imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

They Are Not Going to Steal Another Home!

by LizardQueen Thursday, Dec. 08, 2011 at 2:21 PM

There are families everywhere without homes this holiday season due to foreclosures. The De Los Santos Family of Riverside was but one of them and the Alliance of California for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Home Defenders League has taken up their cause to take this home back. Among the supporters are the occupiers of Los Angeles and Riverside both of which have also been forcibly evicted from their “homes.” Yet all these evictions have not slowed anyone down, in fact it has made this gesture all that much stronger.

They Are Not Going t...
photo555.jpg, image/jpeg, 320x240

The cold winter weather and the empty house was a morose sight until the moving van pulled up with the belongings of Art and Magda De Los Santos and their four children. They had lived in this home since 2003, for the children this was the house they were born into. Art a Supervisor at a metal finishing company for 25 years after serving in the Marine Corps for 5 years and Magda picked this as their first home. They like many other people had kept up with the payments until the economy slowed and the hours for Art went down at work. This was after refinancing to do some repairs to their beloved home, yet in 2009 after becoming three payments behind the foreclosure process started.

However, this was not due to the lack of trying on the De Los Santos part. A loan modification was applied for with JP Morgan Chase and the family was eligible still the bank refused to honor that and opted instead to foreclose and evict. “Did you have to move all your stuff?” was asked to the son “Yes they only gave us 12 days to leave but that wasn’t enough time…they came twice and told us we needed to get our stuff out” “Who came?” Calmly he responded “The Sherriff.”

This was all the build up to the family taking back their home. December 6th 2012 was a day of action for ACCE Defenders League and the support of both the LA and Riverside Occupiers was an added boost. People came in buses and carpools to support and share in the around the clock vigil for this family, to send the message that the banks can’t take this home. The festivities began with the family moving some of their belongings back into the house including the dining room table and the children’s’ bikes. All while the press took pictures and the supporters with signs on the front lawn shouted “This is the power of the people and the power of the people won’t stop!”

After the select items were moved in a few questions were asked to the family.” Do you have the money to pay the loan?” passionately Art responded “Yes they just refuse to take my money in favor of foreclosure”“How far do you intend to take this?” asked a media reporter to Art “As long as it takes” another asked “Are you willing to get arrested?” “Yes” It was made clear that while Mr. De Los Santos would be staying the night along with the occupiers, Magda and the children would be staying elsewhere. The children were asked if they understood what was happening and indeed they did and were as passionate as their parents to save their family home. As things calmed down the Posole that was graciously made by Magda in an industrial sized pot was served to all that were present free of charge. Some even ate at the dinner table with the children marking this as the first family dinner since their eviction. After which the children rode bikes in their neighborhood resuming life as they have always known it.

If you would like to support this action all are invited to call JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon through his assistant Kathy Will at (212)270-0121 to tell him to call off the eviction and reinstate the loan. Also if you are in need of support in the face of foreclosure and are ready to fight back call ACCE Home Defenders League (877)633-9251 or go to

Report this post as:

This Time We're Not Leaving

by LizardQueen Thursday, Dec. 08, 2011 at 2:21 PM

This Time We're Not ...
photo539.jpg, image/jpeg, 320x240

Select items being moved back into the home.

Report this post as:

Occupy Riverside Support

by LizardQueen Thursday, Dec. 08, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Occupy Riverside Sup...
photo542.jpg, image/jpeg, 320x240

Riverside Occupiers stating active support for this family, including staying the night and food donations.

Report this post as:

ACCE Home Defenders League

by LizardQueen Thursday, Dec. 08, 2011 at 2:21 PM

ACCE Home Defenders ...
photo544.jpg, image/jpeg, 320x240

Taking this family's situation seriously and empowering them to take action.

Report this post as:

Occupy Los Angeles

by LizardQueen Thursday, Dec. 08, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Occupy Los Angeles...
photo553.jpg, image/jpeg, 320x240

Coming in a large bus from Los Angeles to riverside in support of this family's plight after their own eviction earlier last week.

Report this post as:

"Bankster Gangster Your Not Taking This Home!"

by LizardQueen Thursday, Dec. 08, 2011 at 2:21 PM

"Bankster Gangs...
photo556.jpg, image/jpeg, 320x240

Report this post as:

The Family Interviewed

by LizardQueen Thursday, Dec. 08, 2011 at 2:21 PM

The Family Interview...
photo566.jpg, image/jpeg, 320x240

Report this post as:

A Family Lives Here

by LizardQueen Thursday, Dec. 08, 2011 at 2:21 PM

A Family Lives Here...
photo581.jpg, image/jpeg, 320x240

Report this post as:

Just Paper

by LizardQueen Thursday, Dec. 08, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Just Paper...
photo575.jpg, image/jpeg, 320x240

Upon arrival this was found on the floor.

Report this post as:

Helping Everyone

by LizardQueen Thursday, Dec. 08, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Helping Everyone...
photo584.jpg, image/jpeg, 320x240

Report this post as:

Magda's Soup

by LizardQueen Thursday, Dec. 08, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Magda's Soup...
photo580.jpg, image/jpeg, 320x240

Report this post as:

Food for Everyone!

by LizardQueen Thursday, Dec. 08, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Food for Everyone!...
photo589.jpg, image/jpeg, 320x240

Report this post as:

Local News

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J10 11:58PM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M30 10:20PM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 12:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 1:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 2:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 3:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 2:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 1:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 1:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 4:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 1:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A26 10:37PM


lausd whistle blower A10 11:58PM

Website Upgrade A10 3:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 1:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 11:58AM

Change Links April 2018 A01 11:27AM

Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018 M31 6:57PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 7:00PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 6:38PM

Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! M19 2:02PM

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A. M16 5:40PM

Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released M15 12:34AM

Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups M06 12:10PM

After Being Told He's 'Full of Sh*t' at School Event, Mnuchin Demands UCLA Suppress Video M02 11:44AM

Resolution of the Rent Strike in Boyle Heights M01 6:28PM

What Big Brother Knows About You and What You Can Do About It M01 3:30PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

National Congress has Voted to Cut 2 Million People Off Food Stamps with a 19 billionSlash J22 9:52PM

Progressives wrestle with dilemma on migration J22 6:37PM

More Public Investment is Sensible and Necessary J22 6:33PM

A Partial List Black Ops, Assassinations, Destabilizations, Wars by the CIA J22 5:29PM

The Shortwave Report 06/22/18 Listen Globally! J21 4:47PM

1)stop all crime 2) lies on internet J21 2:49PM

Dismantle the ICE Detention System J21 9:35AM

Immigrants Needed in US due to 3 reasons J20 9:02PM

Paraphysique du discours logique J20 2:33AM

Fbi forces most Indymedia to ban me J19 6:18PM

Fbi forces most Indymedia to ban me J19 4:55PM

The Beam in the White House J19 6:52AM

Fbi deletes this report on their atrocities J18 7:43PM

police crimes J18 1:26PM

America is Suffering Under an Ego Driven Fascist Pig While Spineless GOP Proudly Looks On J18 12:01PM

Paraphysique de synecdoque J18 12:34AM

Le capital ou l'épouvante permanente J15 11:30PM

Authoritarian Capitalism and Digital Demagogue J15 3:08AM

The Shortwave Report 06/15/18 Listen Globally! J14 4:23PM

Autisme sociétal J13 10:53PM

Georgias Poultry Justice Alliane Helps Workers in SE J13 8:50PM

Greedy Animal Researchers Hide Truth About Alzheimer's From Public J13 3:59PM

Austerity Policy as Momentous Mistake J12 5:19PM

Abrégé de la connerie J12 1:35PM

May 2018 Honduras coup update J10 7:30PM

Neoliberalism and Authoritarianism - A Symbiotic Pair J10 7:50AM

La société au TOUT dégueulasse J09 11:48AM

New Low Power Fm is being planned 4 hopi people AZ J07 9:56PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy