Antiforeclosure Movement

The antiforeclosure movement is a grassroots, neighborhood-based mobilization using multiple tactics of direct action to support people facing foreclosure or eviction and loss of their homes. Typically, participants of antiforeclosure movement physically blockade houses facing foreclosure to prevent residents from being evicted. The movement has grown in size and scope in various countries during the period of economic crisis in the second decade of the 21st century. It has been especially prominent in Spain and within post–Occupy Wall Street politics in the United States.

The antiforeclosure movement has emerged in response to the large numbers of people facing foreclosure on their homes during the period of broad economic crisis from the mid-2000s, particularly across the United States. Tens of thousands of homeowners, many of them of ...

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