The Chicago Chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War calls on IVAW members nationwide to converge on Chicago for the G8 and NATO summits.
This May, the City of Chicago will be hosting the G8 and NATO summits from May 18 – 21. The Chicago chapter of IVAW, with IVAW members from across the country, will be holding a series of actions in the lead up to the summits, and will culminate with actions at the summits themselves.
Call To Action
The G8, or Group of Eight is a consortium of the world’s wealthiest nations, representing over half of the world’s wealth within its constituent countries. NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is an organization of western military powers, whose combined military might is the world’s largest and most powerful military force. These organizations together represent the world’s economic and military power.
We are calling on IVAW members to come to Chicago to tell the participants of the G8 and NATO summits that we stand against their policies of economic exploitation and militarism. The Neoliberal economic policy of the members of the G8 has destroyed our economy, used our public wealth for private gain, and has decimated public goods and services, both here in the U.S. and abroad. The NATO mission in Afghanistan has dragged on over a decade, to the detriment of the people of Afghanistan and our service members, their families and our communities.
It is time for us to take a stand and make our voices heard. We know the difference between true internationalism and what they call globalization. We stand in international solidarity with the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, and all the people of the world who are demanding their rights of self-determination and global justice.
Join us to show our strength and numbers at one of the largest action in IVAW history.
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More information will come out in the near future.