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Announcement :: DNC
Medic Call To Action For The DNC
07 May 2004
The Democratic National Convention is coming to Boston July 26 - 29 and it looks like it will be a pretty intense event. Lots of groups in Boston are organizing marches, protests and direct action. Lots of direct action (see http://www.blackteasociety.org/). So we will need medics!!
Come play, learn, and support protestors at the DNC in Boston this summer!!

The Democratic National Convention is coming to Boston July 26 - 29 and it looks like it will be a pretty intense event. Lots of groups in Boston are organizing marches, protests and direct action. Lots of direct action (see http://www.blackteasociety.org/). So we will need medics!! For general medic organizing, see the new listserv – dncmedical@lists.riseup.net. For occasional announcements, you can join dncmedical-announce@lists.riseup.net.

We are working on finding a good wellness center space, and hope to have it be a true wellness center, offering massage and other body work, western herbal therapies, and more. We have a dream of setting up a space where activists can get basic, preventive care and care for illnesses or problems NOT related to the protests, as well those that are protest-related. And we want to create an open and supportive medic community in which we learn and play together, as well as provide care.

Join us! It will be fun!

And the DNC to RNC march will be leaving from here - another great chance to do good medic work. See http://www.dnc2rnc.org/info on the Boston Social Forum, July 23-25. See http://www.bostonsocialforum.org/ for
more info.

We'd like to know who is planning to come to Boston and whether you'd like to be involved in organizing before the protests. We especially need folks to help with getting everything together in the weeks before the demonstrations. The BALM Squad is shrinking this summer, because of folks moving away or traveling for the summer, so we would be thrilled to have more folks on the ground working on DNC medical organizing.

If you can't come to Boston but would like to provide aftercare in your community, please send us information about what you can provide. We’ll try to get that to folks before the leave for home.

Please contact the BALM Squad at bostonmedics@riseup.net or call 1-857-891-1666 (a cell phone). If you'd rather talk on a land line or send the info in another format, just send an email to the address above and someone will get in touch with you. Please let us know:

- your contact info
- when you plan to be in the Boston area
- how you can help and what kind(s) of care you can provide
- any ideas you have about medic planning for the DNC protests

We are working on medic-specific housing, but if you want to plan ahead, housing and rides to and from Boston can be arranged through the Bl(A)ck Tea Society Web site. They have set up a ride and housing board through their forums (at http://www.blackteasociety.org/forums), and there is a section for medic-only housing on the board.

Please feel free to pass this info on to anyone you know who may be interested.

And, in case you are wondering, why protest the DNC? The Republicans are so much more evil.... see the article “Why
bother to protest the DNC?” at http://blackteasociety.org/calls/why_bother.html

la lucha sigue,
Pam and Eowyn for the BALM Squad


http://www.bostoncoop.net/balm/
See also:
http://www.blackteasociety.org
http://www.bostoncoop.net/balm/

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