Chicago anti-NATO demonstration

This video from the USA is called National Nurses United’s G8/NATO Rally-May 18th 2012, Chicago.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Protests draw links from war to cuts

Friday 18 May 2012

Thousands of anti-Nato demonstrators converged on Chicago today ahead of the military alliance’s planned summit this weekend.

Protesters marched through the city as fellow activists headed for the presidential retreat in Camp David, Maryland, where a G8 summit on the global economic crisis will take place.

The G8 meeting had also been planned for Chicago, but President Barack Obama moved the location at the last minute in a suspected bid to avoid mass protests.

Demonstrators included around 2,000 nurses of the National Nurses United trade union, who called for a “Robin Hood” tax on financial institutions and an end to cuts to social services, education and health care.

March organiser Andy Thayer said the protest aimed to highlight that money spent fighting wars meant less money for welfare.

“This is the 99 per cent staking itself against the 1 per cent, drawing the connections between the war abroad and the war on working people here at home,” he said.

Cases of whooping cough have reached epidemic proportions in Washington State under conditions where health care services have been cut drastically: here.

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