Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Minnesota Coalition For A People's Bailout Forum Was, Well, Not That Good...
Last night at the Urban League, the Minnesota Coalition for a People's Bailout gave a presentation on the foreclosure crisis and their civil disobedience tactics. There were about 20 people present, tops, including speakers. The video above, featuring Hawthorne Housing Director Jeff Skrenes, was really more of a counter point to many of the opinions and facts presented at the forum.
However, by dumb luck...
This video has the best audio, so it's going to be the one to represent the event. If you want to see the rest, check them out on my YouTube profile, "johnnyhoffa." However, they all have bad audio. Unless you are intensely interested in the Minnesota Coalition For A People's Bailout, I wouldn't recommend wasting your time.
Video 1, click here.
Video 2, click here.
Video 3, click here.
Video 4, click here.
Ah, yes, in regards to the event...
There weren't many people at the gathering due to rain, and a sporting event, and, well...the forum just wasn't that popular. Natalie Johnson Lee was the moderator...and in the course of being the moderator at the Urban League (a non-profit) she just happened to mention that she was running for city council in the Fifth Ward. Kenya McKnight showed up, too.
Al Flowers was present, with that lights-are-on-but-nobody-home elderly stoner look on his face, but (incredibly) he didn't go into a tirade at the forum or even ask any questions. Word from one source is that Al Flowers tries to "behave himself" around Natalie who is "his queen bee."
Of course, the next day we heard word of yet another frivolous Al Flowers lawsuit, click here.
And so it goes.
Both myself and Jeff Skrenes did manage to get one pressing point across during the forum: the Hawthorne Neighborhood Council doesn't welcome any high-drama radical housing takeover in our neighborhood. In fact, the HNC has passed a resolution to that effect.
These tactics have, so far, failed to roll back even one foreclosure. We are interested in tactics that work, not drama. Minnesota Coalition For A People's Bailout, STAY OUT OF HAWTHORNE.