You wouldn't know it from watching CNN, but thousands of people have gathered this week in Chicago and elsewhere to peacefully express their indignation at a political system dominated by war and austerity. While world leaders gather for the G8 and NATO summits -- where they are discussing war plans and addressing their failed financial system with rhetoric alone -- Occupiers and our allies are not only holding our own workshops and discussions on the financial crisis, we are taking direct action to create a world that does not need their warfare or austerity. We are building a world without technocrats and political and financial elites, a world based on mutual aid, solidarity, direct democracy, and co-operation. Sometimes festive, sometimes militant, we are in the streets non-violently demanding health care, immigrant justice, ecological sustainability, education funding, and more. But the only thing corporate media wants to talk about is three people accused of making Molotov cocktails at the encouragement of police informants desperate to demonize nonviolent protesters in the public eye. In reality, the only violence this week has been perpetrated by the police themselves.
Here's what's really happened. (With pictures!) http://occupywallst.org/article/nato-so-far
NO, AS IN NO WAY, HELL NO NATO :) Not sure on schedule, guessing today last day.
It was painfully obvious how the black bloc are somehow involved with law enforcement. I was watching the live ABC news and when they rushed the police. You could see the police push them down the line and hit protesters without black on. All those police and 1 or 2 black bloc get caught? It was all a set up to let the police get violent. Being from Illinois and somewhat near Chicago, I was actually kinda impressed with there only being a few isolated incidents in the days prior and then the chaos broke out and it seemed the gloves came off for the police. What I have always found interesting with these mass shows of police presence is, If they have the manpower available like that, would it not be a more effective use of tax dollars and a deterrent to crime if the police had shows of force like like in crimes riddled neighborhoods? I find it strange no one ever thinks about that perspective when complaining about wasting tax dollars watching those damn protesters