Homeowner in foreclosure interrupts testimony of JP Morgan CEO responsible for $2 billion loss

A woman who disrupted a Senate Banking Committee hearing on June 13 was arrested along with five others from the housing advocacy organization Occupy Our Homes DC. Deborah Harris interrupted the opening statement of JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, who was giving testimony on his bank’s recent $2 billion losses in hedge fund investments.…

McPherson laid waste

Early Monday morning the remaining Occupy DC tents were demolished, debris scattered throughout the park. First reports blame six intoxicated men with laying waste to the park. At 8:30am, John Zangas tweeted that several people “became rambunctious” and tore down every structure in the park. The four remaining tents consisted of the library, the former…

When the police are Anonymous

Two police officers refused to provide names and badge numbers to protestors at the Occupy Our Homes action Monday at the Chase Bank offices on I Street. Fortunately for the protestors, they only had to cross 14th St. to reach the building where they could file a complaint. The two police officers were wearing jackets…

Occupy Our Homes DC: The right to housing

Occupy Our Homes–the offshoot of Occupy Wall Street working to prevent wrongful evictions and foreclosures–says on its website, “Everyone deserves to have a roof over their head and a place to call home. …We believe everyone has a right to decent, affordable housing.” Child homelessness is now epidemic in the US. 2.3 million children are…

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Breaking the Death Fast

A couple of weeks ago I took the unusual measure of removing two posts from this blog. They were about the activist who calls himself “Start Loving.” His name is actually Jay McGinley, and you can read more about his background and reasons for hunger striking on DC Mic Check. (I am quoted in the…