Friday, July 6, 2012
With the help of Occupy Our Homes Atlanta and Cobb United for Change Coalition, with many South Cobb members, one Marietta man is continuing his occupation of his foreclosed home in hopes of being able to reside there again.
Homeowners across the nation are struggling, but more on average are in the struggle here in Georgia, the nation's leader in foreclosures. According to RealtyTrac, one in every 300 houses in Georgia is going through foreclosure, compared to one in 639 at the national level. Occupy Cobb, an offshoot of Occupy Atlanta, is helping homeowners fight for their homes. Cobb United for Change Coalition and Occupy Our Homes Atlanta is helping Steve Boudreaux, an unemployed homeowner, fight for his Marietta home. "We want to make Cobb County a welcoming, inviting and unifying community," said CUCC representative Rich Pellegrino of Austell. "Let's make it clear: Housing is a right, a human right," Pellegrino continued. "All over the world it's viewed …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
"I look forward to breaking the cycle of silence that keeps so many Cobb residents from standing up to the banks and defending their homes," says occupying homeowner.
South Cobb residents who are members of Cobb United for Change and Occupy Cobb are helping a Marietta man who feels he has been unjustly foreclosed upon by his bank. Together, they are beginning a 24 hour, seven day a week occupation protest to save his home. Steve Bordeaux, an unemployed homeowner, has been fighting to keep his out of foreclosure. In order to save his house, he applied for an emergency home loan modification from his bank. The process was moving along properly until, according to Bordeaux, the IRS did not get his tax transcripts to the bank in time. Because of the delay, the bank began foreclosure sale proceedings. One day after the foreclosure sale was complete, Bordeaux's tax transcripts arrived. Bordeaux's story is not…
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Members of two movements are protesting and rallying on May 1, an international day of workers' rights.
Mayday! Mayday! The Movements are...moving. South Cobb has an active undocumented community of people who protest, speak out, boycott and organize to fight legislation they believe to be unjust, like last year's House Bill 87 and this year's Senate Bill 458. The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights is calling for a joint labor-immigrant rally on May 1 in the tradition of the long-standing celebration of May Day as international workers day. Participants will assemble at 11 a.m. at the state Capitol. GLAHR's theme for the event is "Workers' Rights are Immigrant Rights are Human Rights." GLAHR's intent for the May Day event is to "mark a historic coming together of immigrants and working people in the face of the austerity measures faced…
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The courthouse rally started late, then lasted about an hour Tuesday.
The first Occupiers arrived at the Cobb County Superior Court building around noon Tuesday despite the plan to start the protest at 10 a.m., and they stayed until 1 p.m. "It went well," Richard Pellegrino said. "There were about 10 of us there, and we made contact with a couple of families that want us to help. I think we got our message across." Occupiers chanted in front of the courthouse for several minutes, but police moved them to the sidewalk, Pellegrino said. "The movement has been growing," he said. "As it has moved out to the suburbs, it's drawn participants there. It's a topic that resonates with everyone, whether they agree with Occupy or not." Occupiers also gathered at foreclosure auctions in DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
"Occupy" protests are at least shining a light on greed, which the Bible warns of numerous times.
In the 1987 film “Wall Street,” the money-obsessed Wall Street tycoon named Gordon Gecko, played expertly by Michael Douglas, famously declares that “greed, for a lack of a better word, is good.” Gecko is a character that ruthlessly pursued wealth and achieved it in unethical ways, which today’s “Occupy Wall Street” protesters would have a few words about. The “Occupy” movement is a seemingly ever-growing group that is rallying against corporate greed and influence in the American government. Many have debated where Christians fit in among the protesters and the government/corporations that are being called out by them. No matter what you may think, though, the Bible at least makes it crystal clear that greed is definitely not good. A …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
The week's top stories from October 31-November 4, 2011
Atlanta Public Schools Come Off Probation. Protestors Blocked On March To Atlantic Station. Smyrna-Vinings-Cumberland Area Allegedly Suggested For Ricin Attack. Fire Destroys Apartments Near Piedmont Park. Burrell Ellis Hosts Town Hall Meeting In Tucker. Wal-Mart Developers Meet With Medlock, Decatur Residents. APD Seeks Sexual Aggressor Against Women. Two More South Cobb Schools Make AYP. Bookhaven, Chambele Schools Hit, Miss On AYP. All Three Fulton Schools In Cascade Make AYP. Most Buckhead Schools Make AYP Standard. Three Sandy Springs Schools Did Not Make AYP. Grady, Inman Students Meet AYP.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The week's top headlines for Oct. 24-28, 2011
Reed Says Occupy Atlanta Got More Radical, Forced His Hand. Protestors Briefly Take Over MLK Site In Old Fourth Ward. Plane Crash Still Under Investigation. Police Arrest, Charge Austell Man In Assault Case. Avondale Estates Hosts Candidate Forum. State Senate Candidates Differ In T-SPLOST Support. Smyrna's Election Season Turns Violent. Police Major: 'I Don't Want People Living In Fear' MARTA Rep: 'We're At The End Of The Beginning.' Safety Tips For Trick Or Treaters.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
The week's top headlines for October 10-14, 2011.
Occupy Atlanta Marchers Try To Storm Midtown Hospital. Lewis Receives Apology From Occupy Atlanta. School Calendar Debate Percolates Again. Possible $72M Deficit For Cobb Schools. Morgan To Unveil Improvement Plans For Charter Schools. Suspicious Package Dismantled At West End Bank Of America. Victims' Family, Friends Pack Courthouse In Midtown Shooting Case. Worried About APS School Closures? Changes Are Inevitable. Ghouls Spotted In Buckhead!