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Comments on: The Accidental Medic: A Short Narrative From The NATO Protests http://occupiedstories.com/the-accidental-medic-a-short-narrative-from-the-nato-protests.html Read & contribute first-person stories from movements around the world Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:09:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.15 By: The Accidental Medic: A Short Narrative From The NATO Protests | Occupied Chicago Tribune http://occupiedstories.com/the-accidental-medic-a-short-narrative-from-the-nato-protests.html#comment-10831 Wed, 23 May 2012 21:07:36 +0000 http://occupiedstories.com/?p=2595#comment-10831 […] published at Occupied Stories as part of a collection of first-person accounts from […]

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By: Teresa Roberts http://occupiedstories.com/the-accidental-medic-a-short-narrative-from-the-nato-protests.html#comment-10821 Wed, 23 May 2012 15:35:43 +0000 http://occupiedstories.com/?p=2595#comment-10821 Thank you for telling your story Kelly. It is so powerful! You and Matt are both heroes, and so is your Mom who posted her support and pride. This is why the government is so afraid. Because parents today will not abandon their children to sanctioned brutality like parents did in the late 60’s. I hope some Chicago City Counciil Members will stand up as NYC ones have done and sue their own cops.
According to 2004 stats issues by the National Safety Council, we were 8 times more likely to killed by a cop than by a terrorist. I wonder what those stats are in 2012.
Here in Portland one of our members is now permanently disabled and wheelchair-bound thanks to Portland Police brutally attacking him while signing for the deaf during camp eviction. He too was denied medical attention and standard of care, forced to stand despite a broken back, and left lying on a cold sidewalk until someone talked police into letting an Occupy Medic attend him.
A protest blues band, The Patchwork Family, was born of this tragedy, as were the Nightingales (Medic support group).
The more they beat us, the stronger we become.
As Ghandi noted and we quoted so often early in this movement, “First they laugh at us, then they fight us, then we win.
We are all Oakland. We are all Chicago.
SOLIDARITY and GRATITUDE,
A grandmother

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By: kathy hayes http://occupiedstories.com/the-accidental-medic-a-short-narrative-from-the-nato-protests.html#comment-10811 Wed, 23 May 2012 04:26:23 +0000 http://occupiedstories.com/?p=2595#comment-10811 I am so proud to be your mom Kelly! If you had not been there those people might have died in that alley. Your courage and endurance are a inspiration to not only myself but many others as well. I am sure that Matt and everyone you helped that night are glad YOU were standing alongside them.

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