Saturday, December 8, 2012

Mountain Justice Stands with Sandy Survivors

Katuah Allies,

Spend December 27th - January 2nd in Rockaway with survivors of Sandy!  We will be working on community homes, the YANA Center, and much needed campaign support housing.  Those with interest & experience will also be provided the forum to train local individuals on construction, pluming, or electrical skills.

Learn about the plans for the Restore YANA project here:

Logistical Details:

Dates & Times:
Arrive by 5pm December 27th, Leaving anytime on January 2nd

Those without contacts in NYC will be allowed to camp on the beach (we are hearty mountain folks, after all!) with their personal gear.  

Any skill level welcome (including hard working beginners) in: 
Construction, pluming, electrical, mold remediation, tiling, and those willing to get their hands dirty.  Medics, childcare, and kitchen support is also welcome from organizers of the YANA Center.  A list of helpful tools to bring will be sent out by December 20th.

While there are some support kitchens in Rockaway, those who register with Jo will be provided a lay-of-the-land one week prior to our arrival.  This is due to how quickly things are changing on the ground in NYC.

Welcome in 2013 celebrating community resiliency and solidarity with your radical  family!

E-mail Jo @ to register & find out more information ASAP.

Friday, August 3, 2012

BREAKING UPDATE: Half the Hobet 20 Offered Plea Deals; Nine Accept

10 of the Hobet 20 are now out of jail on bond or after plea deal. The deal included $500 fine each so legal funds still very needed.

Investigation into beating of activist demanded.

  News article on beating

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Hobet strip mine shut down!

Some of us are back in the NC mountains from West Va where we were part of shutting down the BIGGEST MTR MINE IN APPALACHIA!!

Much has happened post-action with unconstitutionally high bails set on 20 people, a reported beating in the jail and a giant upsurge in the public debate around strip mining in West Va. Use the RAMPS website for best source of updates and to lend support through legal fund, letter writing to prisoners, petition on the ludicrous bail, etc.
RAMPS updates

Katuah Medics are still currently on the ground in West Va to aid in prisoner visitation, support on release and support to campaigners working off this huge action through sleepless nights and much harassment. To directly bolster us in this work, use our donation button on this blog and email us at riseup address also in righthand side bar.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hey Medics!

Please forgive the delay, but we're busy working on a few projects over here in the southeast. As of this writing, we're deep in the hills of West Virginia preparing for a mass mobilization. Tis the season...

The listserv for DNC medic organizing is up and running. To get added, please send an email to:

It might take a few days for us to add you, as we have limited internet at the moment.

See you in the streets!

The Katuah Medics

Friday, July 20, 2012

Call for medics in West Virginia!

From July 25th -August 1st RAMPS campaign will be holding a mountain mobilization ( in southern West Virginia. The mobilization will begin with an action camp on Wednesday July 25th, preparing folks to take direct action to halt strip mining production in the following days.

Medics (ideally with backcountry/WFR skills) are needed to staff a wellness space during camp and to be on the ground during the action.

email for more info

Friday, July 13, 2012

4 spots still open for the street medic training next weekend (July 20-22) near Asheville.

It's filling fast, so register here today!

Street medics, or action medics, are volunteers with varying degrees of medical training who attend protests and demonstrations to provide medical care such as first aid, and work within communities to promote health and wellness. This 20 hour trainings will run Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday. The trainings will cover basic first aid and trauma response, and prepare trainees to medic at demonstrations as well as within their own communities. After completing the training, you will be qualified to run as a marked medic at demonstrations. You must be able to attend the full training - this is a condensed course, so partial attendances are not permitted.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Backcountry Skills Track July 13-15 Western North Carolina

In an effort to better prepare folks for backcountry medical support,
Katuah Medics are taking to the hills of Western North Carolina the
weekend of July 13-15. This skills track will take the medic skills you
already have and supplement them with basic backcountry skills such as:

compass, map, and navigation
establishing shelters
backcountry hygiene
backcountry food and water
minimizing your footprint

This is a skill share, so folks with all levels of experience are
invited to bring their talents and share them with others.

Email katuahmedics4u (at) riseup (dot) net by July 8th for more information (location, gear list, etc...) and to RSVP.