Friday, September 30, 2011

Street Medic Training Being Offered at the 6th Annual Mountain Justice Fall Summit

Street Medic Training Being Offered at the 6th Annual Mountain Justice Fall Summit

Coal River Mountain Watch and Radical Action for Mountain People's Survival (RAMPS) Campaign will be hosting the Mountain Justice Fall Summit. The Fall Summit will take place October 28-30 in Raleigh County, West Virginia As part of that summit, the Katuah Medics are planning a 20 hour street medic training. Training will begin Thursday night and continue through Sunday morning. Topics included are first aid/wound care, how to do an effective eye flush, and discussions on police weapons and tactics. Although further training is recommend, people with all levels (including no training at all!) are invited to attend. We also encourage folks who can't participate in the entire training to come out and support the training by volunteering as patients. We ask a $5-25 donation to cover the cost of materials and trainers, with no one being turned away due to lack of funds.

For more information about the summit and medic training, please check out the event webpage.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Katuah Medics arrested at NC DreamTeam

Two Katuah Medics, Noah Morris and Bryan Garcia, were arrested alongside students and organizers of North Carolina DreamTeam during an immigration rally on September 6, 2011. The two medics were not arrested for any wrong doing, but by their mere presence at the scene. The charges against the medics, disorderly conduct and impeding traffic, are baseless and a vain attempt to discourage further participation in future fights for social justice.

These two medics vow to fight the charges in solidarity with 15 other students and supporters. Show your solidarity by supporting the fight that's being taken to the courts.