Heroes fighting for single-payer, arrested.

  1. Photo Essay: Heroes Fighting for Single Payer Arrested in Philly For Civil Disobedience

    All across America, protesters are ramping up the fight for real, solid healthcare reform-- single payer-- by protesting and engaging in civil disobedience. Over 100 have been arrested in the past weeks. I witnessed and documented the protest and arrest of 13 demostrators at the Philadelphia Blue Cross Blue Shield headquarters in center city Philly.
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  3. by   SilentMind
    Silly hippies....

    Why do people think taking a dozen boring pictures with a crappy digital camera is suddenly going to make us interested in their cause?
  4. by   GCTMT
    I didn't see any hippies. I saw a group of regular folks coming together for a cause (health care reform) that many people do care about.
  5. by   SilentMind
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    I didn't see any hippies. I saw a group of regular folks coming together for a cause (health care reform) that many people do care about.
    Look guys, we got out publicity!

  6. by   GCTMT
    ^.. Thanks for posting that pic. There goes a proud woman fighting for a just cause.

  7. by   herring_RN
    11 arrested at pelosi's office, for guaranteed healthcare

    the struggle for guaranteed healthcare moved today to rep. nancy pelosi’s district office, as 11 healthcare advocates were arrested for protesting the leadership's decision to bar votes on single-payer amendments to the house bill. these protests, led by labor unions and seniors, followed up similar sit-ins over the past few days in the offices of reps. henry waxman and george miller.

    as has been reported elsewhere, house leadership pulled the "kucinich amendment" from the current version of the bill.
    the upshot of this is that states who want to implement single-payer systems—-such as california—will be barred from doing so. it’s one more gift to the cruel insurance corporations, dressed up with the bow of reform.



  8. by   herring_RN
    protesters arrested in pelosi's office
    san francisco -- federal police on tuesday arrested 12 supporters of a single-payer health care system who entered house speaker nancy pelosi's san francisco offices and refused to leave until they talked to the congresswoman.
    police arrested them for creating a disturbance on federal property nearly three hours after they entered pelosi's offices.
    pelosi was not in the office and did not talk to them by telephone....


    read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/04/mn6i1aeplp.dtl&type=health#ixzz0vunl3ulb