Thousands protested in the streets of downtown Chicago on Sunday May 20 while the NATO Summit unfolded at McCormick Place. With most eyes on that, another key development flew under the radar, as explained in the lede sentence of a story appearing in The Chicago Tribune: “Two more men have been charged with planning to make explosives to be used during the NATO summit” at the Circuit Court of Cook County. Another man, according to a press release received by Truthout from the National Lawyer’s Guild (NLG) Chicago, “was charged with felony aggravated battery on a police officer …”
In the wake of this week’s House votes on the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act — which left the NDAA’s domestic military detention provisions even more noxious than they were before — one might legitimately wonder what country we live in. Once again, our nation has demonstrated that the ”land of the free” is an … Continued