Matt Browner Hamlin
Matt Browner-Hamlin is a blogger & political strategist based in Washington, DC. He has written about US politics since 2004. He's worked on presidential and Senate campaigns, in the labor movement and the Tibetan independence movement. He is the founder of OccupyOurHomes.org and currently spends much of his time fighting Wall Street banks. Matt on Google+, and his .

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Occupy Wall Street offshoot to buy-back consumer debt, then forgive it

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Occupy Wall Street offshoot “Strike Debt” will buy-back consumer debt for cheap, then forgive it.
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Spreading Wal-Mart strikes have huge potential for workers nationwide

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Wal-Mart represents 2.3% of the US GDP, and has massive power in our political and economic space.
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NY files lawsuit against JP Morgan Chase for securities fraud

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While this is good, it’s a “civil” suit. Bankers are still not being held “criminally” accountable for their actions.
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Dan Malloy just isn’t that into Michelle Rhee

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Anti-union activist Michelle Rhee’s Wash Post op-ed claims support from a Dem. Governor who has distanced himself from her.

Teachers are underpaid in Chicago and US overall

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A lot of the contrived outrage around the Chicago Teachers Union strike is around the critics’ false belief that the teachers are overpaid and greedy. You’ve probably heard ...

Principal reductions on underwater homes may soon be taxed

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David Dayen has a story at Salon that is genuinely must-read. He’s flagging the fact that for the last three years, there has been a federal law which excludes principal reductions ...

Unions demand Change.org worker rights policy

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Yesterday Ryan Grim broke a story in HuffPost Hill that a number of labor unions, including “AFT, the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, CWA, IBEW and the Steelworkers,” had written a letter ...

Another liberal tech company doing work for conservatives

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Updated belowNationBuilder is an online campaigning tool kit, providing clients with the ability to do online advocacy, email supporters, raise money and integrate social media. NationBuilder ...

Change.org and union-busting

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By now I assume you’ve seen that Change.org has dropped its two union-busting clients. This is the right move and I’m glad to see it. John’s post this morning does ...
BREAKING: Victory for Minneapolis mom over Citibank’s foreclosure effort

BREAKING: Victory for Minneapolis mom over Citibank’s foreclosure effort

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John wrote the other day about Nick Espinosa’s mom.  She was behind on her mortgage, finally was able to get the money together, but Citibank said “no” – ...
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