Come Saturday Morning: This and That

By: Saturday May 12, 2012 6:45 am

Here are a few nice articles, blog posts and other bits of semi-ephemera that deserve a little additional prominence before going gently into that good night.

 

Occupy Our Homes: Minneapolis Occupiers Helping a Veteran

By: Monday December 5, 2011 7:05 pm

Like many other Occupy branches around the nation and the world, the members of the Minneapolis mothership wing of Occupy MN have been involved in helping foreclosure victims. In Occupy Minneapolis’ case, the homeowners assisted range from impoverished single mothers like Monique White (who didn’t know that her home had been sold out from under her until she tried to turn on the gas one day) to a person living with her disabled and elderly father to a college professor. Occupy’s efforts often result in good things, as they did in Ruth Murman’s case: US Bank and GMAC went from not even bothering to answer her phone calls to giving her an extra four weeks to move, plus paying her and her disabled father’s moving expenses in a cash-for-keys arrangement.

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