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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Police Preemptively Raid Apartment & Arrest Activists Ahead of NATO Summit

By: Thursday May 17, 2012 6:31 pm

Chicago police have reportedly engaged in a preemptive raid against activists that planned to protest the NATO summit. The raid is believed to have taken place late last night in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago. The National Lawyers Guild reports: …Police broke down a door to access a 6-unit apartment building near 32nd & Morgan [...]

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