Healthcare for the 99%: Demonstrations

NYC’s “Healthcare for the 99%” Working Group of Occupy Wall Street
List of Events & Media Coverage
Many Thanks to Dr. Steve Auerbach who prepared this list.

 See also at:

http://owshealthcare.wordpress.com 
http://pnhpnymetro.blogspot.com/p/press.html   

October 5, 2011: Healthcare contingents at OWS rally at Foley Square and march to Zuccotti:

October 8: Healthcare Teach-in/Speak-out at large OWS rally at Washington Square Park:

 During this period different preexisting groups combine forces & organize under the “Healthcare for the 99%” 

 

October 15: Healthcare Teach-in/Speak-out at Washington Square rally & march to Times Square:

 

October 21: March on Verizon in solidarity with Communication Workers of America & OWS:  

 

October 23: Healthcare Teach-In / Speak-Out as the major event of the day of OWS in Zuccotti Park:

 

October 26: Rally & March Against the Health Insurance Industry and for Single Payer:

November 5: Teach-In with Vermont Workers’ Center

 November 13: “99 doctors, nurses, and students give flu shots to the 99%” at OWS Zuccotti Park

 November 17: Participate in worldwide N17 Event

 November 21: Defending our Social Contract

 December 1: Join with NY State Nursing Association & other unions, March for Jobs & Economic Fairness

 

December 4: Health Access Rally & March for Health Professions Students, organized by AMSA

 December 17: Participated at large general OWS event at Duarte Park

 

December 20: Participate in NNU’s event “Healthcare not Hedge Funds” at Cerebus Headquarters

 

Dec 24: Christmas eve caroling and sleep-out at St. Vincent’s

 Jan 11, 2012: People’s Power Breakfast and Speak-Out to Fix Healthcare in Brooklyn

 January 16: PNHP & Healthcare for the 99% at OWS Martin Luther King Day Jr., rally in Union Square

 January 16: Healthcare for the 99% at Martin Luther King Day, Jr., rally at St. Vincent’s Hospital

NYC’s “Healthcare for the 99%” Working Group of Occupy Wall Street

List of Events & Media Coverage

 

See also at:

http://owshealthcare.wordpress.com

http://pnhpnymetro.blogspot.com/p/press.html

 

 

October 5, 2011: Healthcare contingents at OWS rally at Foley Square and march to Zuccotti:

Separate groups from PNHP/HCN and Montefiore Social Medicine both show up independently of each other.

Democracy Now: http://www.democracynow.org/2011/10/6/we_are_the_99_voices_from

Steve Auerbach blog: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/10/05/1023232/-Video:-Single-Payer-(-me)-at-OccupyWallStreet-today

Zach Rosner photo’s: https://plus.google.com/photos/110307751036419143040/albums/5660314287515590161

Social Medicine: http://www.socialmedicine.org/2011/10/10/health-activism/doctors-for-the-99-physicians-participate-at-the-wall-street-occupation/

 

October 8: Healthcare Teach-in/Speak-out at large OWS rally at Washington Square Park:

Over 1,000 protesters moved from Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan to Washington Square Park.

ABC: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/video?id=8384494 (healthcare at 1:30 with interview with our Dr. Dan O’Connell)

 

 

During this period different preexisting groups combine forces & organize under the “Healthcare for the 99%”

 

 

October 15: Healthcare Teach-in/Speak-out at Washington Square rally & march to Times Square:

Our first announcement: http://owshealthcare.wordpress.com/2011/10/15/this-weekend/

Our first report: http://owshealthcare.wordpress.com/2011/10/16/doctors-for-the-99-at-yesterdays-march/

Great video at our Facebook site: http://www.facebook.com/groups/232031503518810/#!/photo.php?v=989922600012

Another video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlTI3tNAjPc

Another video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW4eWTuJGH4

Steve Auerbach blog: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/10/15/1026820/-Video-Pics:-My-8-yr-old-joins-Health-Care-For-All-at-Occupy-Wall-Street-today

Social Medicine: http://www.socialmedicine.org/2011/10/16/health-activism/doctors-for-the-99-out-in-force-on-october-15th/

 

 

October 21: March on Verizon in solidarity with Communication Workers of America & OWS:

We marched as our Healthcare contingent in their action. Healthcare benefits are a major issue for the Union.

Our announcement: http://owshealthcare.wordpress.com/2011/10/20/upcoming-events/

 

 

October 23: Healthcare Teach-In / Speak-Out as the major event of the day of OWS in Zuccotti Park:

Local cable news show NY1 coverage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZQFn6A6D-0

NY 1: http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/149489/occupy-wall-street-protesters-rally-for-health-care-reform/

Our YouTube clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8ahUARDrXU&list=PLFF1E85BA05390188&index=14&feature=plpp_video

AP photos distributed nationwide: http://topics.dallasnews.com/photo/02la148aH1gfr?q=health

CBS News: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/10/23/medical-professionals-protest-corporate-greed-at-occupy-wall-street/

 

 

October 26: Rally & March Against the Health Insurance Industry and for Single Payer:

This was the major rally of OWS that week, and it was organized by our healthcare working group with a health focus.

Over 3 blocks long at peak and over 1,000 people altogether. Our group’s biggest event to date.

Lot of prep work by lots of folks over several weeks with OWS/NYCGA & other working groups, Direct Action, etc.

Started at Zuccotti park, march to WellPoint (among the largest of the for-profit insurance companies; bought out former non-profit NY state’s  “Empire” Blue Cross/Blue Shield); then on to WellCare (corrupt company involved in for-profit managed Medicare and Medicaid) and finally the site of closed St. Vincent’s hospital (example of mission oriented community hospital  forced into bankruptcy and converted to luxury condominiums by broken healthcare financing system and corrupted political system).

Our announcement: http://owshealthcare.wordpress.com/2011/10/20/wednesday-october-26th-get-wall-street-out-of-healthcare/

Long piece on Countdown w/Keith Olbermann: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQbRxHrdYpM&list=PLFF1E85BA05390188

CNN: http://articles.cnn.com/2011-10-26/us/us_occupy-wall-steet_1_protesters-oakland-police-veterans-group/2?_s=PM:US

NY1: http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/149649/west-coast–occupy–clash-sparks-nyc-march–ends-in-at-least-10-arrests

ABC: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=8404745

Forbes: http://specials.forbes.com/photo/04Sc4zEgFj684

NPR: http://topics.npr.org/photo/001egff4Iz8kp

WPIX: http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-wall-street-protesters-clash,0,6540232.story

Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/AP3c6928d8f0f44544a98a589b8408a1bf.html

Countdown with Keith Olbermann clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfDdnoeFwfY&t=35s

Next Left Notes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Lflu8mvsDA&feature=related

Our video from beginning & end: http://owshealthcare.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/speakout-against-the-heath-insurance-industry-102611/

 

 

November 5: Teach-In with Vermont Workers’ Center

Attended by 60 people to learn about the Vermont “Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign” that was a major grassroots effort part of getting single-payer-like. Health reform passed in Vermont. How did they do it?

Announcement: http://owshealthcare.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/sat-nov-5-4-6pm-vermont-workers-center-teach-in-ows/

Video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=829F1T0DU9A&list=PLFF1E85BA05390188

 

 

November 13: “99 doctors, nurses, and students give flu shots to the 99%” at OWS Zuccotti Park

Again, lot of planning with NNU, NYSNA, PNHP, RPSM, and Street Medics and good media coverage:
Fox: http://www.pnhp.org/news/2011/november/ows-receives-flu-shots-from-doctors-and-nurses

AOL http://www.aol.com/video/flu-shots-at-zuccotti/517202281/

Fox: http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/ows-receives-aid-from-doctors-and-nurses-20111113

Fox: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB-wA6f80Uk

AP published widely, e.g.: http://online.wsj.com/article/AP3c6928d8f0f44544a98a589b8408a1bf.html

San Diego Union Tribune: http://www.utsandiego.com/photos/2011/nov/13/484849/

Rolling Stone http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/photos/threat-assessment-november-14th-18th-20111114/0968596

Newsday: http://www.newsday.com/news/new-york/flu-shots-given-at-zuccotti-park-1.3319074

 

 

November 17: Participate in worldwide N17 Event

Participated as contingent at large general OWS N17 event, starting at Foley Square& march over Brooklyn Bridge

Announcement: http://owshealthcare.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/n17-mass-direct-action-schedule-with-healthcare-events/

Blog: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/18/1037810/-Healthcare-for-the-99-at-OWS-November-17-Day-Of-Action

Our video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbzskYvXYtc&list=PLFF1E85BA05390188

Video clips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2InGvkI-ess&context=C3774123ADOEgsToPDskLfBsGly18O9rzOkDIjqPlf

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150372515630318&set=o.232031503518810&type=3&theater

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJoHO65Zwc0

 

 

November 21: Defending our Social Contract

Announcement: http://owshealthcare.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/defending-our-social-contract/

 

 

December 1: Join with NY State Nursing Association & other unions, March for Jobs & Economic Fairness

Announcement: http://owshealthcare.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/march-for-jobs-and-economic-fairness/

 

 

December 4: Health Access Rally & March for Health Professions Students, organized by AMSA

Well attended rally and march, featuring drop-in appearance by Rev. Jesse Jackson.  Part of American Medical Students Association (AMSA) activism to get health professions students involved in Occupy movement nationwide.

Our Announcement: http://owshealthcare.wordpress.com/2011/12/02/student-health-professions-march/

AMSA’s announcement: http://action.amsa.org/owsrally  & http://action.amsa.org/owsandamsa

Our report: http://owshealthcare.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/rev-jesse-jackson-attends-healthcare-for-the-99-meeting/

Local online media report: http://ny-popculture-politics.blogspot.com/2011/12/jesse-jackson-ows-healthcare-99.html

Our video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY0XTpVExog

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaTrhxe1iZ0

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvcqvNQXEug

 

 

December 17: Participated at large general OWS event at Duarte Park

Our video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kamm4QgH7XY&list=PLFF1E85BA05390188

 

 

December 20: Participate in NNU’s event “Healthcare not Hedge Funds” at Cerebus Headquarters

Our announcement: http://owshealthcare.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/tues-dec-20th-join-nurses-vs-wall-street/

NY Times: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/20/nurses-accuse-equity-firm-of-cutting-patient-care/

Boston Herald: http://bostonherald.com/business/healthcare/view.bg?articleid=1390087&position=0

Our video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oolPkjmgFrw

Our video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2XG2dAlIAY

 

 

Dec 24: Christmas eve caroling and sleep-out at St. Vincent’s

Our announcement: http://owshealthcare.wordpress.com/2011/12/23/stop-the-pottersville-of-new-york-city/

Blog report: http://no-third-term.blogspot.com/2011/12/st-vincents-christmas-caroling-video.html

Blog report: http://no-third-term.blogspot.com/2011/12/st-vincents-hanukah-protest.html

 

 

Jan 11, 2012: People’s Power Breakfast and Speak-Out to Fix Healthcare in Brooklyn

The “People’s” answer to a $75-a-plate power-elite’s breakfast, where health industry and Wall Street insiders were guests of Crain’s NY (the local business publication whose readers are the 1%) to talk about how to “Solve Brooklyn’s Hospital Crisis”.

Announcement: http://owshealthcare.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/peoples-power-breakfast-and-speak-out-to-fix-healthcare-in-brooklyn/

WBAI radio: http://archive.wbai.org/files/mp3/wbai_120123_190053bbridges.mp3 (Segment in show on our event begins at 39:22 with union representatives; our Dr. Bill Jordan @ 50:08 & Dr. Steve Auerbach @ 53:35)

NY1 TV: http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/153978/union-health-care-workers-blast-plans-to-close-brooklyn-hospitals

Our video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GncRe4mTupA

 

 

January 16: PNHP & Healthcare for the 99% at OWS Martin Luther King Day Jr., rally in Union Square

Our video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odf3bp-5y2c&hd=1&list=PLFF1E85BA05390188

Another picture: http://ny-mobile-news.tumblr.com/post/15954422454

 

 

January 16: Healthcare for the 99% at Martin Luther King Day, Jr., rally at St. Vincent’s Hospital

Online media: http://ny-mobile-news.tumblr.com/post/15981970321/svh-martin-luther-king-vigil-becomes-medical-emergency

Blog report: http://ny-popculture-politics.blogspot.com/2012/01/rudin-family-economic-injustice.html

Blog report: http://ny-popculture-politics.blogspot.com/2012/01/vigil-becomes-medical-crisis.html

Blog report: http://ny-popculture-politics.blogspot.com/2012/01/rudin-mlk-day-st-vincents-protest.html

 


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