What will it take to bring housing justice to Our MPLS? Occupy Homes organizer Antoine Martineau shares the Occupy Homes MN strategy of direct action and continued political engagement to confront the foreclosure crisis that has devastated communities of color and working class communities in Minneapolis and nationwide. Occupy Homes’ fight for housing justice is based in the international recognition that a safe, secure place to live is a human right for all, not a privilege for some. Before going to the polls on November 5, find out where the candidates stand on housing issues in our communities and who will work with us to create good housing policy that recognizes and respects our human rights. And as Antoine reminds us, even as we push elected officials to grant us our human rights, we can take a lesson from Occupy Homes with our own direct action.
— Jake Virden