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BAIL OUT THE PEOPLE - NOT THE BANKERS ON WALL STREET!

Demand a Moratorium on Foreclosures and Evictions, Now!

Monday, Oct. 6
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m

Colonnade Hotel
120 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA

On Monday, Oct. 6 banks, mortgage companies, and insurance companies such as Bank of America, SBLI, TD Banknorth, The Warren Group, and many others will be hosting a conference on foreclosures. Speakers will include Gov. Deval Patrick; Congressman Barney Frank; Director of Community Affairs, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and many others who are directly involved in the financial crisis and forcing people out of their homes.

Join us to demand:

Governor Deval Patrick, Declare a State of Emergency, Now!

  • Declare a Moratorium on Foreclosures & Evictions!
  • Stop Utility Shutoffs & Restore Services Immediately!
  • Roll Back Food & Fuel Prices!

BAIL OUT THE PEOPLE - NOT THE BANKERS ON WALL STREET!
MASSACHUSETTS is in an ECONOMIC STATE OF EMERGENCY! Heat, Housing, Jobs, Food and Fuel are a Human Right!

MASSACHUSETTS is in an ECONOMIC STATE OF EMERGENCY!
Heat, Housing, Jobs, Food and Fuel are a Human Right!

Saturday, Sept. 20 - 12 pm
Rally - Countrywide / Bank of America
811 Mass. Ave, South End

(corner of Albany St., across from Boston Medical Center)
March - South Bay Prison, NSTAR, and South Bay BoA
(Mass. Ave to entrance of South Bay Shopping Center)

Governor Deval Patrick,
We Demand that you Declare a State of Emergency, Now!
  • Stop Utility Shutoffs & Restore Services Immediately!
  • Declare a Moratorium on Foreclosures & Evictions!
  • Roll Back Food & Fuel Prices!


The Winter of 2008 is predicted to be very severe. This will be no natural disaster, but a life-threatening crisis made in government and corporate boardrooms. We will not stand by as people freeze or go without lights, while NSTAR ($7.8B in assets), National Grid and the Oil Companies make $$ billions more in profits. $150 million more a day goes to the Iraq war. We need to bring this money back to our communities, now!
The government has just taken over the largest mortgage banks in the world, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which have overseen millions of families evicted from their homes. The government must not be in the business of foreclosing and evicting us from our homes. Responsible government must now use its power to declare a State of Emergency, and immediately halt all foreclosures and evictions!
This economic crisis brings with it a rise in violence against people of color, women, and lesbian/gay/bi/trans people who are scapegoated in an attempt to divert attention away from greedy corporations and banks. Poor and working families are struggling with housing, jobs, gas prices, healthcare, and feeding our children. Youth need education and good union jobs, not police roundups and more jails. Discrimination against people with CORI should be outlawed.

Heat, Housing, Jobs, Food and Fuel are a Human Right! Together we have the power to build a movement to turn this unnatural disaster around!

For more info: 617.522.6626 wfn@iacboston.org

Women Hit Utility Shutoffs, Foreclosures

by Phebe Eckfeldt

The NSTAR Electric Co. was the focus of an angry picket line July 3 initiated by the Women’s Fightback Network and the youth group Fight Imperialism, Stand Together.

This greedy corporation, with assets of $7.8 billion, sent 100,000 Massachusetts residents electric and gas utility shutoff notices at the beginning of May. NSTAR earned $59.2 million in the first quarter of 2008 but was shutting off people owing as little as $100.
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Women hit hard by economic crisis