Below are videos of the Counter-Summit for Peace & Economic Justice that took place in Chicago May 18-19 2012. Click here to read the final statement from the conference.
Friday, May 18 Opening Plenary – Laying the Foundations: NATO, Economic Globalization, and Economic Justice
Friday, May 18 Workshop: ‘Close NATO Military Bases’
Presented by the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom
Bruce Gagnon (Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space) discusses why the current NATO missile defense system negates any hope of nuclear disarmament and could lead to a new cold war. Irene Eckert explores the European struggles against NATO outposts of militarism, speaking from first hand experience about the scope and organizing of these struggles. Jackie Cabasso (Western States Legal Foundation) addresses overcoming obstacles to organizing against nuclear weapons, missiles, and militarism in the United States. Discussion, Questions and Comments followed.