Occupy Wins Home For Vet, Fights for Home in North Minneapolis

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Occupy Activist Ben Egerman

Occupy Activist Ben Egerman is arrested outside US Bank. Click photo to watch video of story.

Occupy Activist Ben Egerman is arrested outside US Bank. Click photo to watch video of story.

The Occupy Homes movement is celebrating ex-Marine Bobby Hull’s successfully renegotiated mortgage in South Minneapolis after defending his house for three months and gaining national media attention along the way.

But after Monday’s celebration they were back on Tuesday in North Minneapolis, rallying to keep Monique White from being evicted from her home.

White, a single African-American mother working two jobs, has a court date on Friday and faces an imminent eviction.

Activist Ben Egerman was arrested during Tuesday’s protest outside U.S. Bank in North Minneapolis. Occupy Homes has planned protests throughout this week.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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