Truthout has been covering the antiwar movement closely for more than ten years. Click here to help us keep doing this work! (Photo: Zach Roberts / GregPalast.com)Much of the recent news on the legal front has provided the Occupy movement with bursts of momentum. The first victory was the acquittal of Alexander Arbuckle, an NYU … Continued
In many ways, Afghanistan is worse off under NATO’s Groundhog Day-like reign of terror than it was before. For more than five years now, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been pleading for an end to airstrikes, the searching of homes and civilian casualties…. Civilian death tolls have risen each consecutive year, for a total of almost 12,000 since 2007. Civilian deaths have become a hallmark of NATO interventions, in which forces rely on so-called precise aerial campaigns so as not to risk their own soldiers’ lives. Even in the Balkans, NATO’s first and signature so-called “humanitarian war,” it’s estimated that there were thousands of civilian deaths and that tens of billions of dollars worth of damage was done.
Truthout has been covering the antiwar movement closely for more than ten years. Click here to help us keep doing this work! Around a thousand individuals, including rocker Tom Morello, gathered at Chicago’s Daley Plaza Friday afternoon to demand the US government start properly funding health and stop funding death with an ever-expanding military budget. … Continued
(Photo: Zach D. Roberts / GregPalast.com) A pre-emptive raid by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) on the home of two Occupy Chicago activists may have happened without a search warrant, said the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), and led to the disappearance of nine activists into police custody without charge for almost 24 hours. The raid of an apartment on Chicago’s Southside Bridgeport neighborhood occurred on Wednesday evening around 11:30 PM. So far, none of the activists have been charged and four were released Friday morning. According to witnesses, the raid was conducted by the Organized Crime Division of the CPD and a warrant produced at the site didn’t have the signature of a judge. The use of pre-emptive arrests is troublesome, said lawyers following the proceedings.
May 20 and 21 the NATO-circus calls at Chicago for the biggest summit in NATO’s history, according to its secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Stakes are high, Rasmussen said, for very important decisions are to be made about NATO’s future. Three headlines pop up: Afghanistan, capacities and resources, and reinforcing the network with international partners. … Continued
Support Truthout’s work by making a tax-deductible donation: click here to contribute. (Photo: Mario Garcia-Baeza) In a week of action before the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit hits Chicago, activists are connecting the war abroad waged by NATO and its associates with the war at home, waged by some of the 1 percent that … Continued
In what may be the first unplanned arrests during the NATO week of action, two activists were arrested after protesters from an action at the headquarters of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took the streets in downtown Chicago Tuesday. Along with two immigrant rights protesters arrested at a planned civil disobedience action earlier at ICE, … Continued