Posts tagged ‘NATO’

As NATO Meets in Chicago, Activists Condemn “Militarized Arm of the 1 Percent”

by , posted on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 11:45 am

from Democracy Now!

Legendary Chicago activists Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers talk about this week’s protests in Chicago, where NATO will hold its largest summit to date. Thousands of protesters from a diverse coalition of organizations including unions, antiwar groups, immigrant rights organizations and Occupy are expected to march in the streets. Chicago is preparing a massive security operation, with the Department of Homeland Security declaring the summit a “National Special Security Event.” Civil liberties advocates have warned it could provide the first public test of a new law that expands the ability of the Secret Service to suppress protests in or around certain restricted zones. “We think that NATO should be meeting in an underground bunker or on a remote island,” Dorhn says. “[Chicago] is being treated as really a practice military zone … [while] we don’t have money here for community mental health clinics, we don’t have money for public libraries or for schools, we don’t have money for public transportation… We want peace and not permanent wars abroad and military war games and [the] national security state at home.”

Part 2 of this report after the jump …



Reasons to protest the NATO Summit

by , posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at 11:15 am

NATO protest organizer Andy Thayer gives reasons to protest the NATO summit at Elgin Community College on April 12, 2012. The summit will be held in Chicago, May 20-21, 2012.


PDA IL-National Nurses United’s G8/NATO Rally-May 18th 2012, Chicago

by , posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

new video from PDA-IL

“Cindy Loudin of National Nurses United talks about the hugely anticipated nurse action that will happen this spring and asks for PDA-IL’s endorsement and attendance at their May 18th protest against the global 1% during the NATO summit in Chicago. Find out more at