Chicago Police Officer Gives Theory on Why ‘NATO 3′ Drove Vehicle Nearby Obama’s Headquarters

By: Saturday January 25, 2014 10:36 am

For over three days, an undercover Chicago police officer Nadia Chikko, who infiltrated activist communities with another undercover officer, was on the witness stand in the trial of the ‘NATO 3,’ who face state terrorism and other felony conspiracy charges. She left the stand in the afternoon on Friday and another Chicago police officer from [...]

Trial of Occupy Activists Known as ‘NATO 3′ Begins, Defense Attorneys Focus on Police Infiltration

By: Tuesday January 21, 2014 10:05 pm

The trial in the case of three Occupy activists known as the “NATO 3,” who face terrorism and other felony conspiracy charges, began in Chicago today. Brian Church, 22, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jared Chase, 29, of Keene, New Hampshire, and Brent Betterly, 25, who lived in Massachusetts, were arrested days before a NATO summit [...]

Why is Illinois, Not the US Government, Putting ‘NATO 3′ on Trial for Terror Conspiracy?

By: Monday January 20, 2014 9:29 pm

Three activists known as the “NATO 3″ are scheduled to go on trial tomorrow in Chicago. They were arrested days before a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in the city in May 2012 and later indicted on terrorism and other felony conspiracy charges. The trial will be significant as it involves a state terrorism [...]

Former Church Committee Investigator to Testify at Trial Against US Military Spying on Activists

By: Monday January 13, 2014 5:03 pm

A former Church Committee investigator, former Army intelligence officer and a professor of constitutional law has agreed to be an expert witness in a lawsuit challenging domestic military spying against antiwar activists. From 2006 to 2009, a group called the Port Militarization Resistance (PMR) in Olympia and Tacoma, Washington, organized demonstrations against the “use of [...]

Activists Who Took FBI Files in 1971 Praise Edward Snowden, Defend How He Blew the Whistle

By: Tuesday January 7, 2014 4:34 pm

The shrill brigade of critics opposed to National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden have repeatedly emphasized their belief that if he truly thought he was engaged in civil disobedience he should have remained in the United States and allowed himself to be jailed and prosecuted like Daniel Ellsberg or even Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. [...]

For First Time, Anti-Terrorism Law Used to Have Americans Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline Arrested

By: Tuesday December 17, 2013 10:22 am

A demonstration against Devon Energy and the company’s role in fracking and tar sands mining, including the Keystone XL pipeline, ended with four individuals being placed under arrest last week. Two of them were arrested by police on the basis that they had violated an Oklahoma anti-terrorism law prohibiting “terrorism hoaxes.” It is strongly suspected [...]

Memorial Service Celebrates Mandela & Role Cuba, Countries of Africa Played in Ending Apartheid

By: Tuesday December 10, 2013 11:57 am

The people of South Africa came together to celebrate the life of former South African president Nelson Mandela. In the rain, tens of thousands entered the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg and were joined by world leaders, celebrities and royals from around the world, who wanted to be there for a memorial service that lasted more [...]

Faced with Anti-Drone Blockade Disrupting NATO Supply Route, US Warns Pakistan Aid Could Be Cut Off

By: Monday December 9, 2013 4:22 pm

A Pakistani political party chaired by Imran Khan has vowed to continue a blockade established as part of a protest against CIA drone strikes, despite a warning from the United States that aid could be cut off if it is not halted. Protests spearheaded by the political party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), have been blockading a [...]

When Those in Power Invite Us to Learn the Wrong Lessons from Nelson Mandela

By: Saturday December 7, 2013 2:21 pm

Secretary of State John Kerry, during a press conference yesterday in Israel, said a lesson Nelson Mandela taught him was that it “always seems impossible until it is done.” He told reporters that he considered it appropriate to “think about that in the context of the work that I’ve been doing here in the last [...]

At Least 116 Arrested in Planned Civil Disobedience at Walmart Stores on Black Friday

By: Friday November 29, 2013 8:26 pm

Update – 9:30 PM EST: This post was updated to reflect five more arrests in San Leandro. Protests planned by current and former Walmart Associates and a coalition anchored by the United Food & Commercial Workers (UCFW) were held at various Walmart locations across the United States. Over 110 arrested were arrested while engaging in [...]

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