'You've got to put your bodies upon the gears': protestors return to Sen. Lieberman's insurance ATM
"There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part; you can't even passively take part, and you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!
Kai was arrested at a sit-in in Senator Joe Lieberman's office calling upon him to publicly pledge that he will stop taking any money from insurance companies - money that those companies should be spending to pay for the care they deny to their members every day. Until Senator Lieberman takes this pledge, the American people cannot be certain that he is representing the people of Connecticut who need health care and not Aetna and the insurance companies that want to make huge profits. Kai has committed to remain in jail as long as he can until Senator Lieberman agrees to this pledge.
Six were arrested today in Senator Lieberman's office,
including a priest and Sam Pullen, who stayed in jail for five days in Los Angeles to honor the spirit of his mother, denied cancer treatment by an insurance company.
Support the heroes putting their bodies on the wheels, go to MobilizeForHealthCare.org, sign their petition to Lieberman, support their efforts financially, stop the systemic corruption of American health care for only those who can pay.