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Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

October 14th, 2010

Memo to Nancy Pelosi from Cindy Sheehan

Open Memo To: Nancy Pelosi From: Cindy Sheehan Hey Nan, How’s that “liberal agenda” going for you these days? You have had quite a run as the first female Speaker of the House, haven’t you? In that almost four years now, you have fully funded the wars; rammed through the ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 6th, 2010

Dems Come Alive! ...a follow-up from Michael Moore

Today's OpenMike blog Friends, Ok! We're halfway through the week and we're off to a great start. Last week I gave the spineless Dems five friendly suggestions for things they could do on the off chance they were interested in winning the midterm elections on November 2nd: 1. Deliver a ... continue reading

October 3rd, 2010

U.S. REP. GABRIELLE GIFFORDS CALLS FOR FORECLOSURE MORATORIUM

TUCSON – U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords today called for an immediate three-month national moratorium on foreclosures so lenders and loan servicers can address rampant problems that have led to homeowners being wrongly removed from their homes.“Foreclosures are at an all-time high nationally and Arizona has the third-highest foreclosure rate in ... continue reading

October 3rd, 2010

Banks Should Follow Chase and Declare Moratorium on Foreclosures

The rest of the banking industry should follow JPMorgan Chase’s example and declare a nationwide moratorium on home foreclosures, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker said today. Chase has announced it is temporarily halting the processing of home foreclosures.In rallies and town hall meetings across the country, union members ... continue reading

October 1st, 2010

Connecticut halts all foreclosures for all banks

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Friday ordered a moratorium on all foreclosures by all banks for 60 days--the most radical action taken by a state on issue of document irregularities.California also expanded the moratorium on foreclosures it announced last week on Ally Financial foreclosures to include those by J.P. ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 1st, 2010

Five Ways the Democrats Can Avoid a Catastrophe and Pull Off the Mother of All Upsets

Today's OpenMike blog The election is one month from tomorrow and, yes, it looks hopeless. November 2nd -- the day the Dems are expected to crash and burn. Sadly, it's a situation the Democrats have brought upon themselves -- even though the majority of them didn't create the mess we're ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

September 29th, 2010

Foreclosure Funny Business

Virtually everyone has had the experience of being forced to pay a late fee or a bank penalty because of some fine-print provision that we overlooked. Sometimes, begging by good customers can win forbearance, but usually we are held to the written terms of the contract, no matter how buried ... continue reading

September 26th, 2010

GMAC moves on foreclosures

GMAC Mortgage, a unit of Ally Financial, is moving forward with foreclosure proceedings using disputed affidavits, despite saying last week that it would halt evictions and sales of repossessed properties until it completed an internal review of its procedures.The controversy, which has prompted investigations into GMAC by the Attorneys General ... continue reading

September 26th, 2010

GMAC move calls foreclosures into question

DETROIT, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Regulators and real estate lawyers say paperwork problems at GMAC Mortgage have thrown the propriety of scores of U.S. home foreclosures into question.The nation's fourth-largest mortgage lender informed brokers and real estate agents last week that it was suspending foreclosures due to legal paperwork that ... continue reading

September 7th, 2010

Want to Feel Progressives’ Collective Strength? Attend ‘Fighting Bob Fest’

The labor movement and progressives are supposedly facing their darkest hour in decades, as the Republican steamroller heads toward an inevitable victory on November 2, mobilizing voters against the Democrats in retribution for the ongoing Great Recession.But this fatalism is rejected by many progressives, who believe that the stakes are ... continue reading

August 26th, 2010

One in 10 with a mortgage face foreclosure

WASHINGTON – One in 10 American households with a mortgage was at risk of foreclosure this summer as the government's efforts to help have had little impact stemming the housing crisis.About 9.9 percent of homeowners had missed at least one mortgage payment as of June 30, the Mortgage Bankers Association ... continue reading

August 12th, 2010

Homes lost to foreclosure up 6 pct from last year

LOS ANGELES – The number of U.S. homes lost to foreclosure surged in July, as lenders take back more properties from homeowners who have been in default for months on end.Lenders repossessed 92,858 properties last month, up 9 percent from June and an increase of 6 percent from July 2009, ... continue reading

July 15th, 2010

Homes lost to foreclosure on track for 1M in 2010

LOS ANGELES – More than 1 million American households are likely to lose their homes to foreclosure this year, as lenders work their way through a huge backlog of borrowers who have fallen behind on their loans.Nearly 528,000 homes were taken over by lenders in the first six months of ... continue reading

July 1st, 2010

Not So Neighborly Associations Foreclosing On Homes

Capt. Mike Clauer was serving in Iraq last year as company commander of an Army National Guard unit assigned to escort convoys. It was exceedingly dangerous work — explosive devices buried in the road were a constant threat to the lives of Clauer and his men. He was halfway through ... continue reading

July 1st, 2010

Why a Bank-Bashing Populist Democrat Opposed the Wall Street "Reform" Bill

No member of the House has been a harsher critic of the abuses of big banks and Wall Street that Ohio Democrat Marcy Kaptur.No member of the House has been more on-target in his condemnations and her calls for reform.During the bank bailout fight of 2008, Kaptur became a national folk-hero ... continue reading

June 4th, 2010

Group protests U.S. Bank foreclosures

June 4, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- A Chicago community group is targeting an area hit hard by foreclosures on the city's West Side. The Coalition to Save Community Banking walked along the 5400- block of West Congress Parkway Friday. The coalition claims U.S. Bank has been a major contributor to ... continue reading

May 17th, 2010

Pro-Squatting Groups Target Another Home

MADISON, Wis. -- Two local homeless advocacy groups have joined forces on Monday to promote another attempt to encourage a homeless family to squat in a foreclosed property.Leaders with Operation Welcome Home and Take Back the Land both argued at a news conference on Monday that they believe housing is ... continue reading

May 17th, 2010

Homeless Families Eying Foreclosed Properties

Madison, WI – Chanting all the way, the group Take Back the Land led the media and police on a parade to the next home they plan to occupy, this time on Turbot Drive on the south side.Their mission is to put homeless families into foreclosed properties, focusing on homes ... continue reading

May 17th, 2010

Activists enter foreclosed Madison home, illegally

MADISON, WI -- Affordable housing activists took a public press conference to illegal levels Monday afternoon.It's a movement called Take Back the Land: and it's come to Madison.This time, the group focused on a foreclosed, vacant home that's been unoccupied for a year on the south side of Madison.More than ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

May 17th, 2010

Taking Back Homes From the Banks: Exercising the Human Right to Housing

May has seen an upsurge in local organizations exercising their human rights to housing. Most people recognize that international human rights guarantee all humans a right to housing. With millions of homeless living in our communities and millions of empty foreclosed houses all across our communities, groups have decided to ... continue reading

May 17th, 2010

Police: Foreclosure Led to Murder-Suicide

HOUSTON - Homicide investigators say a northwest Houston home under foreclosure apparently led the struggling residents to take their own lives. Police arrived at approximately 11 p.m. Sunday to the home on Arncliffe Drive near Antoine Drive and found a married couple shot to death. The couple left notes that ... continue reading

May 14th, 2010

Suspected Squatters Cite Obscure Law To Stay In Home

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. -- Maria Torres and her family recently decided to move into a vacant lake front home in Deltona even though they didn’t own it. They moved furniture in and even changed the locks at the 3,900 square foot home on Page Court.The sheriff's office began to investigate ... continue reading

May 11th, 2010

Local Group Encourages Homeless To Take Up Squatting

MADISON, Wis. -- A local homeless advocacy group is working to find some people places to live on foreclosed properties, but authorities said that how they're doing so is breaking the law.The practice, called squatting, refers to taking up residency in a vacant structure without the owner's permission. Some proponents ... continue reading

May 11th, 2010

Illegal Housing

"Everyday we are creating new memories in the house" said Desiree Wilson holding her young child. "New memories in the neighborhood are being made."But those memories could soon turn to bad ones.The house Wilson now lives in, on the 7200 block of Tempe Drive, was vacant until she moved in ... continue reading

May 8th, 2010

Disorganization at Banks Causing Mistaken Foreclosures

Millions of people face losing their homes in the continuing foreclosure crisis, but homeowners often have more than the struggling economy and slumping house prices to worry about: Disorganization within the big banks that service mortgages has made a bad problem worse. Sometimes the communication breakdown within the banks is ... continue reading

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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

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George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him... www.theonion.com President Bush has a new hobby -- painting! --...

Apr 17th
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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
8:27 PM
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
10:13 PM
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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