The Indictment of NATO Protesters on Terrorism Charges

By: Wednesday June 13, 2012 9:41 am

Three individuals who came to Chicago in May to protest at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit appeared in court yesterday during a two-minute hearing in Chicago, Illinois. They were indicted on terrorism-related charges by a grand jury and were the first people to be charged under an Illinois state terrorism law passed a [...]

Memorial Day & the Abuse, Corruption & Lies of War

By: Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00 pm

(update below) As author, columnist and war correspondent Chris Hedges wrote, war “gives [Americans] purpose, meaning, a reason for living. Only when we are in the midst of conflict does the shallowness and vapidness of our lives become apparent.” Mourning the loss of loved ones, honoring those who are deployed in an unending global war, and [...]

The Climate of Repression During the NATO Summit

By: Thursday May 24, 2012 3:17 pm

The consensus being formed by news media is that the Chicago Police Department (CPD) deserves high praise for how it handled the North-Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit, especially the protests. The word is that CPD Chief Garry McCarthy and the thousands of police officers he oversaw exercised great restraint including during the biggest protest against [...]

Post-NATO Summit Roundup: Police Brutality, Repression & More

By: Tuesday May 22, 2012 9:24 pm

The worldwide leaders that came to the city of Chicago for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit have left Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s moment of prestige and glory is over. Emanuel managed to pull off a summit with diplomats, heads of state, military generals and NATO officials. And the city made it through the [...]

The Preemptive Prosecution of the NATO 5

By: Monday May 21, 2012 2:02 pm

Two men were charged with terrorism-related charges on May 20, bringing the number of men who have been accused of planning “terrorism” against the NATO summit up to five people. The authorities claim their cases have no connection to the first three men, who were charged with plotting terrorism on May 19. However, attorneys for [...]

Occupy Journalists Stopped, Searched, Handcuffed & Interrogated at Gunpoint

By: Sunday May 20, 2012 10:18 am

Under cover of the night around twelve police cars stopped five journalists when they were heading back to where they are staying in Chicago during the NATO summit. All five have been covering protests against the NATO summit for the past few days. The five journalists included Luke Rudkowksi, who streams as @Lukewearechange, Tim Pool, [...]

CPD, FBI & Secret Service Claim NATO 3 Came to Chicago to Commit ‘Terrorist Acts of Violence’

By: Saturday May 19, 2012 7:38 pm

Three Occupy activists raided on May 16 and disappeared for a period of time by Chicago police were brought before a bond judge this afternoon and officially charged with material support for terrorism, conspiracy to commit terrorism and possession of explosives or explosive or incendiary devices. The State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez asked for bail to [...]

Activists Charged With Providing Material Support for Terrorism Ahead of NATO Summit

By: Saturday May 19, 2012 2:29 am

UPDATE – 11:24 AM ET The Chicago Tribune is playing its role as a lapdog that is willing to serve and be manipulated by the Chicago police. Here’s an interesting nugget from the Tribune’s coverage: The arrests were the result of a month-long investigation into a group suspected of making Molotov cocktails — crude bombs [...]

CPD Chief Won’t Talk About Night Raid That Resulted in Disappearing of Activists

By: Friday May 18, 2012 7:41 pm

Chicago police superintendent Garry McCarthy and the rest of the Chicago police department continue to refuse to publicly speak about a preemptive night raid against activists on May 17. The raid took place at an apartment where activists were staying in Bridgeport on the south side of Chicago. It happened just days before the scheduled [...]

Activists Disappeared Ahead of NATO Summit Continue To Be Held Without Charge

By: Friday May 18, 2012 4:06 pm

(update 1 & 2 below) Five activists raided and arrested in an apartment in Bridgeport on the south side of Chicago continue to be held without charge. They were arrested during the night around 1 am on May 17, along with four other activists who have since been released. Those four were also held without [...]

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