Meetings, conferences and other events leading up to and during the NATO Summit in Chicago.
7pm on Friday, 18 May – Join us for screenings of ‘If I Had a Trillion Dollars’ and ‘The Fruit of Our Labor’
Right to Heal Tour – Chicago Iraq Veterans Against the War’s Right to Heal Tour will stop in Chicago on Monday, May 14 for a teach-in about our Operation Recovery Campaign to end the deployment of traumatized troops and win service members and veterans right to heal. Will you join us? RSVP and share the event on Facebook. The [...]
Voices for Creative Nonviolence will be marching and speaking through southeast Wisconsin and northeast Illinois in the weeks leading up to the NATO Summit in Chicago. Chicago has billed itself as The Global Crossroads, “no better” place to hold the NATO summit. Recently, the military organization for the world’s most powerful nations has made announcements to the press [...]
Training in Chicago: Budgets and Bombs: The U.S. Role in NATO and G8 and How It Affects Us All – Sponsored by Grassroots Global Justice Alliance and War Resisters League
Saturday, March 31st, 3-5:30pm
Occupy Chicago Headquarters, 500 W. Cermak
This training is primarily for Chicago organizers and activists working to build the leadership and collective power of communities who are most directly affected by U.S. government policies and their enforcement (policing, prisons, detention centers, border patrol, etc.) and to put that power into action for social change.
Anti-war organizers in Chicago, as well as Occupy supporters, have been busy preparing for the thousands of protesters who will come to Chicago this Spring to voice their desires for a new society in the shell of the old. The retreat will be May 11-13,with direct action and protest planned for Monday, May 14. The NATO-G8 summit [...]
By Staff March 15, 2012 FightBack! News Photo: Nerissa Allegretti Chicago, IL – A press conference was held here today, March 15, to announce a change of plans for anti NATO/G8 marchers. Joe Iosbaker of the Coalition Against NATO/G8 War and Poverty Agenda (CANG8) stated, “We have always said we would march on the opening [...]
From the IVAW Website: We, Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, from around the country will converge in Chicago on May 20th to march to the NATO summit and ceremoniously return our medals to NATO generals. We were awarded these medals for serving in the Global War on Terror, a war based on lies and failed polices. [...]
The 1% – What’s NATO Got to Do with It? Afghanistan, Libya, Russia, Iran, China & Economic Injustice A teach-in with Vijay Prashad, Ellen Frank & Joseph Gerson April 4, 2012 Cambridge Friends Meeting 5 Longfellow Park (off Brattle Street, near Harvard Square) 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Peace and justice organizations, community based groups and [...]
Friday — May 18 Counter-Summit for Peace and Economic Justice People’s Church Please visit the Conference Information page for more details 8:30 – 9:30 Conference Registration 9:30 Welcomes & Overview 10:15 – 12:00 Plenary – Laying the Foundations: NATO, Economic Globalization, and Economic Justice 12:00 Lunch & Networking 1:00 – 2:45 Workshop Session 1 2:45 – 3:00 Break 3:15 – 5:00 Workshop session 2 [...]
War Resisters International is organizing NATO Game Over: International Direct Action, NATO HQ, Brussels, a weekend of direct action in the lead-up to the May 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago. NATO, the world’s biggest war machine, has evolved from a defensive to an aggresive alliance. NATO adds fuel to the fire. Under the pretext of ‘Responsibility [...]