[Diggers350] 'New Land League' aims to turn back tide of family evictions
tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Wed May 21 11:29:33 BST 2014
At 16:17 19/05/2014, <james36armstrong at hotmail.com> wrote:
>The legal way to stop evictions is to amend mortgage law.
>A mortgage is an inherently unequal contract
>between a privileged corporation which is not mortal, cannot go to jail
>cannot be recorded in the files of the Criminal
>Records Office - and an individual.
>Consequences of the failure of a borrower to
>meet repayments should logically be limited
>to forfeiture of (part) ownership claims to the
>property. Eviction is unnecessary, a breach of
>human rights (chapter 8 to a home and family
>life) and antisocial (society has to to assume responsibility for rehousing).
>Incidentally spinning what bricklayers and
>developers do as 'homemaking' disguises the
>sacred nature of what people do (and a few
>tragically fail to do) - make a home.
>Adding to the Memorandum and Articles of
>Association of every company a first clause
>would emphasise the overriding duty of care to the community -
>"The first and over=riding duty of the company
>is to promote the wellbeing of the wider community.
>To: diggers350 at yahoogroups.com
>From: Diggers350 at yahoogroups.com
>Date: Sat, 17 May 2014 00:50:30 +0100
>Subject: [Diggers350] 'New Land League' aims to
>turn back tide of family evictions
>'New Land League' aims to turn back tide of family evictions
>ALLISON BRAY PUBLISHED 22 APRIL 2014 02:30 AM
>HUNDREDS of people have met to form a protest
>organisation aimed at preventing the evictions of residents from their homes.
>About 350 members of a group called the 'New
>Land League' arrived at Tommy Toughers Bar in
>Nass, Co Kildare, for its inaugural meeting.
>One of their missions is to show up en masse
>when a family or other homeowner is being
>threatened with eviction through a bank's
>repossession of their home or other property.
>The group has already intervened in the
>evictions of families from their homes in Meath
>and Kildare, as well as in
>and Galway, where the New Land League's presence
>has been enough to stop the eviction from taking place.
>Organiser Jerry Beades (55), from Drumcondra,
>north Dublin, said the New Land League would
>intervene and mount peaceful pickets at any
>family home that was being repossessed by the banks.
>"How many tens of thousands of families are
>behind in their mortgage repayments with the banks?" he asked.
>"Are they going to evict them all? It's
>impossible. We are trying to impress upon them
>that is just impossible. They have to come up
>with meaningful and realistic solutions," he said.
>He said the turnout yesterday was phenomenal.
>"We expected a few hundred people but there were 350," he said.
>People from as far afield as Donegal, Roscommon,
>Galway, Cork and Tipperary, and from all walks
>of life, from schoolteachers and gardai to
>retired Army officers, attended the meeting, he said.
>What they share is a sense of anger over the
>financial chaos that they, their neighbours and
>family now find themselves in due to the actions
>and inactions of Government and financial
>institutions since the collapse of the economy, he said.
>"A lot of people are in all sorts of destitution
>and we aim to be a voice of the people," he said.
>The gathering was not a political meeting but a
>rallying cry for action by ordinary people, he said.
>"People are just sick to the teeth of the
>existing politicians who don't know what's going
>on," he said. "Our aim is to wake people up."
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