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Announcement :: DNC
Preparing For The BSF & DNC
22 Jul 2004
The Boston Social Forum and DNC protests are just about here!
A message from the Boston Area Liberation Medics (BALM):

Hello activist friends,

The Boston Social Forum and DNC protests are just about here! Along with all the excitement and celebration, there's a lot of stress involved in organizing and participating in these events. So.... what can we do for ourselves, and for each other, to make this work more fun, more supportive, more sustainable? And what can we do NOW to prepare for the next week, so we can be as calm, focused and happy as we want to be?

In my case, I think I will have about a gallon of chocolate Silk (delicious chocolate soy milk) hidden away, I'll have some friends who I can call if I am feeling lost, stressed or overwhelmed, and I will have the support of the activists with me in Boston.

So, what makes you happy? What helps you feel centered, focused, grounded, or whatever you call it for yourself? What can you look forward to at the end of the day, that would help you get through whatever happens? What can you do now to make sure you have all this goodness? And don't forget the medics. We don't just patch up cuts and scrapes -- we can also provide emotional support, and suggestions for how to deal with stress. So, come on over to the Wellness Center in the Convergence Space to drink some de-stress tea, or head over to the first aid tent we'll have on the Common, for some fun and games.

And think about what else will help you have a great week.

Take care all, Eowyn, street medic with the DNC Medical Organizing Committee

Boston Area Liberation Medics (BALM) Squad: http://www.bostoncoop.net/balm/

---------------------------------------------- email contact: nodnc04 (at) hush.com ---------------------------------------------- on the web: http://blackteasociety.org ---------------------------------------------- email announcement list: http://lists.riseup.net/www/info/dnc2004 ---------------------------------------------- donate to the convergence: http://blackteasociety.org/donate.php ----------------------------------------------
See also:
http://www.bostoncoop.net/balm/
http://blackteasociety.org

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DNC's [In]Security
22 Jul 2004
Photoessay on the DNC's lack of security:

http://cryptome.org/dnc-insec.htm
http://cryptome.org/dnc-dauphine.htm

More pictures of Boston DNC preparations, the "Free Speech Zone", can be found here:

http://parkerpettus.com/fleet/index.html
Re: Preparing For The BSF & DNC
23 Jul 2004
You know the barriers for the "free speech zone" look as if they'll be somewhat easy to tear down. Not unlike the wall of shame at the quebec ftaa summit.