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Press Roundup for International Human Rights Day Actions

First, thank you for organizing nearly 20 actions nationwide! This is incredible considering the challenges we face in fighting for a just, equitable health care system – Medicare for All!

Below is a press round up from leaders that have sent info our way. All press is significant, but special thanks to the NYC folks for aggressively pursuing press and getting the first print article and photo in the NY Times discussing Medicare for All and single-payer activism!

Please send any report backs about the action you organized. Also, thoughts about moving forward are welcomed.

Louisville, KY
Healthcare Protest Held Outside McConnell’s Office
http://www.wfpl.org/2009/12/10/healthcare-protest-held-outside-mcconnells-office/

Washington, DC
Getty Images
http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?contractUrl=2&assetType=image&family=editorial&phrase=alex%20wong#

Talk Radio New Service homepage as of Dec 10th.
(http://talkradionews.com/).
Link to video if it is not there when you see this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PISFjIQv0E&feature=player_embedded

Report back from Dr. Margaret Flowers
http://mobilizeforhealthcare.org/2009/12/11/bodies-delivered-to-senate-offices-for-human-rights-day/

Syracuse, NY
Syracuse News 10 Now:
http://news10now.com/cny-news-1013-content/top_stories/?ArID=490029

Syracuse.com:
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2009/12/demonstrators_call_for_single-.html

New York City, NY
On December 10, 2009, International Human Rights Day, nine single-payer healthcare supporters were arrested for blocking the entrance to Sen. Chuck Schumer’s office in New York City. Below is a list of press that covered the action.

New York Times (print & online)
http://prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/11/going-after-schumer/

New York Times (online, also in the International Herald Tribune, also linked to AARP.org and many other sites):
http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/10/medicare-for-50-somethings/?scp=6&sq=schumer&st=cse

Huffington Post (linked to memeorandum.com, gabbr.com, beltwayblips.com, wikio.com, many others):
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-huffhannon/health-care-street-heat-t_b_389013.html

NPR:
http://topics.npr.org/photo/0ftW3nZ8RTcXt?q=schumer

Daily News (2 separate items:)
http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2009/12/odds-and-ends-598.html (with link to Healthcare-NOW! website!)
http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Protests+and+Demonstrations/photos
(they have a section called Protests and Demonstrations and you just have to keep clicking until you see our two photos. The links won’t distinguish the individual photos.)

Democracy Now! (2 separate items):
http://www.democracynow.org/2009/12/11/headlines#10 (08:19 into show)
http://www.democracynow.org/2009/12/9/headlines#4

The Guardian:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/gallery/2009/dec/11/1?picture=356776863

GRITtv with Laura Flanders:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpZQy4vNARE&feature=related

Firedoglake.com:
http://seminal.firedoglake.com/diary/18448

Our own media: video by ACT UP member John Riley:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUlIiKKJG4I

Arrestee Dr. Laura Boylan’s statement:
http://pnhp.org/news/2009/december/dr-laura-boylan-demanding-medicare-for-all-arrested-at-schumer-protest

Yahoo News:
http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/House-of-Representatives-Health-care-White-House/photo//091210/photos_pl_afp/af66f4f4d16fa0eb4355259e6bc02774//s:/afp/20091210/pl_afp/financeuseconomypoliticscongress#photoViewer=/091210/photos_pl_afp/af66f4f4d16fa0eb4355259e6bc02774

Life Magazine:
http://www.life.com/image/94252852
http://www.life.com/image/94252582
http://www.life.com/image/94252712

Getty Images (from which all the other sites got their photos):
http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?contractUrl=2&language=en-US&family=editorial&p=schumer&assetType=image

Jezebel (linked to USAtoday.com, “Manhattan Story Page”):
http://jezebel.com/5424295/and-justice-for-all

The Epoch Times (in English, linked to Slibreaker.com, Allvoices.com, and others):
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/26342/

The Epoch Times (in Chinese, in print and online):
http://www.epochtimes.com/gb/9/12/11/n2751165.htm

Indymedia:
http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2009/12/108646.html

Corrente:
http://www.correntewire.com/single_payer_protest_schumers_ny_city_office

True News from Change NYC.org:
http://truenewsfromchangenyc.blogspot.com/

Road Runner–Manhattan News:
http://www.rr.com/news/topicdl/dlt/09c48AJfABccd/Manhattan

Democratic Underground.com:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=385×411840

Zimbo.com:
http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/GXGmczhomD1/Health+Care+Activists+Hold+Sit+Sen+Schumer/P7fSnsgXoq-

Current.com:
http://current.com/items/91662439_medicare-at-55-not-good-enough.htm?xid=RSSfeed

Daylife.com:
http://www.daylife.com/photo/07I48W90XVaef

Kmox.com (St. Louis)
http://www.kmox.com/pages/5866811.php?imageGalleryXRefId=1572865#imgXR

Milenio: (major Mexican daily newspaper)
http://impreso.milenio.com/node/8687004

Times of India (India):
http://iplextra.indiatimes.com/photo/07xYfamdvH2gS

LETA-FOTO (Latvian photo site):
http://www.leta.lv/foto_popup.php?pg=132914A1-7E5C-DD33-9BB0-5B331617C0FD&h=AFP

Treehugger.com
http://topics.treehugger.com/photo/04Dm2IQ4M67JX?q=activism+OR+activist+OR+%22take+action%22+OR+%22call+to+action%22+OR+%28protest+activism%29

Positive Universe:
http://www.positiveuniverse.com/Civil-Rights/Civil-Disobedience.html

Insurance Choices.info:
http://www.insurancechoices.info/index.php

Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMw1QIfR3-c

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