Articles are indexed by date.
Two protest groups took over the streets of Minneapolis following Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman's decision not to charge two Minneapolis police officers in the November shooting death of Jamar Clark. Some started marching from Elliott Park, others from the 4th Precinct in north Minneapolis.
Among the crowd: volunteer medics from the Northstar Health Collective
News report of the Occupy Wall Street protests: "A teacher’s assistant from Brooklyn spent several minutes on her knees, gasping and choking as a medic administered a mixture of water and Maalox to counter the effects of the spray."
Bahrain sentences medics to 20 medics to 15 years in prison each, for the "crime" of treating protesters
Two street medics targeted for arrest at NC DreamTeam immigration rally September 6.
Two articles about street medics in the Egyptian Revolution. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/8290609/Egypt-protests-Hospitals-and-morgues-collect-the-fallen.html
Article about the harassment of a street medic at an immigrant's rigthts protest in Phoenix Az http://tucsoncitizen.com/three-sonorans/tag/arizona-capitol/
Interview with Rosehip Medic Collective of Portland, OR: http://medic.wikia.com/wiki/Interview_with_Rosehip_Medic_Collective_%28Portland,_OR%29
Anarchistic and self-trained, are street medics the future of first aid?
Article about an Anti-Nazi action in Phoenix. Amusingly refers to Street Medics as "Medical Officials". http://www.statepress.com/2010/11/14/police-protesters-clash-during-neo-nazi-demonstration/
Adaptations Ruth E. Berggren, M.D., New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 354:1550-1551, April 13, 2006.
In Full text, see paragraph 4: "...three street medics broke through the barricades..."
The Street Samaritans Tim Shorrock, Mother Jones magazine, March/April 2006
Initial photo is street medic on bicycle in front of the emergency clinic after Katrina.
Meet the BALM Squad Eoin O'Carroll, Alternet, Aug. 2004
This article focuses on the Boston-based BALM Squad and its role in organizing medical support for the 2004 DNC protests.
Dangerous Medicine: For street medics tending to FTAA protesters, neutrality was no match for brutality Forrest Norman, Miami New Times, Dec. 4 2003
Article describes police attack on street medic clinic in Miami.
Korean Farmer & Advocate Takes his Own Life Andrew Kennis, Guadalajara Centro de Medios Independientes, 11 Sep 2003
See pic of soccorista (street medic) and Korean farmers carrying Mr. Lee halfway down the page.
"Not again": Eyewitness Joe Smith writes about the shooting of Tom Hurndall Joe Smith, The Electronic Intifada, 12 April 2003
First pic is of street medic with Tom, calling (on cell phone and to crowd) for a car to be used as an ambulance.
Israeli bulldozer driver murders American peace activist. Nigel Parry and Arjan El Fassed, The Electronic Intifada, 16 March 2003.
See pics of street medic holding Rachel's head and immobilizing her cervical spine halfway down the page.
"Medic!" Michael Blanding, The Boston Phoenix, Feb. 20, 2003
News article about street medics, focused on DC anti-war march.
Death in Genoa "Me," UK Indymedia, Aug 6 2001
First pic is medic who called for further care taking Carlo's caryotid pulse.
The Street Medics Matt Bivens, the Nation
General article about street medics.
Further reading Edit
- Medical Committee for Human Rights - Short description of MCHR, the 1960s-era parent organization to the street medics. This page includes a facsimile of the 9 page orientation manual issued to volunteers in 1966.
- Frank, A et al (1969-01-30). "Medical problems of civil disorders. Organization of a volunteer group of health professionals to provide medical services in a riot." New England Journal of Medicine 280(5):247-53
- Schneider, Edward L. & the Metropolitan Washington Chapter of the Medical Committee for Human Rights (1971-07). "The Organization and Delivery of Medical Care During the Mass Anti-War Demonstration at the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. on May 9, 1970." American Journal of Public Health 61(7):1434-1442
- Hayman CR & Berkeley MJ (1971-10). "Health care for war demonstrators in Washington, April-May, 1971. A comparison with the riot and "Resurrection City" of 1968." The Medical Annals of the District of Colombia 40(10):633-7
- Organizers Manual Collective (1971). The Organizer's Manual. Bantam Books
- International Liberation School (1972). Beat the heat: a radical survival handbook, pp. 6, 188, 231. Ramparts Press. ISBN 0-8786-7025-4
- Rosenfield, David A, et al (1974). "Supplying Health Care to Nondelegates During 1972 National Political Conventions." Public Health Reports 89(4):365-371
- Source, inc (1974). Organizing for health care: a tool for change. Beacon Press. ISBN 0-8070-2179-2
- Compton, Jim (2000-08-07). "Dr. Ron Rosen Interview." WTO Accountability Review Committee
- Compton, Jim (2000-08-08). "Pavlos Stavropolous Interview." WTO Accountability Review Committee
- Szego, Rachel (2001). "Toward Compassion: Reflections on NYC, An EMT/Action Medic Returning from Mass Destruction." Maximum rocknroll, Issue 223
- Marquis, Sean (2001) "Tens of thousands march against G8 in Italy: Activist fatally shot by police; dozens assaulted in raid on media center." Asheville Global Report, No. 132
- Bivens, Matt. "The Street Medics", The Nation. Posted on BALM website.
- Ontarion, Paula Bialski (2002-01-09). "Taking it to the streets: Volunteer medics take over where the health care system leaves off." The Manitoban
- (2002-05-30) "Street Medic Sentenced to 6 Months in Jail for Working at a Protest." Democracy Now!
- Ritter, Dominique (2002-09-19). "Masks on: A study by a street medic suggests long-term effects of tear gas," Montreal Mirror.
- Dominick, Brian (Winter 2002) "Toward an Anti-Capitalist Globe: We Know Why, the Question Is How?," ("Contusions" - final section of paper). New Politics, vol. 8, no. 4
- Notes from Nowhere (2003). We are everywhere: the irresistible rise of global anticapitalism, pp. 374-375, 513. Verso. ISBN 1-8598-4447-2
- Norman, Forrest (2003-12-04). "Dangerous Medicine", Miami New Times online
- "Meet the BALM Squad"
- Shorrock, Tim (2006-03). "The Street Samaritans", Mother Jones Magazine
- DeRose, Jason (2005-09-23). "Anarchists Providing Medical Aid in New Orleans", National Public Radio (Day-to-Day)
- Stern, Rachel Judith (March 2007) "Street medics, their history, and their philosophy" (pp 61-65), "Anarchism and street medics" (pp 65-68), "Street medicine/ anarchism as conditions for alternative discourse" (pp 68-69) in "This is Solidarity," Not Biomedicine: The Common Ground Health Clinic and Discursive Intervention in Racial and Ethnic Health Inequalities. BA Thesis: Harvard College
- (2008-01-22) "Portland street "medic" talks about her profession when on duty at the Bush protest in Bellevue, Washington." Paramedic TV
- Sirr, Rebecca Trotzky (2008-09-08). Dissonant Democracy: Protest, Brutality and Healing at the RNC," ("Part Two: Health Care at the RNC," "Part Three: Brutality - Are We Safe?"). Toward Freedom
- Horne, Jed (2008). Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City, pp. 223-228. Random House. ISBN 0-8129-7650-9
- Fernandez, Luis A. (2008). Policing dissent: social control and the anti-globalization movement. Rutgers University Press. pp. 64-65. ISBN 0-8135-4215-4
- Price, Erin (2009-09-23). "Protestors demonstrate first-aid skills." Point Park News Service