May, 18-19, 2012 Counter-Summit for Peace and Economic Justice Network for a NATO-Free Future Download the Final Report here. Summary Report The May 18-19,2012 Counter-Summit for Peace and Economic Justice, held in Chicago at the People’s Church was extraordinarily successful. The conference – initiated by the American Friends Service Committee and Peace Action and organized in [...]
Our friends at Rethink Media prepared a tip sheet for letters to the editor. Afghanistan is in the news and will be in the news between now and the NATO Summit because it is one of their major agenda items. Take the opportunity to press to bring the troops home now as we build for [...]
by John Feffer from Foreign Policy in Focus Institutions rarely vote themselves out of existence. Not if they still have money in their budgets. Large institutions in particular have an almost genetic propensity to cling to life even after their reasons for being have vanished. That’s why I don’t expect NATO, which will gather in [...]
Two members of the Network for a NATO Free Future – War Resisters League and Grassroots Global Justice Alliance – have put together a great new popular education tool entitled You Can’t Take What’s All of Ours! - Breaking Down NATO/G8 and Rising Up Against Austerity and Militarism. This is a downloadable curriculum that can be used for [...]
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FREMONT, Calif. – Over 100 demonstrators, including many from this city’s large Afghan American community, shut down its military recruiting center in a non-violent action March 30 as they protested the killing of 17 civilians by a U.S. soldier earlier in the month and other atrocities against Afghan civilians, and demanded an end to nearly eleven years of war.
UNCTAD Shows Signs of Spunk Again (Article originally printed in CounterPunch) March 30-April 1, 2012 by Vijay Prashad The governments of the five large countries of the Global South, the BRICS states, met in New Delhi this week for their fourth summit. These five countries, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, are home [...]
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 [...]