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Woodlawn Clinic Occupation Press Coverage

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Closure Of Chicago Mental Health Clinics Looms

NPR - ‎Apr 27, 2012‎
by Cheryl Corley By the end of the month, Chicago plans to shut down six of its 12 public mental health clinics. It's a decision that's brought clinic barricades, arrests and a 24-7 vigil by protesters who hope to keep the clinics open.

Anti-NATO Protesters Join Movement To Reopen Mental Health Clinics

CBS2 Chicago - ‎11 hours ago‎
Anti-NATO protesters are camped out at the shuttered Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic. (Credit: CBS) CHICAGO (CBS) — With just two days to go before the NATO Summit begins, protesters are joining forces with the Mental Health Movement in their support to ...
 

Protesters camp outside shuttered Woodlawn Clinic

ABC7Chicago.com - ‎10 hours ago‎
May 18, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Occupy Chicago protesters were camping outside a closed mental health clinic on the South Side Friday morning. Demonstrators were camping in a lot across from the mental health clinic, demanding that it reopen.

NATO Protesters Camp Out in Woodlawn

NBC Chicago - ‎7 hours ago‎
By Lauren Petty and Alexandra Clark The Mental Health Movement occupying the space across from a Woodlawn Clinic offers protesters a place to stay during the NATO Summit. At least two dozen NATO demonstrators are waking up after spending a night under ...
 
Center Square Journal - ‎May 16, 2012‎ 
On Saturday, May 19, the Mental Health Movement, which has been protesting Mayor Emanuel's decision to shutter half of the city's mental health clinics, is calling on its NATO sisters and brethren to join the cause and bring the fight to the mayor's...

Mental Health Advocates Decry Chicago Clinic Closings (VIDEO)
Progress Illinois - ‎Apr 30, 2012‎ 
Mental health advocates intensified their opposition today to the city's plan to close six of 12 mental health clinics by occupying the lobby outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office – even as the city confirmed that they would go forward today with the ...

Mental Health Advocates Turned Away From Emanuel's Office (VIDEO) 
Progress Illinois - ‎Apr 30, 2012‎ 
Police arrested several mental health advocates who tried to enter the office of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel this afternoon to discuss the city closing down four mental health clinics today. Protesters spent five hours boisterously chanting outside ...

Mental Health Protesters Draw More Arrests

NBC Chicago (blog) - ‎Apr 30, 2012‎
About 45 demonstrators gathered at City Hall to protest the closure of a number of mental health facilities in Chicago, and five of them were arrested for breaching a barrier. The protesters want to keep intact about 12 mental health facilities in the ...

 

Mental Health Advocates Make Last Push To Save Clinics

Progress Illinois - ‎Apr 30, 2012‎
The Mental Health Movement, a coalition of advocates and mental health patients, are occupying the lobby of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office to protest the city's plan to close four mental health clinics today as part of the Department of Public ...

What's up this week: Is Monday D-Day for Woodlawn clinic?; busy week Downstate

ChicagoNow (blog) - ‎Apr 29, 2012‎
By Nick Moroni, April 29, 2012 at 3:27 pm On Monday the city is supposed to finish consolidating 12 mental health clinics into six. But uncertainty looms. Last Thursday, Mark Cassello, a Huffington Post contributor, reported that Mayor Rahm Emanuel's ...

Chicago Mental Health Cuts Protest Visited By Nobel Summit Reps (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post - ‎Apr 24, 2012
Ingeborg Breines, co-director of the Nobel Prize-winning International Peace Bureau, and Shan Cretin, chair of the Nobel Prize-winning American Friends Service Committee, stopped by the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic at 63rd Street and Woodlawn Avenue ...

 

Emanuel: Mental health clinic closures mean more patients served

Chicago Sun-Times - ‎Apr 24, 2012‎
Al Podgorski~Chicago Sun-Times Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday he's giving free CTA passes to patients served by Chicago's shuttered mental health clinics to ease the burden of a consolidation that will force them to travel farther to get the service ...
 

Emanuel event interrupted by mental health activists

ABC7Chicago.com - ‎Apr 22, 2012‎
April 22, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Activists upset over cuts to mental health clinics interrupted Mayor Rahm Emanuel at an event Sunday. The mayor was actually leaving the event at the time. Emanuel's security detail and police kept the protesters at a ...
 

Protesters Heckle Rahm During Earth Day Event

NBC Chicago (blog) - ‎Apr 23, 2012‎
Last month, they crashed Chicago's 175th birthday celebration at the Chicago History Museum. As the mayor stood beside a colorful birthday cake and the Chicago Children's Choir, protesters yelled about mental health facility closings making it harder ... 

 

Woodlawn Mental Health Center Protests: 10 Arrested As Police Break Up Another ...

Huffington Post - ‎Apr 24, 2012‎
The city plans to close the Woodlawn clinic and three other clinics by the end of the month. Two facilities have already been closed as part of a consolidation plan, included in the budget penned by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and approved unanimously by the ...

 

Protestors Arrested at Woodlawn Clinic

MyFox Chicago - ‎Apr 24, 2012‎
Chicago - More protesters were arrested in front of the Woodlawn Mental Health clinic Monday night. Police arrested about a dozen protesters. The city is closing six mental health facilities in a cost cutting measure. Patients, health care workers, ...

 

10 arrested outside Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic

WGN Radio - ‎Apr 24, 2012‎
Chicago police dismantled tents and arrested 10 people camped out on a vacant lot outside the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic to protest the shuttering of city clinics. Those arrested late Monday night said they were members of the Mental Health Movement ...

 

Police arrest 10 protesters outside clinic

Chicago Sun-Times - ‎Apr 24, 2012‎
Ten people were arrested outside the South Side Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic Monday night after camping out to protest the closing of the clinic. Police said 10 people were arrested about 11 pm for misdemeanor criminal trespass outside the clinic at ...

 

Protesters Arrested Outside Of Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic

Progress Illinois - ‎Apr 24, 2012‎
Ten mental health advocates were arrested last night outside the Woodlawn clinic and their tent city was taken down by police as they camped out in protest of the closing of six facilities. Two city mental health clinics have already been shuttered and ...

 

Rev. Jesse Jackson Lends Support To Mental Health Movement

Progress Illinois - ‎Apr 23, 2012‎
Jesse Jackson will be among what the Mental Health Movement coalition bills as "dozens of religious leaders" that will speak at 3 pm today outside a soon to be closed mental health clinic in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood. The coalition has spent more ...

 

The Wild Unadulterated Joy of Revolt

truthout - ‎Apr 22, 2012‎
For more than a week, a coalition of Chicago activists including patients and staff from the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic, representatives from the Mental Health Movement, STOP Chicago, and Occupy Chicago have been protesting the closure of six mental ...

 

Woodlawn Mental Health Center Protests: 10 Arrested As Police Break Up Another ...

Huffington Post - ‎Apr 24, 2012‎
The city plans to close the Woodlawn clinic and three other clinics by the end of the month. Two facilities have already been closed as part of a consolidation plan, included in the budget penned by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and approved unanimously by the ...
 

Woodlawn Mental Health Center Protests Continue

Chicagoist - ‎Apr 24, 2012‎
Police once again moved in on another encampment made in front of the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic to clear it, arresting 10 more people last night. Supporters and several religious leaders gathered in the vacant lot across from the clinic in the ...

 

Protestors Arrested at Woodlawn Clinic

MyFox Chicago - ‎Apr 24, 2012‎
Chicago - More protesters were arrested in front of the Woodlawn Mental Health clinic Monday night. Police arrested about a dozen protesters. The city is closing six mental health facilities in a cost cutting measure. Patients, health care workers, ...
 

10 Arrested Protesting Planned Closure of Chicago Mental Health Clinics

Democracy Now - ‎Apr 24, 2012‎
Chicago police arrested 10 people Monday night calling for the city to keep open several mental health clinics. The arrests occurred outside the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic, which is scheduled to close on April 30. The original content of this ...

 

10 arrested outside Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic

Chicago Tribune - ‎Apr 23, 2012‎
Chicago police dismantled tents and arrested 10 people camped out on a vacant lot outside the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic to protest the shuttering of city clinics. Those arrested late Monday night said they were members of the Mental Health Movement ...

 

10 arrested outside Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic

Morris Daily Herald - 1 day ago
The Woodlawn clinic is scheduled to close April 30. Nearly two weeks ago, 23 people were arrestedfor barricading themselves inside the outpatient clinic.

Woodlawn Mental Health Center Protest Continues, Could Next Head ...

Huffington Post - Apr 17, 2012
Protesters fighting to keep a mental health clinic on Chicago's South Side open threatened early Tuesday to bring their battle to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's ...

Woodlawn Mental Health Center Protest: 23 Arrested After Barricading ...

Huffington Post - ‎Apr 13, 2012‎
As Chicago prepares to shutter six of the city's 12 mental health clinics, clients, providers and advocates barricaded themselves in the threatened Woodlawn Mental Health Center to protest the closures Thursday evening. They vowed late Friday to return ...

23 arrested protesting planned closure of Woodlawn Mental Health Center

Chicago Tribune - ‎Apr 13, 2012‎
Police arrested about two dozen people who barricaded themselves inside the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic on the city's South Side to protest its planned closing. Of the 23 arrested, 12 were expected to be charged and 11 were released without charges, ...

Politics in Woodlawn: Occupation of the Mental Health Clinic

Gapers Block - ‎Apr 12, 2012‎
In order to cut the budget, Mayor Emanuel moved to consolidate twelve mental health clinics into six, and privatize the city's six public health clinics. The closure of the Woodlawn facility means consumers of these services will be forced to travel ...

Dozens Arrested in Attempt to Save Public Mental Health Clinics in Chicago

Huffington Post - ‎Apr 13, 2012‎
Those who owe their lives to the Woodlawn Adult Health Center have a difficult time believing the city would shutter it. David, a long-time mental health care consumer stated, "It's not real. How can they do that? This clinic has served thousands in ...

23 protesters arrested after barricading themselves in clinic

Chicago Sun-Times - ‎Apr 13, 2012‎
Twenty three protesters were arrested at the Woodlawn Adult Health Clinic, 6337 S. Woodlawn early today. Patients and advocates occupying the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic, protested outside the occupied clinic that faces city foreclosure, Friday, ...

23 Arrested in Woodlawn Mental Health Center Protest

NBC Chicago - ‎Apr 13, 2012‎
By Lisa Balde and Michelle Relerford Police arrested 23 Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic patients, workers and supporters who barricaded themselves Thursday behind steel gates and cement inside the facility. At a Friday news conference they continued ...

23 Arrested In Protest To Save Mental Health Clinic

CBS Local - ‎Apr 13, 2012‎
Protesters demand that the City of Chicago keep the Woodlawn Adult Health Center for mental health services open. (Credit: CBS) CHICAGO (CBS) — About two dozen people were arrested early Friday during a protest at a mental health clinic in the South ...

Protesters Stage Sit-In Of Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic

Chicagoist - ‎Apr 13, 2012‎
Last night dozens of people locked themselves inside the Woodlawn Mental Health clinic to protest its closure. The clinic, located on the city's south side, is one of six planned to be shut down due to budget cuts. Around 4 pm, protesters, ...

Protests Against Mental Health Clinic Closings Intensify (VIDEO)

Progress Illinois - ‎Apr 13, 2012‎
Police arrested 23 protesters at the Woodlawn clinic at 1 am, and activists and mental health patients said at a press conference today outside the Woodlawn clinic that there might be more confrontations. “I went to jail last night, but I don't care ...

Chicago Officers Arrest 23 Protesting Clinic Closing

Officer.com - ‎Apr 14, 2012‎
The activists had locked themselves inside the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic at 6337 S. Woodlawn Ave. Twelve of the protesters were charged with criminal trespassing while 10 were released without charges, police said. As of late Friday afternoon, ...

Headlines for Friday, April 13, 2012

Free Speech Radio News - ‎Apr 13, 2012‎
As of Friday afternoon, twelve people remained in custody and 11 had been released after police cleared an occupation of the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic on Chicago's South Side. The Woodlawn clinic, located in a largely low-income, African American ...

Save Our Clinics: Chicago Activists Occupy to Save Mental Health Services

truthout - ‎Apr 13, 2012‎
Occupy Chicago activists link arms to form a human chain outside the occupied Woodlawn Clinic on the night of Thursday, April 12 2012. (Photo: Marcus Demery / Flickr)In the latest of a series of small but powerful overnight occupations, activists in ...

Protesters set up camp overnight outside Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic

WGN Radio - ‎Apr 15, 2012‎
Protesting the closing of a South Side mental health clinic, patients, advocates and staff held a rally that continued through Saturday night. Demonstrators took shelter in about 10 tents that remained outside the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic despite ...

23 arrested protesting planned closure of clinic

WGN Radio - ‎Apr 13, 2012‎
Chicago police arrest 23 people during a sit-in protest at a South Side mental health clinic that's scheduled to be closed at the end of the month. The protestors entered the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic before it closed 5 pm Thursday, demanding that ...

23 arrested in mental health facility protest

ABC7Chicago.com - ‎Apr 13, 2012‎
"I'm pushing, I'm trying to try to keep this here clinic open," said mental health consumer Linda Hatcher. "We need it open. I need some help." Hatcher was among the 23 people who barricaded themselves inside the city's Woodlawn clinic Thursday ...

Mental Health Movement Occupation Leads To Arrests, Protesters Vow More Actions

Progress Illinois - ‎Apr 13, 2012‎
In protest of the planned closings of six Chicago mental health care clinics, advocates and community residents occupied the Woodlawn clinic on the city's South Side. Though 23 were arrested yesterday, protesters say they aren't done.

Scores Arrested Protesting Closure of Chicago Health Clinics

Democracy Now - ‎Apr 13, 2012‎
Nearly two dozen people have been arrested protesting the pending closure of a mental health clinic in Chicago. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered the closure of Woodlawn Mental Health Center and five other clinics in a bid to slash public spending ...

mental health clinic closures...

Democratic Underground - ‎Apr 12, 2012‎
By Beth Buczynski Members of Occupy Wall Street are reporting that dozens of people who use Chicago's mental health clinics along with other advocates have barricaded themselves into the Woodlawn Clinic at 6337 S. Woodlawn, one of 6 clinics facing ...

Occupiers protest Mayor Emanuel's medical budget cuts

Press TV - ‎Apr 12, 2012‎
At least 20 mental health clinic clients are now occupying a clinic in Woodlawn, Chicago, protesting Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's cuts to clinics according to Occupy Nashville News Live stream video. Patients and doctors have barricaded themselves in a ...


 

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