Activist’s Guide to First Aid

The Medical working group of the Graduate Center General Assembly has identified a helpful guide to first aid information for activists, prepared by health care workers in Portland, Oregon after the 1999 World Trade Organization protests. The guide contains the following information:

  • Preparations:
    • What to Bring
    • What to Wear
    • What Not to Do
  • Medication in Jail
  • Medical Conditions You May See
  • Complicating Conditions
  • Psychiatric Conditions
  • Pepper Spray and Tear Gas
  • Aftercare:
    • Chemical Weapons Aftercare
    • Emotional Aftercare
    • Injury Aftercare

The guide can be downloaded at