Community Rallies Support for Chicago Organizer Dennis Dixon
06 Aug 2009 02:08 GMT
Dennis Dixon, longtime Chicago activist and political organizer, was assaulted on the Chicago Transit Authority on June 27, and has been hospitalized with serious injuries, including a fractured skull, brain swelling, crushed eye socket and sub-dural hematoma. Dixon has undergone physical and cognitive therapies, but his health situation has grown increasingly complicated, which have encompassed breathing difficulties and even required surgery.
The community of Chicago political activists who know Dixon have worked to help him out, setting up a website of support, an online donation form, a Facebook group, and organizing fundraiser events for Dixon, who is unemployed and has no health insurance. Activists have also highlighted the vagaries and cruelties of the American "health care" system documenting how Dixon has been treated.
Chicago Indymedia coverage: Activist Dennis Dixon Brutally Beaten, Hospitalized, Needs Community Support | Dennis Dixon Blog Up and Running — Funds Desperately Needed
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