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.…

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…

D.C. protestors target world’s wealthiest man

(This article originally appeared on dcmiccheck.org) Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim is estimated to be the wealthiest man in the world, and George Washington University plans to honor him this weekend at its 2012 Commencement ceremony. On May 11, Occupy DC joined a coalition of Latino community leaders across from Rice Hall at George Washington…

DC Sleepful Protest relocates

Occupy DC’s Sleepful Protest relocated to a different Bank of America branch. After persistent arrests for “blocking passage” at the Bank of America on Vermont Ave., they abandoned the storefront after a vendor named Anthony set up shop at the same site. Ironically, he also has political signs and says he has a cause (domestic…