Alan Berkman

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See Alan speaking about political prisoners in the U.S. at the 1998 Jericho Movement march.

Alan's commitment to The Hippocratic Oath caused him problems early on. The sections:

• To practice and prescribe to the best of my ability for the good of my patients, and to try to avoid harming them, and,
• To keep the good of the patient as the highest priority.

compelled him to treat wounded fugitives that would surely face ill treatment if reported and treated by legal authorities. This article in the 1985 New York Times highlights this:

NEW YORK DOCTOR HELD AS FUGITIVE IN BRINK'S CASE
By SELWYN RAAB (The New York Times); Metropolitan Desk
May 25, 1985, Saturday
A New York City physician, on the run for two years since his indictment for treating suspects in the Brink's robbery and killings in Rockland County, has been arrested, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced yesterday. The doctor, Alan Berkman, who is 39 years old, was apprehended Thursday night.


Alan was himself a political prisoner. Here is is with members of his case, the Resistance Conspiracy. The Resistance Conspiracy case (1988-1990) was a Federal Judicial trial in the United States, in which six people were charged with the 1983 U.S. Senate building bombing to protest the illegal and violent U.S. invasion, occupation and removal of the elected government of Grenada. The Resistance Conspiracy 6 also engaged in related property destruction of military supporters for the apartheid government in South Africa, among others. In all his actions Alan was extremely careful to (1) engage solely in property damage and (2) never harmed so much as a peice of hair of any person.


In photo from left to right: Marilyn Jean Buck, Linda Sue Evans, Timothy Blunk, Laura Whitehorn, Susan Rosenberg, Alan Berkman.



Alan sharing a lighter moment with fellow Conspiracy Case member Tim Blunk (left)