From:   Lucas Vazquez <>
Sent time:   Friday, October 07, 2011 9:50:56 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] #OccupyMyHome Campaign

If you're interested in anti-eviction campaigns you should look at the organization called O4O (organize for occupation) who recently blocked the eviction of an woman called Mary Ward from her home in Bed-Study, Brooklyn

On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 11:41 PM, grimwomyn <> wrote:
then send on at will-- lets do it!

Here is a tweet to promote it:
Not in NYC 2 #occupywallstreet ? #ows How abt #occupyhomes ? Find a
house that needs a bit 'o love:

On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 11:25 PM,
<> wrote:
> this is a BRILLIANT idea! It builds on recent anti-eviction actions (one in
> Brooklyn led by Black community groups a couple months ago, sorry I forget
> the elderly woman's name, another more recent one I believe in CA, and
> others).
> And the social media overlay proposed is a great organizing tool!
> ps I forget which list I saw it on but there are three antiforeclosure
> auctions organized by a community group I believe next week.
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: David DeGraw <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: [september17discuss] #OccupyMyHome Campaign
> Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2011 23:07:38 -0400
> There's a guy i know, Rob Somerton - BofA is about to foreclose on his home,
> he is threatening to either not leave or bulldoze the house, he's been
> organizing around this issue for awhile, may be good contact:
> also, biggest foreclosure action network based on LI - forget the guys name,
> cell is: 516-263-9715
> On 10/7/2011 10:23 PM, J.A. Myerson wrote:
> This is one of the best ideas I've ever heard. How do we get started?
> On Oct 7, 2011 10:00 PM, "Alexandre Machado De Sant&#39;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
>> mobile +1 914 563 4209
>> home +1 914 633 0415