New Resource for Advocating the End of the War and Occupation of Afghanistan by the US and NATO:

 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 […]

NATO vs. Rogues?

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 […]

New Popular Education Tool Available

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 […]

Plenary Speakers

Click here for the bios of our plenary speakers…More coming soon!

Medea Benjamin on Drone Wars and This Weekend’s Upcoming Drone Summit

Listen to the Talk Nation Radio interview with Medea Benjamin about drone wars and the upcoming drone summit, hosted by David Swanson. Medea Benjamin is cofounder of Global Exchange and of CodePink: Women for Peace. She is the author of the new book “Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control” and an organizer of the Drone Summit being planned in Washington, D.C., on April 28-29 by groups including Code Pink, Reprieve, and the Center for Constitutional Rights. Medea discusses her books, the summit, and what can be done and is being done to oppose drone wars.

Protesters Shut Down Recruiting Center in California

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.

Five Challengers of the Neoliberal Jackboot

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.

Midwest Catholic Workers Host Faith & Resistance Retreat May 11-14

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 […]