Park Curfew Violated Rights of Occupy Chicago Protesters Arrested Last October

By: Thursday September 27, 2012 6:40 pm

A judge ruled that Chicago’s park curfew ordinance is unconstitutional and dismissed over 90 cases against people who participated in an Occupy Chicago protests in October when they tried to occupy Grant Park with tents and were arrested. Cook County Court Judge Thomas Donnelly wrote in his decision and in regards to arrestees’ claims the curfew is [...]

Lawyers for NATO Protesters Charged with Terrorism Obtain Copy of Indictments

By: Wednesday June 20, 2012 12:50 pm

Lawyers representing three individuals who came to Chicago in May to protest at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit and who were indicted just over a week ago on terrorism-related charges  have obtained a copy of the indictments. The lawyers from the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) had expected to see official indictments when the three [...]

Tribune Company Moves to Seize Occupied Chicago Tribune’s Website

By: Monday June 11, 2012 12:47 am

A newspaper launched by activists from Occupy Chicago and journalists loosely associated with the Occupy movement in Chicago face the possibility of losing the website for their newspaper. The Tribune Company has submitted a complaint to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to force the transfer of ownership of two domains from those involved in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

NATO Summit Roundup: Hyping the Possibility of Violence, Emanuel’s Latest Summit Spin

By: Wednesday May 16, 2012 4:42 pm

Worldwide heads of the National Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), military general and heads of state from the alliance’s twenty-eight member countries will be coming to Chicago for a summit on May 20-21. The city will be put on lockdown so the military arm of the G8—a group that can dial up a “humanitarian intervention” or [...]

NATO Summit Roundup: Pakistan Invited, Arrests at Immigration Rights Protest

By: Tuesday May 15, 2012 7:42 pm

Worldwide heads of the National Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), military generals, heads of state from the alliance’s twenty-eight member countries will be coming to Chicago for a summit on May 20-21. The city will be put on lockdown all so the military arm of the G8—a group that can dial up a “humanitarian intervention” or [...]

NATO to Occupy Chicago

By: Monday May 14, 2012 12:01 pm

Worldwide heads of the National Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), military generals, heads of state from the alliance’s twenty-eight member countries will be coming to Chicago for a summit on May 20-21. The city will be put on lockdown all so the military arm of the G8—a group that can dial up a “humanitarian intervention” or [...]

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