US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC :
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
Comment on this article | View comments | Email this article | Printer-friendly version
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:

---------------------------------------------- email contact: nodnc04 (at) ---------------------------------------------- on the web: ---------------------------------------------- email announcement list: ---------------------------------------------- donate to the convergence: ----------------------------------------------
See also:

This work is in the public domain
Add a quick comment
Your name Your email


Text Format
Anti-spam Enter the following number into the box:
To add more detailed comments, or to upload files, see the full comment form.


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

More pictures of Boston DNC preparations, the "Free Speech Zone", can be found here:
Re: Preparing For The BSF & DNC
22 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.