Voices from the Edge on 08/30/12
Another look at Portland's foreclosure resistance movement
Last month we looked at the efforts to stop the city from evicting a northeast Portland woman from her home. This week we follow up on the city's efforts to use code violations to remove occupants from the house and the response from foreclosure resistance activists. This week, Jo Ann talks with activist Ahjamu Umi of Black Working Group about the importance of the struggle over this house as well as efforts to support other Portlanders who find themselves the victims of high-handed banks and mortgage companies.
Jo Ann Hardesty is a former state legislator, former director of Oregon Action and past board president of Portland Community Media, as well as a long-time leader in the struggle for racial and economic justice. Dave Mazza is a journalist and former editor of The Portland Alliance who has covered and been involved in Portland's civil rights, environmental, labor and peace movements for over 20 years.
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