Protest NATO/G8 Summit – May 2012 – Chicago

Protest the NATO Summit in Chicago…

Click here for information on the People’s Summit on May 12-13.

Sunday, May 20, 2012
Noon rally at Petrillo Bandshell
(corner of Jackson and Columbus),
then march to McCormick Place

Join in a legal, permitted, family-friendly march and rally!

Among those scheduled to appear at the rally…
Jesse Jackson, Sr. – Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Reiner Braun – ICC No to War – No to NATO, Germany
Malik Mujahid – Muslim Peace Council
Kathy Kelly – Voices for Creative Nonviolence
Vijay Prashad – author of “Arab Spring, Libyan Winter”
Leah Bolger – President, Veterans For Peace
Carlos Montes – Committee Stop FBI Repression
Kari Fulton – Environmental Justice Network
Larry Holmes – International Action Center

Download an overview of NATO and G8, including how they are linked, some things we can do to take back our future.

Download the half page flyer for the May 20 march & rally here.

Click here for the start of the rally and march (north end).
Click here for an arial view of the opening rally site at the Petrillo Bandshell (Butler Field in Grant Park)
Click here for the ending point of the march (south end).

Click here for transportation directions for those coming to Chicago from out of town.

Interested in biking to protest NATO and promote a better world? Click here!

At the invitation of the White House, military and civilian representatives of the 28-nation US-commanded and largely US-financed North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are meeting in Chicago, May 20-21, 2012.  We say…

  • Jobs, Healthcare, Education, Pensions, Housing and the Environment, Not War!
  • No to NATO/G-8 Warmakers!
  • No to War and Austerity!

Click here to download the “Chicago Principles”

To endorse the NATO/G8 protest, send an email to with contact information.

To make a donation to the protests, please mail a check made out to:
8th Day Center for Justice/CANG8
and send to:
CANG8, P.O. Box 408942, Chicago, IL  60640
Please put CANG8 on the memo line!

Click here and join Noam Chomsky, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Anthony Arnove, Vijay Prashad, Angela Davis, Rashid Khalidi, Tom Morello, Barbara Ransby,
Jesse Jackson Sr., Bernardine Dohrn, Bill Ayers, Medea Benjamin, and many others in signing the petition: No to NATO!


Check out the new position papers, resolutions, and call to action:
Vision Statement and Call to Action from Environmental Committee
Call to Action from The International Coordinating Committee No to War – No to NATO (ICC)
Updated Labor resolution against NATO and G8.
Opposing NATO and the G8… Why LGBTQ Folks Should Be Involved
Interfaith Position Paper Opposing NATO and G8


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