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In the battle against displacement in San Francisco, defenders of democracy are denounced as reactionaries, while agents of capital are lauded as revolutionaries.

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The landscape of Wall Street’s creative destruction.

For Yolanda Andrews, losing her house would mean losing everything. That's why she's standing up to predatory banking.

Harvard Professor Edward Glaeser argues that the country needs policies that create a "level playing field" between our deprived cities and the outlying suburban and rural areas. 

With budget crunches slamming cities and urban industry continuing to decline, what can be done to rebuild American cities so that they are strong and work for everyone?

The anti-poverty group ACORN was crucial to recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina hit.

In boom and in bust, homeless encampments are a product of inequality and neglect.

Loan-sharking has resurged with global force, cutting across class, race and regions: we're all in the ghetto now.

Civil legal aid attorneys could have sounded the alarm years before the subprime scandal began destroying the lives of urban poor--but Congress wouldn't let them.

Community members and outside organizations are working together to rebuild the Lower Ninth Ward.

Blogs

Local Principal Reduction provides a local solution for underwater homeowners facing foreclosure.

February 26, 2014

When will the feds bring big banks to justice?

May 24, 2013

Bank accountability activists continue to send a clear message to the big banks: “You can run, but you can’t hide.”

April 30, 2013

NYC public housing residents call for a cancellation of rent following Hurricane Sandy and loss of basic services.

November 27, 2012

Occupy Our Homes ATL is forging an unlikely partnership in an effort to stop foreclosures.  

October 9, 2012

Occupy Our Homes has saved another family from foreclosure, continuing the group’s recent string of successes.

June 13, 2012

Four properties were scheduled to be auctioned in Brooklyn last Thursday. Only one sale took place.

January 30, 2012

The Occupy movement has always been more about doing than demanding and last week, OWS stepped it up another notch.

December 9, 2011

Tenant leaders around the country unite for Valentine's Day demonstrations and direct actions against cuts to Housing and Urban Development programs.

February 14, 2011