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Occupy Chicago, Mental Health Movement Stage Sit-In At Mayor's House, Demand Health Care Not Warfare!

Posted 1 year ago on May 19, 2012, 10:45 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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Occupiers sit in the road in front of Mayor Emmanuel's house

Update, 4pm Eastern / 3pm Central: Successful action at Rahm's house is ending; no arrests or major conflicts. Lots of photos added below! Next action is at 3:30 at Jackson and Lasalle in solidarity with the #NATO3. #BeerNotBombs

As of 3pm Eastern / 2pm Central, Occupiers and the Mental Health Movement have taken the streets at Rockwell & Montrose and are on their way to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel's home. The MHM is occupying mental health clinics slated for closure due to the city's austerity programs. Today, thousands of protesters are marching in solidarity against the clinic closures, chanting, ¨They say cut back, we say fight back!¨ and ¨Fight fight fight, health care is a human right!¨ Rahm Emmanuel is being targeted because his government is closing half the mental health clinics in Chicago while spending millions on hosting the NATO war-makers conference.

Follow on Twitter: @OccupyChicago, @MHMChicago, @Codepink, #noNATO, #saveourclinics

Background on today's action:

The Mental Health Movement is calling on all NATO protesters to occupy the public clinics being closed by Mayor 1% Emanuel. On May 19, NATO demonstrators will take the fight to #SaveOurClinics to the Mayor's doorstep.

At 10am, masses of demonstrators will gather at the Irving Park Brown Line stop, where they will be given hospital gowns with "Healthcare Not Warfare," and, "Clinics Not NATO," written on them. They will go door to door, asking Rahm's neighbors where they can find mental health care, since they Mayor has closed the clinics that serve our communities.

At 12pm, the Mental Health Movement and supporters will converge on Horner Park at Irving and California, and will then march on Rahm Emanuel's house at 4228 N Hermitage.

The Mental Health Movement call to occupy the clinics during NATO has been echoed by Occupy Wall Street.

Mental Health Movement Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/saveourclinics

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Members of the Mental Health Movement speaking to media

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Riot police in front of the Mayor´s house

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During a march, protesters take a break in the middle of Berteau and Lincoln Streets

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[-] 2 points by 99oneofus99 (20) 1 year ago

Seems that warfare creates more jobs than healthcare.

[-] 1 points by ChristopherABrown (550) from Santa Barbara, CA 1 year ago

The only consistently effective mental health care is one that treats the unconscious mind because it is 86% of our mental capacity.

The 9th circuit court violated law to make secret revisions to local court rules to assure I did not get a new magistrate and judge in 2006. The same old magistrate colluded with Santa Barbara county in their evasion of state laws dictating the experimental treatments are to be developed in conjuction with the public WHEN a there will be a loss of life without the treatment.

Accordingly, nearly all mental health care in this nation is basically babysitting, or caretaking for dysfunctional people who suffer unconscious disorders.

Here is proof of MAJOR violations of constitutional rights BY JUDGES in order to stop effective mental health care.

http://algoxy.com/law

One guess why.

[-] 1 points by 99oneofus99 (20) 1 year ago

OWS and others finally protesting a politician?

They're slowly learning. Maybe next time they can go to city, like DC, that actually matters and can do something.

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