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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:43 PM
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"Tonight Vigils accross America for Scott Olsen"
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 04:47 PM by lunatica
http://www.occupytogether.org /

This morning Occupy Oakland and Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) put out a call for occupations across America and around the world to hold solidarity vigils for Scott Olsen, a former Marine and two time Iraq War veteran. Olsen sustained a skull fracture after being shot in the head on October 25 with a police projectile while peacefully participating in an Occupy Oakland march.

Occupy Oakland and IVAW an organization that Scott Olsen is a member of are organizing the Oakland vigil. It will be held today, Thursday, October 27, 7:00pm PST, during the General Assembly of Occupy Oakland at 14th St. and Broadway.

They are also calling on other occupations that are part of the 99% movement to take time to vigil for Scott this evening. Some occupations will take a few moments during their General Assembly to hold Scott in their thoughts, to honor his commitment to social justice, and to hope for his strong recovery.

More at the link...

Please keep this kicked
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:46 PM
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1. IVAW says his condition is upgraded to fair but will need surgery.
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 04:46 PM by EFerrari
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:48 PM
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2. His chances look better
It's a relief. I hope he'll recover fully.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:11 PM
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7. He'll be fine mostly
Thank goodness for medical care.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:59 PM
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3. kick
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:02 PM
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4. I'm organizing a vigil in Santa Monica at BofA on 4th St. for this
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 05:03 PM by coalition_unwilling
evening at 7 p.m. Hope any SoCal DUers can attend:

http://www.meetup.com/occupytogether/Santa-Monica-CA /

Emphatic K&R
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:09 PM
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5. I pray he heals fast...
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girl_interrupted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:11 PM
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6. K&R!
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Lebam in LA Donating Member (717 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:14 PM
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8. K&R!!!
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MindandSoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:57 PM
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9. I think that vigile is great! But. . .on a more "down to earth" side. . .
Who is going to pay for Scott Olsen's medical care?

Is he insured? Or are the police going to pay for his expenses in the hospital and surgery?

If not. . .I think we need to start a fund raising drive!
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:59 PM
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10. He's a veteran so doesn't he have veterans' benefits?
Not sure if that will cover what he needs, and if it doesn't, I'm sure people will be happy to donate to a fund for him. I know I would be.
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MindandSoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 04:50 PM
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17. Me too. I think in some way we need to know if he needs help.
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justiceischeap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:44 PM
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12. I'm sure the civil suit that will be filed against the city of Oakland
will take care of his medical costs.

No one can say for sure just how much extra damage that flash bang that was thrown right next to him did.
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MindandSoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 04:49 PM
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16. So, you think that the hospital and doctors will "wait" until a civil suit is settled to be paid?
What is that going to do to Scott. . . being pursued by creditors for non-payment of his medical bills, no matter if a civil suit can (eventually) be won.

Credit reports don't "wait!"
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:42 PM
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11. K&R!
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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:25 PM
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13. K&R
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:31 PM
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14. Here's a link to a FB page regarding tonight's vigil
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:43 PM
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15. kick
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