Evicted From Camps, Occupy Moves Into Homes

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Occupy protesters stand on the steps of a foreclosed home that they re-occupied on December 6, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/Getty)

Occupy Wall Street encampments have been disappearing across the country. But after seeing seeing their presence steadily diminish in recent weeks as cold weather and police-led evictions have cleared camps, Occupy has found a new rallying cry. "Foreclose on banks, not people" is the maxim of a new viral video from Occupy Our Homes, the next iteration of the movement. Occupy Our Homes began a major campaign Tuesday, staging marches in 25 cities, and taking over foreclosed properties for homeless families.

Tasha Glasgow is a homeless mother of two who marched on — and occupied — a foreclosed home as part of Occupy Our Homes on Tuesday. Louise Story, Wall Street and finance reporter for The New York Times, talks about how the financial sector is responding to Occupy's latest tactic.


Tasha Glasgow

Comments [6]

Southpause from Boston

I'm sure that this woman was chosen carefully, but, unfortunately, there are tens of thousands like her. Maybe they should have tried to find a fugitive banker in the middle of foreclosure, but who didn't want the occupy people on his lawn, at all. I applaud the attention given to this interesting new direction for the movement. It gave me my takeaway for the day!

Dec. 08 2011 02:48 PM

It appears the first foreclosure candidates for "assistance" from the Occupiers have been chosen very carefully and served up to a credulous media.
We have seen what criminal activity goes on at an open air occupied park, what will go on in a house? What control will the mother who is the host have over their activist and homeless "guests" camped out on their property?
What will a police confrontation look like in this scenario? The neighbors who are also members of the 99 percent may not be thrilled but the media seem to be.

Dec. 08 2011 10:46 AM

I am guessing that Caitlin Curran was not available to produce this segment.

Dec. 08 2011 10:25 AM

Have we gone mad? Why is no-one speaking up about the anarchy that is spreading through the country and allowing people to contemplate bringing down the institutions that have made our country great! Granted, there are excesses and there, perhaps, ought to be a way to 'even out the playing field,' but even taking foreclosed homes away from the bank and letting people live in them for free is thievery! Socialism! Communism! OWS is NOT the 99%, though there may be many among them. The nation has to come to its senses and squash the extra-legal revolution that OWS may spawn. While their pain must be felt and addressed, the solution is NOT to OCCUPY WALL STREET or to OCCUPY homes owned by others.

Dec. 08 2011 09:39 AM
Elisabeth from Manhattan

It is disgusting that our government is allowing people, like Brigitte, who have not only served our country but sustained serious injuries while doing so, to lose their homes BECAUSE of these very injuries. It is literally sickening that this is accepted practice.

Dec. 08 2011 08:28 AM
Adam Cardew from Detroit, MI

Let the people take back what is ours. This country was founded on the idea that people own, not the governement, not corporations, the people. Let us take back what is ours for prices affordable by all.

Dec. 08 2011 08:16 AM

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