A Florida family man who not only made his mortgage payments on time but made payments early faces foreclosure by Wells Fargo. The explanation for initiating the foreclosure proceedings by Wells Fargo is nothing short of amazing and offers a sad commentary on how little has changed despite the 2008 financial crisis and supposed reforms like Dodd-Frank.
|By: DSWright Wednesday May 22, 2013 4:45 pm|
|By: DSWright Tuesday May 21, 2013 12:10 pm|
Members of one of Occupy Wall Street’s offshoots, Occupy Our Homes, were arrested Monday and Tuesday demonstrating outside the headquarters of the Department of Justice in Washington.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday October 9, 2012 8:57 am|
Less than a year after Occupy Atlanta members clashed with police in riot gear in a downtown park, they’re now protesting alongside officers to help a retired detective avoid losing her home to foreclosure.
|By: Joe Macare Saturday September 8, 2012 1:59 pm|
Right now, members of Occupy Wall Street are preparing to mark the one year anniversary of the occupation of Zuccotti Park on September 17 with an event halfway between a celebration and a protest. Meanwhile, Occupy’s energy and influence can be seen in a range of activism and dissent that stretches from coast to coast in America and beyond, from anarchist grand jury resisters in the Pacific Northwest to the solidarity networks supporting the forthcoming teachers’ strike in Chicago.
|By: fatster Tuesday August 14, 2012 6:17 am|
Fatster rounds up news items from planet earth, including stories you might have missed about Presidential debate moderators, Colorado anti-abortion petition, Ryan on personhood, sexist clothing, Medicare penalties, Occupy our Homes, Sarah Palin, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Medicare cuts, more polls, Ayn Rand and Paul Ryan, CFTC and LIBOR, the not-JOBS Act, banksters, Syrian defections and much more.
|By: David Dayen Friday May 25, 2012 5:22 pm|
Despite the charred landscape that is the current housing market, despite the suffering borne by families all over the country, the last few years have provided a glimmer of hope that people of like circumstances have not turned their backs on each other, that they are working together for progress. And sometimes, they make it.
Out of one of the most tragic stories of the foreclosure crisis, the suicide of Norman Rousseau, has come a determination to never let this happen to anyone else again. The Rousseaus eventually lost their home despite never missing a payment, a victim of the soul-crushing bureaucracy at Wells Fargo.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday March 28, 2012 6:15 am|
Dayen’s news roundup from Monday, ;March 27, 2012, including stories on the Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act, Solicitor General,, Medicaid, student loans, LIBOR, Paul Ryan budget, Occupy our Homes, Obama, Olympia Snowe, Bob Kerrey, Dennis Rodman and more.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday February 28, 2012 8:10 am|
As Phoenix Woman, who’s been following this, reported last night, Bobby Hull, not the old hockey player but a former Marine from Minneapolos, faced foreclosure and became one of the early objects for Occcupy Our Homes. Local groups waged a three-month public campaign, including declaring his street a “foreclosure-free zone” and camping out in the front yard. And they just notched a big victory yesterday.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday December 7, 2011 11:30 am|
At least twenty-five cities held actions as part of the “Occupy Our Homes” Day of Action yesterday. And today, an offshoot of Occupy DC is participating in Occupy K Street.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday December 6, 2011 8:00 am|
It’s harder than you would think to get the traditional media interested in the systematic theft of homes. But at least for one day, the nation’s attention may move to this sad circumstance.