If Your Neighbor Had Ebola

….you would beg the US government to nationalize the healthcare industry. Why wait until it’s too late?

 

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Care.

 

Why wait till the captains of industry make the same kind of obscene profits from Ebola that they made from the AIDS epidemic?Greed is a disease that can be stopped. Let’s make Ebola the cure.

 

NATIONALIZE THE US HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY, NOW.

 

Prevention is the best medicine, but there’s no profit in it. No one can quantify how many fewer people got sick because they were taught the basics of disease transmission or went to a stress reduction class or didn’t get pregnant. And it wouldn’t matter anyway. In America, the cash register doesn’t ring unless someone is sick or afraid of getting sick.

 

The best healthcare systems in the world are socialist systems. Our capitalist healthcare system is barely able to distribute flu vaccines—what would happen if we were to be hit by a major epidemic? More forms, more lines, more rationing, even less compassion?

 

If Your Neighbor Had Ebola

 

“Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no greater commandment than these” Mark 12:32

 

Now, when a truly excellent healthcare system would be gearing up to prevent the spread of an awful disease, the true leaders of our healthcare system are estimating how much they are going to make off of this little problem and trying to take our mind off the problem. My money says the media’s preoccupation with sexual violence is a diversion tactic meant to take our attention off of how very unready we are for an epidemic.

 

Even those already isolated in their shiny towers and gated communities must breathe air and drink water. In the global age, we all truly belong to the same tribe. Today’s epidemic is not transmitted by insects, but what about tomorrows? What guard or fence can stop a mosquito and what horror will the 1% unleash trying to stop it?

 

If Your Neighbor Had Ebola

 

Would you want a doctor in a hazmat suit to verify coverage before taking your sick brethren to the hospital, clinic, homeless shelter…or nowhere at all?

 

NATIONALIZE THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY.

 

Now, before it’s too late.

Uncle Bobby Puts Out the Call: STOP Police Terror & Mass Incarceration. OGP @ 1:00 PM Wednesday, Oct 22nd.

Watch the video as Uncle Bobby, Oscar Grant’s uncle, relives the murder of his nephew on the Fruitvale BART station, a set of community members pledges resistance and declares that “Black, Brown and All Lives Matter.” Uncle Bobby asks everyone to come to Oscar Grant Plaza at 1:00 PM on October 22nd, 2014, the National Day of Resistance against Police Terror, Mass Incarceration and the Criminalization of a Generation.

Uncle Bobby Puts Out the Call: STOP Police Terror & Mass Incarceration. OGP @ 1:00 PM Wednesday, Oct 22nd.

Watch the video as Uncle Bobby, Oscar Grant’s uncle, relives the murder of his nephew on the Fruitvale BART station, a set of community members pledges resistance and declares that “Black, Brown and All Lives Matter.” Uncle Bobby asks everyone to come to Oscar Grant Plaza at 1:00 PM on October 22nd, 2014, the National Day of Resistance against Police Terror, Mass Incarceration and the Criminalization of a Generation.

Bringing Flood Wall Street to Boston

(from act-ma)

As part of a beautiful group of folks who worked together at the Flood Wall Street event in NYC the day following the People’s Climate March, we are trying to facilitate a climate direct action network around boston. We have two events planned, with the aim is to bring together some of the different folks who have participated in past actions (XL Dissent, KXL pledge, Brayton Point, Salem, transcanada, pipelines) and who might want to participate in more. We are also trying to reach folks who may not have participated in direct action but who would like to (and there are many many non-arrestable roles and non-civil disobedience actions we could take). We all know we have tremendous power in Boston. We hope to work with others to create a culture of empowerment, where folks are empowered to step up, plan, and carry out empowering, effective, and principled actions. We believe in the power of decentralized but coordinated actions, so here’s to getting that going locally, and to seeing you all!

Sunday Oct. 19th, 1:00-3:30PM, MIT building 56 room 154. facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/510626222406808

Wed. Oct. 22 6:30-9:00 PM, Lucy Parsons Center, 358A Centre St., Boston. facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1554563841440012

Halloween Party @ Dewey Square

What’s October 31st? Halloween, of course! More specifically, it’s the third Halloween since a group of activists occupied Dewey Square, insisting that “Another World is Possible”.

Let’s have a Halloween party. Federal Reserve Plaza/Dewey Square, Friday Oct 31st, 3-5pm, or until otherwise evicted. Costumes and coordinated die-ins optional, willingness to stand up for the 99% required.