In Chicopee, a Win

Activists prevented a low-income woman from being evicted from her home by a multi-million dollar bank. They held a rally May 4 at an auction outside the home in Chicopee, Massachusetts, which is between Springfield and Holyoke. Because of the rally, no one bought the home from the bank. “That makes it much easier to fight an eviction,” Rose Webster-Smith told the Valley Post. Webster-Smith works for the group that organized the rally. The group has a web site at

It has had several other victories. An article, with a photo, about another one of these victories is at:

The same group organized a march and rally in 2011 in Springfield that was attended by hundreds of people. At that rally, 15 people were arrested for non-violent civil disobedience at Bank of America. Photos are at:


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