From:   Alexandre Machado De Sant'Anna Carvalho <ac3018@nyu.edu>
Sent time:   Friday, October 07, 2011 8:00:43 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   [september17discuss] #OccupyMyHome Campaign
 

Dear Friends:
 
Just read at the enemy's newspaper (Wall Street Journal, ha) that over 600,000- 1 million Americans face foreclosure threats due to the mortgage scam and mass unemployment. Can we launch a campaign called "OccupyMyHome", where we invite people - alongside neighboors and friends in solidarity - to refuse to leave their homes when evicting officers come. To hold their ground, in civil disobedience against a obvious injustice perpetrated by political economic forces that work against the people? 
 
This campaign, alongside the "move your money from big banks to credit unions" would deliver a blow to financial institutions and make the powerful listen.
 
On a practical note, it would be awesome if we had programmers who could code a web platform where people at risk of eviction add in their home to a georeferenced map, and through it call on neighboors and friends to hold their ground, camping at their place, and of course, documenting everything. Each day people upload that information, alongside any videos of resistance, to that platform so the world could be in support.
 
Anyone willing to help spread this idea forth, and actualize it? I am computer-coding ignorant, unfortunately!

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Alexandre M.S. Carvalho, M.D., MPH
2009 Reynolds Fellow   
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