From:   grimwomyn <>
Sent time:   Friday, October 07, 2011 8:25:34 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] #OccupyMyHome Campaign

I think a simple twitter handle #OccupyHomes coupled with

#occupytogether ought to do it.... and what do you think about this?


On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 10:00 PM, Alexandre Machado De Sant'Anna

Carvalho <> wrote:

> 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!


> --

> Alexandre M.S. Carvalho, M.D., MPH

> 2009 Reynolds Fellow

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