Experiments with Truth: Analysis

Organizing against criminal behavior

Out of the 4.8 million [families that have been foreclosed on], a handful fight back and refuse to leave.

“There might be hundreds, maybe thousands,” Gottesdiener says. “The success rate varies.”

“There is a group called City Life/Vida Urbana. They are an anti-foreclosure group in Boston. They have an incredible success rate. They have staged more than 30 foreclosure blockades. They have been successful at almost every single one of them.”

“That’s an example of an established community organization that has been in the community for over 30 years. It has a large support network. And they ask members to sit in the homes, but also to bring out neighbors and others. City Life brings out its people. And they have a mass of people that creates a blockade.”

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