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Andrea_44 (CC BY 2.0)

Elderly Man Facing Foreclosure Commits Suicide

A West Virginia man became one of the latest fatalities of the American economy when he shot and killed himself this month after authorities arrived at his home with an eviction notice.

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 READ MORE



Arthur Boppré (CC BY 2.0)

Brazil Seeks to Evict Indigenous Community to Make Way for Sports Contests

Brazilian authorities want to kick 30 members of the Maracana tribe out of a former indigenous museum where they have been living for six years in order to build support structures for the 2014 World Cup.

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 READ MORE



Three Dead, Including an Officer, in Texas A&M Shooting

A Brazos County constable was among those killed during an officer-involved shooting Monday near the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Vincent Yu

An Angry Chinese Village Goes to the Polls

It seems the voice of the people has been heard in the Chinese village of Wukan, where residents voted to elect a committee of local leaders after winning a protracted battle for self-determination against Chinese authorities.

Posted on Mar 3, 2012 READ MORE



thisisbossi (CC-BY)

Police Give Occupy D.C. a Tidying

Washington, D.C., riot police swept away much of one of the last remaining Occupy encampments early Saturday morning, clearing McPherson Square of tents banned under area rules while leaving those that met regulations. Six protesters were arrested, but Occupiers are still permitted to demonstrate at all hours.

Posted on Feb 5, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Lefteris Pitarakis

London High Court Tells Occupiers to Get Out

On the day it was announced that British unemployment had risen to close to 2.7 million people, a high court judge ruled that Occupy London protesters must dismantle their encampment on the steps of St. Paul’s Cathedral in the city’s center. The protesters, who expressed both defiance and resolve, were given seven days to appeal the decision.

Posted on Jan 18, 2012 READ MORE



niallkennedy (CC-BY)

Surging Foreclosures Benefit Home Investors

A sunken housing market has turned foreclosure auctions into feeding grounds for the vultures of American capitalism. Low prices mean plenty of available buildings to be bought, fixed up and sold at a profit. Meanwhile, suffering evictees are nowhere to be seen, except for the rare occasions when they show up to protest or bid on the homes themselves.

Posted on Jan 14, 2012 READ MORE


Livestream: Evicting Occupy L.A.

The deadline for Occupy L.A.’s stay around City Hall has passed. Watch live to see what happens.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 READ MORE



Ohio AFL-CIO (CC-BY)

Chalk One Up for the 99%

On the evening of November 8th, Occupy Wall Street, the populist uprising built on economic justice and corruption-free politics that’s spread like a lit match hitting a trail of gasoline, notched its first major political victory in the unlikeliest of places: Ohio.

Posted on Nov 26, 2011 READ MORE


Body Shop
businessweek.com

The Body Shop Under Fire

An ethical row has erupted after the supposedly eco- and human rights-friendly cosmetic provider The Body Shop was accused of buying palm oil from an organization that pressed for the eviction of Colombian peasant families in order to build a new palm plantation. Riot cops evicted the farming families in July.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009 READ MORE


Foreclosure exit sign
orlandorealtyexperts.com

Squatting as Civil Disobedience

As foreclosures continue to force Americans out of their homes, some advocacy organizations are getting creative, suggesting that homeowners refuse to leave their foreclosed houses and helping others move into vacated abodes—either openly or under the radar.

Posted on Apr 9, 2009 READ MORE


Fannie Mae
foreclosurewearhouse.com

Fannie, Freddie to Give Foreclosures a Holiday

Starting on Nov. 26, mortgage finance mega-firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will take a time out from foreclosures and evictions until Jan. 9—a welcome holiday break for struggling homeowners that hopefully will catch on among other corporate players in the mortgage market.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008 READ MORE


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