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Fighting foreclosures

Saturday meeting to discuss what’s being done to fight evictions and save our homes

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A daylong conference focused on the issue of halting home foreclosures and evictions will be held this Saturday, March 31, on the second floor of the Central United Methodist Church at the corner of East Adams Street and Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit.

Sponsored by the group Moratorium Now!, the event will feature a discussion of actions being taken around the country to address the ongoing crisis.

As organizers of the event note: "In recent months, there has been a tremendous upturn in the movement against foreclosures and evictions. From New York to California, the Occupy movement, unions and many community organizations have organized direct actions at people's homes and at the banks to prevent families from being thrown out of their homes by the banksters — and the federal government which bails them out.

"However, as important as these actions are, they will be not enough to stop the two million foreclosures that already are being processed and the additional 3.8 million foreclosures projected to take place over the next two years."

To learn more, see moratorium-mi.org or phone 313-680-5508.

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