Work Everyday: Occupy Homes MN and Brother Ali Fight Freddie Mae Et Al

Work Everyday: Occupy Homes MN and Brother Ali Fight Freddie Mae Et Al

by
Abby Zimet

In case anyone forgot: Too Big To Jail is still doing incalculable damage to many lives in many places, including Minnesota, where one in every 1,228 houses gets foreclosed on, compared with 859 nationwide. This week a small delegation from Occupy Homes MN led by Rose McGee - spokesperson for a failed Minnesota Homeowner Bill of Rights who has been fighting eviction from her home for over a year - delivered a letter to Fannie Mae asking them, once again, for a "fair deal" and a "reasonable offer," which you'd think would be fair and reasonable, but. To celebrate her and hundreds of others' ongoing fights, Minnesota activist and hip hop artist Brother Ali - who persistently fights stereotypes along with foreclosures - released a new video "Work Everyday," featuring Jackson Browne, Tom Morello, and residents fighting for their homes. It's cool.

"Guess I'll go down to the county (welfare office) even though they treat you like you shot somebody just 'cause you need a little help." - from "Work Everyday."

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