The Moms who occupied a vacant house in West Oakland on Nov 18th and owned by a development corporation, lost their court case Friday, the judge ordering the Sheriff the evict them “within five days.”
At their press conference at the house, after the decision, the Moms called for people to stand with them beginning at 6:30 AM at 2928 Magnolia (one block off Adeline), Oakland. Should you be willing to risk arrest in non-violent civil disobedience the Moms and their allies have lawyers available and ready to help. Otherwise, there are plenty of roles for those not willing or unable to risk arrest, and the more bodies there are the less likely Sheriff’s deputies are to attempt an eviction.
Depending on what happens, they will need people continually throughout the day and evening and into Tuesday. Coming at any time (and perhaps bringing food or coffee…) will help.
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No one should be homeless when homes are sitting empty. Housing is a human right. The Moms for Housing are uniting mothers, neighbors and friends to reclaim housing for the Oakland community from the big banks and real estate speculators.
Moms for Housing is a collective of homeless and marginally housed mothers. Before we found each other, we felt alone in this struggle. But there are thousands of others like us here in Oakland and all across the Bay Area. We are coming together with the ultimate goal of reclaiming housing for the community from speculators and profiteers.
We are mothers, we are workers, we are human beings, and we deserve housing. Our children deserve housing. Housing is a human right.