Solidarity Placing People Before Profits

(9AM EST – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)

Cross-posted at Progressive Blue.

I watched Paul Solman’s Making Sense on the PBS NewsHour and while putting a human face on foreclosure the story of a support group devoted to making foreclosure litigation too expensive for the banks is told. If you need to feel good about something going on in this nation, this was must see TV!

(Also viewable here or you can see it at the Progressive Blue diary.)

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This support group called City Life/Vida Urbana has the motto “Organizing For Racial And Economic Justice” and this mission statement;

“City Life/Vida Urbana is a grassroots community organization in Boston committed to fighting for racial, social, and economic justice and gender equality by building working class power through direct action, coalition building, education and advocacy.  Through organizing poor and working class people of diverse races and nationalities;we promote individual empowerment, develop community leaders, and build collective power to effect systemic change and transform society.”

These community activist devoted to forcing banks to give up on eviction and offer homeowners a new mortgage have even more power now with all the fraudulent documents. But the story of power is people power, real people power.

Watch how those American walk into City Life/Vida Urbana just broken and feeling hopeless with no place to turn. Then they walk out not necessarily keeping their home but feeling like they have a voice and becoming community activist themselves.    

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    • Eddie C on October 20, 2010 at 3:53 am
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    • Eddie C on October 20, 2010 at 3:56 am
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    Looking Bright!

    • Eddie C on October 20, 2010 at 4:05 am
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    One Last Bankers Gift from the Senate about how Congress sprang into action when their banking handlers saw that the fraudulent foreclosures would be coming to light.

    And tonight a story about what people who represent people do. It just feels good to hear somebody not in the banker’s pockets and some people care.  

    • Edger on October 20, 2010 at 4:28 am

    I can embed that video in your essay if you’d like?

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