foreclosures and Evictions
  • Moratorium Now Coalition To Stop Foreclosures and Evictions (Michigan)
  • Labor/Community Coalition to Stop Foreclosures and Evictions (California)
  • Service Employees International Union, Local 721
  • Latino Caucus, SEIU Local 721
  • Gloria Saucedo, Hermandad Mexicana Nacional
  • NYC Councilmember Charles Barron
  • The Harlem Tenants Council
  • NY May 1 Coalition For Immigrant and Workers Rights
  • Chris Silvera, Secretary Treasurer, Teamster Local 808
  • Brenda Stokely, New York Solidarity Coalition with Katrina/Rita Survivors
  • La Peña Del Bronz
  • Trabahadores Por La Paz
  • Rebel Diaz
  • Queers for Peace and Justice
  • Women’s Fight back Network (Massachusetts)
  • Frantz Mendes, President, USW local 8751 (Boston School Bus Union)
  • Action Center for Justice (North Carolina)
  • FIST (Fight Imperialism, Stand Together)
  • Troops Out Now Coalition

…and hundreds more

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