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Neighborhood Resistance Parade

After helping so many home owners defeat elaborate tricks from banks to kick them out of their homes or to impose illegal predatory lending terms, the Occupy Our Homes movement has spread nationally and is now known in the international press for their effort to “help families occupy vacant bank-owned homes” (The Guardian, Dec. 26, 2012). The movement is also much more than that for the reasons not mentioned in mainstream press yet. Occupy Our Homes has also evolved to occupying entire neighborhoods where the rate of foreclosure has increased crime, squatting and vandalism. Along with the logistics of fighting foreclosures, initiatives are also undertaken to keep the neighborhood clean and promote pride.

Using performance rhetoric, a Neighborhood Resistance Parade was organized by Social War and Radical Mobilization (SWARM) and Occupy Our Homes Atlanta (OOHA). The event attracted not only close police surveillance but also children laughing and dancing at the rhythm of drums and anti-oppression chants.

[Pentax MX, Vivitar 50/1.7, Kodak Ektar 100. Unedited]
[Pentax MX, Vivitar 50/1.7, Kodak T-Max 400. Auto-tone enhancement because of inadequate equipment used for B&W processing]

2 comments on “Neighborhood Resistance Parade

  1. Pingback: Children at the Neighborhood Resistance Parade « Streets of Atlanta

  2. Pingback: Victory After Eviction: Sherrye Calhoun Wins Her Home Using Innovative Tactics | SWARM

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