Thousands March With Veterans for Peace in Chicago; Police Respond With Brute Force. Allison Kilkenny, Truthout in the USA: “Thousands of protesters marched beside Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans Sunday to accompany the vets as they marched, hoping to return their service medals to NATO’s generals…. ‘These medals once made me feel good,’ said [veteran Scott] Olsen, adding, ‘I came back to reality. I don’t like these anymore'”: here.
In Chicago, Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans Put NATO’s Endless War on Trial. Robert Naiman, Truthout: “More than two million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. CNN and Fox can focus on what they want, but you can’t hide the life experiences of two million people indefinitely. Just like there’s nothing that can turn you against gay bashing like being friends with a gay person, there’s nothing that can turn you against wars of choice like being friends with an anti-war veteran who served in combat”: here.
Criminalizing Dissent Is a Travesty to Democracy: Chicago is Only the Latest Example: here.
More NATO Summit Activists Charged; Five Linked by Two Informants. Steve Horn, Truthout: “When push comes to shove, [National Lawyers Guild legal worker Kris] Hermes and the NLG believe ‘Mo’ and ‘Gloves’ are the ‘thread’ among all five activists charged with plotting acts of domestic ‘terrorism.’ ‘The thread between all five was the informants that we believe were provoking criminal activity,’ said Hermes to Truthout. ‘We believe it was the same two informants, which has been ascertained from the arrestees‘”: here.
US Rep. Dennis Kucinich: NATO Talks a Sham: War in Afghanistan Is Not Ending: here.
The US Government Is Running a Massive Spy Campaign on Occupy Wall Street: here.
Melissa Gira Grant, Truthout: “Thursday, members of Occupy Wall Street … filed a federal lawsuit against the city, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty, seeking to hold them accountable for violations of their constitutional rights, as well as subsequent smaller raids that targeted the People’s Library. In the course of the suit, the city may have to admit who called the shots during the eviction on November 15, 2011”: here.
Three of the five men arrested on frame-up “terrorism” charges during protests at the NATO summit in Chicago last month appeared in court Monday: here.