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SAFE newsletter on homeless, TPP, neoliberalism

HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT! Standing Against Foreclosure & Eviction NEWSLETTER February 5th, 2016 Updates THE 2016 ONE NIGHT COUNT found an increase of 19% Everyone’s talking about our State of Emergency on Homelessness yet our problem keeps growing. Here are the results from the January 29th One Night Count. “At least 4,505 men, women, and children were without shelter during the three […]

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Friday actions for SAFE: protest and press conference

Protest and Press Conference This action is protesting the auction of Marquette Bowman’s family home. This home was left to her by her father who was a victim of a predatory reverse mortgage. We are coupling this protest with a a press conference announcing Barton victory in court over RCO and Quality Loan Services! A […]

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King County Sheriff’s Department Arrest Jean Barton and Her Son, Drag Disabled Veteran Byron Barton to The Hospital

Two weeks ago, SAFE activists held a press conference where they asked the question, “Who runs this town?” Today, Sheriff Urquhart, stepping up to the role of corporate goon, answered the question definitively; property developers do. Thanks to a hastily-obtained search warrant, a mother and her son have been handcuffed, stuffed into a cop car, […]

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Judge Upholds SPD’s Discretion in Not Arresting Bartons While They Challenge the Legality of Fraudulent Foreclosure

Today, a King County judge ruled that SPD acted properly in not interfering in Jean and Byron Bartons’ civil land dispute regarding their home in West Seattle. The judge has now put the ball in King County’s court, giving Triangle Properties the option to seek a writ against the Sheriff’s department to carry out an […]

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Victory at the Barton's blockade!

  Thanks to the fighting spirit of Jean and Byron Barton, last week SAFE members were able to stop their eviction from taking place. The blockade lasted 5 days, and ended in a final push to City Hall to demand justice for the Bartons. Thanks to the Seattle Mayor’s office, the Bartons are now safely in their home […]

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Bartons Win a Battle, but the Fight Continues!

Lot’s of action at the Barton House yesterday. Here’s a brief recap: Yesterday morning at 7:30am, Sheriff’s deputies descended onto the Barton house. They had locksmiths with them, who immediately began changing locks as the deputies entered to speak with the Bartons. They broke down the back gate to the back yard, and came in three […]

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SAFE newsletter

6:30PM, Tuesday May 20th: SAFE’s weekly meeting with SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER PAUL BODEN. Food will be served. Paul Boden is the Executive Director of WRAP (Westland Regional Advocacy Project) and he travels the country speaking and educating others on the issues of homelessness and social justice. Please join us to welcome Paul Boden to Seattle and […]

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SAFE actions and events

6:30PM, Tuesday April 22nd – SAFE’s weekly meeting. Food will be served. Where: The SAFE House, Bethany UCC, 6230 Beacon Ave S (corner of Graham St), Seattle WA 98108 map   4:30PM-6PM, Friday April 18th – Protest Bank of America in Columbia City. This will be SAFE’s fifteenth action at this location and this week will be a […]

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Upcoming SAFE Actions

—WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED— Dear SAFE Supporter – 6:30PM, Tuesday December 17th – SAFE’s last weekly meeting of the year. Food will be served! WE WILL NOT BE MEETING ON Tuesday December 24th or 31st. Where: The SAFE House, Bethany UCC, 6230 Beacon Ave S (corner of Graham St), Seattle WA 98108 UPCOMING ACTIONS: […]