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DemocracyNow! reports from the NATO summit in Chicago

  • “No NATO, No War”: U.S. Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Return War Medals at NATO Summit
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    We broadcast from Chicago, site of the largest NATO summit in the organization’s six-decade history. On Sunday, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as well as members of Afghans…
  • Scott Olsen, U.S. Vet Who Nearly Lost Life at Occupy Protest, Brings Antiwar Message to NATO Summit
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    We’re joined at the NATO summit in Chicago by Scott Olsen, who survived two tours in Iraq but almost died when he was hit with a police projectile at an Occupy Oakland protest last…
  • U.S. Army Vets Join with Afghans for Peace to Lead Antiwar March at Chicago NATO Summit
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    Sunday’s antiwar march at the NATO summit in Chicago was led by members of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) and Afghans for Peace. “We’re here to protest NATO and call…
  • Chicago Activists Denounce Massive Security Apparatus at NATO Summit Amid Cuts to Social Services
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    Hundreds of protesters marched to the home of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s former chief of staff, on Saturday to oppose Emanuel’s cutting of social services while…
  • Chicago Police Face Accusations of Entrapment, Brutality in Crackdown on NATO Protesters
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    Dozens of anti-NATO protesters have been arrested in Chicago over the past several days, including five men who were jailed on domestic terrorism charges. Three of the men were accused of…
  • As NATO Coalition Unravels in Afghanistan, Global Activists Question Military Alliance’s Existence
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    Delegates from more than 60 countries are taking part in this year’s NATO summit in Chicago. Many international peace activists have also traveled from across the globe to take part…
  • Guitarist, Activist Tom Morello: “Music Can Help Steel the Backbone of Those in the Struggle”
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    The musician and activist Tom Morello has performed at a number of rallies and concerts over the past three days at the NATO protests in Chicago. Morello is the longtime guitarist of Rage…
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson at NATO Protests: “People Are Searching for Alternatives to War”
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    Rev. Jesse Jackson of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition joined Iraq Veterans Against the War and Afghans for Peace at the head of Sunday’s anti-NATO march in Chicago. “People are here…

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