[Hpn] Announcement: MindFreedom Fast Blog: Hunger Strike 4 Human Rights in MH

Morgan W. Brown norsehorse@hotmail.com
Thu, 17 Jul 2003 22:13:35 -0400

Announcement: MindFreedom Fast Blog

Announcing the creation of the MindFreedom Fast Blog: 

MindFreedom Fast Blog is solely dedicated to the MindFreedom - Support 
Coalition International members Fast for Freedom in Mental Health, along 
with their allies and supporters.

This Blog was created to help in efforts toward journalizing, as well as 
assisting in publicizing, the MindFreedom Hunger Strike for Human Rights in 
the Mental Health System; both before and during this initiative, on as much 
of an ongoing and regular basis online as time, energy, online access and 
information allows.

While the initial concept behind the blog was for it to be a team blog, 
blogged by some of those more directly participating: at this time Morgan W. 
Brown (aka Norsehorse) will be gathering information from various sources 
and posting it here as frequently as news is available and forthcoming.

Of course other items about the hunger strike posted and found online 
elsewhere, including any news articles that are archived for a long enough 
period to provide a live link, will be mentioned in posts and linked to when 
and if any of these items are come across.


MindFreedom: Support Coalition International Official Website: 

MindFreedom Hunger Strike Official Webpage: 



As Posted on MindFreedom Fast Blog
Wednesday, July 16, 2003:

Introductory Post

One Month Countdown Begins to Hunger Strike
for Human Rights in the Mental Health System

A call to "take the initiative" and support the strike

One month from today, on Saturday, 16 August 2003, a hunger strike begins to 
protest human rights violations in the mental health system. A building in 
the Los Angeles area of California has been rented for the hunger strike. 
The one month countdown begins now.


We Need Your Help

Become Part of this Historic Effort


To Volunteer your help, contact the Support Coalition International (SCI) 
office in Eugene, Oregon, *and* contact Mickey Weinberg, in Pasadena, 
California either by e-mail at Mickey37@earthlink.net or by phone at (626) 


The above text portions are adapted
(i.e., slightly modified or edited)
excerpts drawn from a
forwarded e-mail received from:

David Oaks, Executive Director
Support Coalition International

A beautiful mind is a terrible thing
to label, forcibly drug and electroshock.

MindFreedom is a project of Support Coalition International(SCI), a 
Non-Governmental Organization with Consultative Roster Status in the United 
Nations. SCI is a non-profit that unites 100 sponsor groups to win human 
rights and alternatives in mental health.

Location and Mailing Address:

Support Coalition International
454 Willamette, Suite 216
POB 11284
Eugene OR

Website: http://www.mindfreedom.org/

E-mail: office@mindfreedom.org

Fax: (541) 345-3737

Phone: (541) 345-9106

Toll Free in USA: 1-877-MAD-PRIDE


Please visit the MindFreedom Fast Blog  
http://mindfreedom-fast.crimsonblog.com  to find out more, including why it 
matters and how you and others can help in this human rights struggle and 


Have questions about blogs and blogging?
To get some answers, check out:

Things Blog
Blog Things: http://blogs_fyi.blogspot.com/

In addition, if you have not yet (or recently) visited it, make sure to 
check out the following resource (links) page:

Alternative Mental Health Links: http://nht_amhl1.blogspot.com/

In Support of Human Rights in Mental Health,

Morgan <norsehorse@hotmail.com>
Morgan W. Brown
Montpelier Vermont USA
Norsehorse's Home Turf: http://nht.blogspot.com

Note: Please feel free to circulate this entire (above) e-mail, as is, both 
widely and broadly. -- MWB

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