In The News

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May 10, 2012

Protest Groups Detail Plans For NATO Summit
By Derrick Blakely
CBS 2 Chicago and WBBM News Radio
May 10, 2012

Occupy Chicago Plans Week of NATO Protests
Occupy Chicago releases protest agenda
NBC 5 Chicago
May 10, 2012

Veterans plan to march during NATO summit
ABC 7 Chicago
May 10, 2012

Occupy Chicago, other groups ready for NATO
WGN 9 Chicago
May 10, 2012

NATO Protesters & NATO Reps Schedule Public Debate
By Yasmin Rammohan
May 10, 2012

Protest groups release ‘NATO Week of Action’ plans
Fox News Chicago
May 10, 2012

Occupy protesters plan to march without permits, target Boeing at NATO summit
Group aims to ‘shut down’ aircraft firm’s office
By Dave Heinzmann
Chicago Tribune
May 10, 2012

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May 8, 2012

Iraq, Afghanistan War Veterans to Protest NATO
Veterans say the intend to return their medals in protest of U.S. and NATO military policy
By Phil Rogers
NBC 5 Chicago
May 8, 2012

Why We Oppose NATO
By Andy Thayer
National Strategy Forum Review
May 8, 2012

26th Street Priest Invites NATO Protestors to Camp on Church Lawn
By Chris Bently
Chicagoist.Com
May 8, 2012

Trinity Episcopal Church to Host NATO Protestors
By Julie Segraves
Examiner.Com
May 8, 2012

Communities meet to discuss how NATO Summit will impact neighborhoods
By Tisha Lewis
Fox News Chicago
May 8, 2012

South Side Church Will Let NATO Protesters Camp Out on Lawn
Trinity Episcopal Church will allow campers, but with guidelines
By Susan Rivera
NBC5 Chicago
May 8, 2012

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April 26, 2012

Local NATO hosts red-faced over ‘Red Zone’ militarization plan
By Fran Spielman
Chicago Sun-Times
April 26, 2012

NATO Protection in the Loop Starts Next Week
By Michelle Relerford
NBC 5 Chicago
April 26, 2012

South Side precautions for NATO Summit
By Ravi Baichwal
ABC 7 Chicago
April 26, 2012
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April 25, 2012

NATO Security Perimeter Leaked
By Michael Lipkin
“Chicago Tonight” Program
Chicago Public Television
April 25,2012
Video

Secret Service Pushes Back NATO Protest Route
By Matthew Blake
Progress Illinois
April 25, 2012

NATO Summit Security Zones Revealed
By Andrew Huff
Gapers Block
April 25, 2012
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April 24, 2012

Feds Reveal Security Perimeter For NATO Summit
CBS 2 Chicago and WBBM-AM News Radio
April 24, 2012

NATO Protesters Leak Details of Security Perimeter
By BJ Lutz and Dick Johnson
NBC 5 Chicago
April 24, 2012

ACLU: Secret Service has set NATO security perimeter
ABC 7 Chicago
April 24, 2012

More NATO details announced
WGN TV Chicago
April 24, 2012

Secret Service Reveals NATO Security Perimeter
By Mike Flannery
FOX Chicago News
April 24, 2012

Protesters: Parts of I-55, the Drive to be closed during NATO summit
By Fran Spielman
Chicago Sun-Times
April 25, 2012

NATO summit protesters to be kept away from leaders
By Andrew Stern
Reuters
April 24, 2012

12th World Summit meets in Chicago: The passing of the torch
By Darryl Grant
Chicago Examiner
April 24, 2012

NATO: Portions of I-55 and LSD Closed to Traffic
WLS-AM
April 24, 2012
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April 23, 2012

Rev. Jackson Plans to Protest During NATO Visit
March is scheduled for Sunday, May 20, the first day of the two-day international summit.
NBC 5 Chicago
April 23, 2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson plans protest during NATO Summit in Chicago
Associated Press
April 23, 2012

South Loop residents learn more about NATO plans
Jesse Jackson said he will march in Chicago in May
WGN-TV
April 23, 2012

Resident group to meet with NATO reps
ABC 7 Chicago
April 23, 2012
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April 20, 2012

NATO Protesters Give City Monday Deadline To Share Security Plans
CBS 2 Chicago
April 20, 2012

NATO Protesters Demand To Be Allowed Near McCormick Place
WBBM News Radio
Mike Krauser
April 20, 2012

ACLU, Protesters Give Feds NATO Deadline
Protesters want to know the NATO summit security perimeter revealed
By Lauren Jiggetts and Lisa Balde
NBC 5 Chicago
April 20, 2012

ACLU wants NATO security plans released by Monday
By Paul Meincke
ABC 7 Chicago
April 20, 2012

Protesters, ACLU want clarity about NATO restrictions

By David Heinzmann
Chicago Tribune and WGN Channel 9
April 20, 2012
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April 5, 2012

City, protesters agree on NATO march route
Demonstration will venture into State Street corridor
By David Heinzmann
Chicago Tribune
April 5, 2012
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April 4, 2012

City, NATO Protesters Reach Deal On Protest March Route
CBS 2 Chicago & WBBM News Radio
April 4, 2012
VIDEO

City Approves Alternate Route for NATO Protesters
But the city will not provide support if federal authorities decided to change it
By Alexandra Clark
NBC 5 Chicago
April 4, 2012

City OKs NATO protest, march for Sunday, May 20
By Stacey Baca, Ben Bradley
ABC 7 Chicago
April 4, 2012
VIDEO

NATO protesters, city reach agreement

March route altered for May
By Randi Belisomo
WGN News
April 4, 2012
VIDEO

Chicago Approves NATO Protest Route
Fox News & Chicago Sun-Times
April 4, 2012

City agrees to alternate route for protesters during NATO summit
By Lisa Donovan
Chicago Sun-Times
April 4, 2012

Anti-war protesters and city agree on NATO march route

By David Heinzmann
Chicago Tribune
April 4, 2012

Chicago relents, grants NATO protesters a permit, activists say
Reuters
April 4, 2012

NATO activists get permit to march
Associated Press
April 4, 2012

Chicago, protesters reach deal on NATO march route
Protesters still worry federal officials will try to re-route them.
Global Post
April 4, 2012

NATO Protesters Reach Deal with City
Both Sides Agree to May 20 Route
By Michael Lipkin
Chicago Public Television
April 4, 2012

NATO Summit Protesters Get Conditional Permit

By Matthew Blake
Progress Illinois
April 4, 2012

City grants NATO protestors May 20 permit

By Greg Hinz
Crain’s Chicago Business
April 4, 2012
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April 3, 2012

Up with the NATO protesters! How they’d make their case in a short elevator ride
Eric Zorn “Change of Subject” column
Chicago Tribune
April 3, 2012
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April 2, 2012

NATO in Chicago
Chicago Public Television
Chicago Tonight
April 2, 2012
VIDEO
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April 1, 2012

Protest location spurs legal wrangling
Decision to deny march from Daley Plaza is affirmed, but NATO protesters may take still take case to court.
STLtoday.com and Chicago Tribune
April 1, 2012
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March 31, 2012

NATO Summit protesters ask city for written deal
ABC 7 Chicago
March 31, 2012

NATO Activists Want Alternate Route in Writing

Associated Press & Fox News Chicago
March 31, 2012

Protesters Issue NATO Ultimatum

By Lisa Donovan
Chicago Sun-Times
March 31, 2012
Page 9 of the print edition

NATO protesters open to alternative march route
But organizers want to get offer in writing by Wednesday
By David Heinzmann
Chicago Tribune
March 31, 2012
Page 4 of the print edition
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March 30, 2012 

NATO Protesters Poised To Accept New March Route ‘Grudgingly’
CBS 2 Chicago & WBBM-AM News Radio
March 30, 2012

Emanuel’s NATO Actions Will Reflect On Obama
By Edward McClelland
NBC Channel 5
March 30, 2012

NATO Protesters Accept City’s Parade Route Offer, With Stipulation

Organizers want city’s offer in writing by next week
By Ward Room Staff
NBC Channel 5
March 30, 2012

NATO protesters will accept new march route

Julian Crews WGN News
March 30, 2012
VIDEO

NATO activists vow to go to federal court if Chicago does not put protest plan in writing

Associated Press
March 30, 2012

NATO activists want alternate route in writing

Associated Press
March 30, 2012

Chicago NATO protesters agree to consider alternate march route

By Lisa Donovan
Chicago Sun-Times
March 30, 2012

Protesters lose appeal on NATO march permit

Legal precedents suggest reversal is unlikely

By David Heinzmann
Chicago Tribune
March 30, 2012

Protesters ‘grudgingly’ accept new NATO march route

By David Heinzmann
Chicago Tribune
March 30, 2012

City making a mistake in denying NATO parade permit

Crain’s Chicago Business
March 30, 2012

NATO Protest Permit Shot Down Again In Court
By Greg Hinz
Crain’s Chicago Business
March 30, 2012

Anti-war protesters again denied permit for Nato summit march

Reuters
March 30, 2012

Chicago bans anti-war march during NATO Summit
Russia Today
March 30, 2012

Judge denies NATO protesters’ permit request

City says not enough resources for motorcades and protestors

WBEZ-FM Chicago Public Radio
March 30, 2012

Protesters ‘grudgingly’ accept new NATO march route

WGN Radio
March 30, 2012
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March 29, 2012 

Judge upholds permit denial to NATO protesters
ABC Channel 7
March 29, 2012

Protests vs. NATO

By Bernie Lubell
Chicago Tonight
Chicago Public Television
March 29, 2012

NATO Protesters Lose Permit Appeal
By Michael Lipkin
Chicago Tonight
Chicago Public Television
March 29, 2012

Judge Denies NATO Protesters’ Permit Request

CBS 2 Chicago
March 29, 2012

Denial of NATO Protest Permit Upheld
Judge Raymond J. Prosser’s ruling backs the city’s contention that a parade through the Loop would hamper public safety and strain city resources
By BJ Lutz
NBC 5 Chicago
March 29, 2012

Parade route pits NATO protesters against Chicago
Associated Press
March 29, 2012

Judge rejects NATO protesters’ request to march through Loop
By Lisa Donovan
Chicago Sun-Times
March 29, 2012

Judge upholds denial of NATO march permit

Chicago Tribune
March 29, 2012

City judge upholds rejection of NATO protest
By Greg Hinz
Crain’s Chicago Business
March 29, 2012

Judge Rejects NATO Protest Permit Appeal
Matthew Blake
Progress Illinois
March 29, 2012

Anti-war protesters again denied permit for NATO summit march
Reuters
March 29, 2012
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March 28, 2012

NATO protest interest hasn’t waned, police say
Size of demonstration cited at hearing on permit appeal

By David Heinzmann
Chicago Tribune
March 28, 2012
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March 27, 2012

Hearing Officer To Rule On NATO Protest March Route By Week’s End
CBS 2 Chicago
March 27, 2012

NATO Protestors Hold Administrative Hearing To March Downtown

By Dane Placko
FOX Chicago News
March 27, 2012

Permit problems

By Nancy Stone
Chicago Tribune
March 27, 2012

NATO protesters say permit denial tied to lack of security

Crain’s Chicago Business
‎March 27, 2012‎
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March 15, 2012

http://www.wlsam.com/Article.asp?id=2415552&spid

ABC 7 Chicago: Occupy Chicago readying for NATO protests
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8582800

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/03/15/protesters-reschedule-march-for-start-of-nato-summit/ 

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March 5, 2012

Group of protestors celebrate news of summit relocation G8 summit moved from Chicago to Camp David
WGN News Chicago
Groups who planned protests for the G8 summit reacted quickly and said the move is a victory in their favor. But don’t expect fewer protestors in May, they say, because the NATO summit is just as big of a target to stage their demonstrations.”
http://www.wgntv.com/news/wgntv-protests-in-chicago-group-of-protestors-celebrate-news-of-g8-relocation-20120305,0,3566494.story
 
G8 summit moved from Chicago to Camp David
ABC News Chicago
“The Occupy Chicago movement has drawn hundreds of supporters for numerous marches and protests since last summer. The group has taken the lead with other protesters in organizing plans for the G8 and NATO summits. But with the G8 now being held at Camp David, they say they plan to go ahead with their plans. ‘We’re going to make sure we’re in the streets in such numbers with such volume that they will hear us all the way in Camp David.'”
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8569253

Protesters Say March Will Go On at NATO Summit
FOX News Chicago
“Regardless of the real reason for moving the G8, and regardless of the spin that the White House or the Mayor’s office may be putting on this decision, protesters here firmly believe what was planned for the streets here – during those three days in May – played a significant role in moving a major international summit out of Chicago.”
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/cang8-occupy-chicago-nato-summit-protesters-will-march-20120305

Protesters: G8 Venue Change Means Nothing
NBC News Chicago
“‘It’s a major victory for those of us who are planning these protests,’ said Joe Iosbaker with the United National Antiwar Committee in Chicago. ‘The administration is taking G8 someplace where they won’t have to face the people who suffer under their policies.'”
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/nato-g8-protest-141513393.html#ixzz1oJWjpkXa

VIDEO: Protesters declare victory after G-8 is moved
Occupy Chicago, others elated and still plan city marches
Chicago Tribune
In St. Louis, the Occupy movement is getting ready for a Midwestern conference next week at which protesting the Chicago summits is a major agenda item. ‘I put this in the win column,” said Zach Chasnoff, a spokesman for Occupy St. Louis.'”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-g8-summit-protest-20120306,0,3534385.story

All of a sudden, losing G-8 is winning
Emanuel declares victory, but so does Occupy
Chicago Tribune
And with the White House talking about tolerance while pushing class warfare, the last thing the president needs is images of protesters clashing with Chicago police, with the Occupy movement camped in squalid Obamavilles in the parks.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-kass-0306-20120306,0,4087289.column

G8 protest organizers declare victory party–but not many attend
Chicago Tribune
“Rachael Perrota, part of the Occupy Chicago Press Committee, led the gathering in a new version of the movement’s signature call-and-recall ‘mic check’ chants. ‘It doesn’t matter/where they hide/we will be in the streets/of Chicago/in such numbers/ they will hear us at Camp David,’ she said.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-g8-protest-organizers-declare-victory-partybut-not-many-attend-20120305,0,108716.story

Protesters declare victory, but say: ‘Our protests will go forward’
Chicago Sun Times
“’Our protest will go forward because NATO is the military arm of the G-8. NATO has bombed whole countries to smithereens and is currently engaged in the U.S.’s longest war in history,’ said Andy Thayer, a spokesman for the Coalition Against NATO/G-8.
http://www.suntimes.com/business/11087067-420/protesters-declare-victory-but-say-our-protests-will-go-forward.html

White House relocates G-8 summit to Camp David
MSNBC
“Various groups are expected to hold protests in Chicago.  One group, Occupy Chicago, tweeted ‘#NATO will still be here. And so will we. We are Occupy.  We are the people. #ExpectUs.’”
http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/05/10585354-white-house-relocates-g-8-summit-to-camp-david

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March 2, 2012

Where will NATO/G8 protestors be allowed to gather?Will protesters accept the terms, set by officials, on where they can and cannot assemble during the G8 and NATO summits?
ABC7Chicago.com

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8563825

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Sun-Times front page article on Andy Thayer

http://www.suntimes.com/news/cityhall/9928700-418/g-8-protest-organizer-agent-of-change-or-pain-in-the-butt.html

02/15/2012 10:00 PM

By IAN FULLERTON

As Chicago collectively gears up to play host for the G8 and North Atlantic Treaty Organization summits later this spring, idle talk of how the globally-watched events might play out in the white city has ranged from brassbound optimism to survivalist warnings.

2-10-12

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-chicago-war-protest-settlement-20120210,0,6988269.story

City to pay $6.2 million to war protesters arrested or detained in 2003 demonstration

‘It’s strong affirmation of the right to protest and demonstrate in the streets,’ plaintiffs’ lawyer says

12-23-11

Subject: article about CANG8 in French publication

http://www.voltairenet.org/Chicago-Mayor-Rahm-Emanuel-curbs

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-g8-nato-protests-20111223,0,2061602.story

City backtracks, OKs G-8 protests at Daley Plaza

By Kristen Mack, Chicago Tribune reporter

5:05 p.m. CST, December 22, 2011

When the G-8 and NATO protests kick off next spring, Daley Plaza will likely be the starting point.

After initially rejecting an anti-war group’s application to hold a rally at one of Chicago’s primary gathering spots in the Loop, the city’s Public Building Commission reversed course.

“Daley Plaza will be open to public assembly and public activity” during the summits of world leaders, the city agency wrote to the American Civil Liberties Union.

An organization of protesters who call themselves the Coalition Against NATO/G-8 War & Poverty Agenda counted the reversal as a victory on Thursday.

“This is a small but important step,” Joe Iosbaker, the group’s spokesman, said at a City Hall news conference.

12-22-11

In a story in Time Out Chicago, “Chicago’s where-to-go, what-to-do weekly,” the theater and culture set has been told by the city (Emanuel makes a brief appearance in their meeting) that the protesters are coming to town and to prepare for violence.

http://timeoutchicago.com/things-to-do/this-week-in-chicago/15064765/chicago-cultural-advisory-council-begins-bracing-for-g-8-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAUOdpVo6I4

Katy Hogan interviews Joe Iosbaker, activist in the Coalition Against the NATO/G8 agenda of war and poverty. The coalition is seeking permits for public demonstration during the NATO/G8 meeting planned for Chicago in May 2012 at McCormick Place.

"Oh, Rahmfather, where have you gone? - December 18, 2011 - As Chicago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel begins to ruthlessly amass new powers under the
pretext that he needs more control to host the NATO and G-8 summits in
May, I long for a simpler time."
 
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-kass-1218-20111218,0,5488903,full.column

Big Shoulders in Chicago and Kabul
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-kelly/chicago-g8-meeting_b_1156106.html

Kabul — NATO/G8 meetings are scheduled to take place from May 19-21 next year in Chicago. Plans are ramping up everywhere. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmussen exulted over bringing NATO and the G8 to Chicago, and Clinton promised to call Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and convey Rasmussen’s glowing opinion that Chicago, built upon diversity and determination, shares values that underpin NATO. Activists on the ground, envisioning a different kind of Chicago, and bracing themselves for the crushing, militarized police response that in recent years has consistently met protesters at these events, can only hope that this is not the case.

 
http://www.wbez.org/story/protestors-cry-foul-over-proposed-g8-nato-restrictions-94957#
 
Protestors cry foul over proposed G8, NATO restrictions
 
Listen to this Story
 
MICHELL ELOY | DEC. 15, 2011
 
Protesters are criticizing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to raise
fines and tighten security measures during the upcoming G8 and NATO
summits.
Good work to everyone who prepared this action and took part in it.
 
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/12/13/mayor-apologizes-in-advance-for-disruptions-from-g8nato-summits/
 
 
And here is a link to photos taken by Adam Rosen, Communications
Director os SEIU Local 73:
 
https://picasaweb.google.com/108667129718936131136/G8SummitProtestPressConference121311
Did you see this article in the Tribune?
> http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-emanuel-g8-protesters-have-rights-but-so-do-i-20111213,0,4217716.story
>

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http://www.npr.org/2011/11/30/142961338/occupy-chicago-a-dry-run-for-upcoming-events

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-g8-nato-chicago-sacks-20111123,0,4988790.story

Chicago Tribune
November 23, 2011

Focus turning to NATO, G-8 summits in Chicago

Michael Sacks is vice chairman of World Business Chicago, which will be in charge of much of the high-level schmoozing that goes on between a host city and world leaders at May’s NATO and G-8 gatherings.
By David Heinzmann and Jeff Coen

-World Business Chicago, a group of executives headed by Sacks, will act as the host committee…The business group’s importance to City Hall has grown since Emanuel took office, and its leaders have had to address questions about the closed-door nature of their operations…
-Earlier this fall, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave Chicago $55 million to begin preparing for the summits…

http://www.chicagojournal.com/News/11-02-2011/Chicago_preparing_for_next_spring%27s_G8_and_NATO_summit_to_overrun_neighborhood

Chicago preparing for next spring’s G8 and NATO summit to overrun neighborhood

Global leaders force South Loop shift

11/02/2011 10:00 PM

By BEN MEYERSON
Editor

This summer, Mayor Rahm Emanuel talked his former boss, President Obama, into bringing two simultaneous meetings of the world’s most powerful politicians and military leaders to Chicago for the annual G8 and NATO summits.

8-28-11

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-local-activists-gear-up-for-g8-nato-summits-planned-for-city-20110828,0,1771314.story

Local activists gear up for G8, NATO summits planned for city

By Andy Grimm Tribune reporter

8:31 p.m. CDT, August 28, 2011

Activists are planning massive demonstrations to coincide with the G8 and NATO summits in Chicago scheduled for spring 2012, with crowds of protesters likely to reach “tens of thousands,” organizers said.

More than 160 members representing about 50 groups from across the U.S. and Canada gathered Sunday at the Chicago-Kent College of Law to discuss strategy and start planning two large-scale protests and a march that during the week-long joint summit, which is set for mid-May.

PRH quotes:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-01-18/news/ct-met-emanuel-summits-20120118_1_g-8and-nato-protest-rules-world-leaders

Rev. Jesse Jackson plans protest during NATO Summit in Chicago

  • THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • First Posted: April 23, 2012 – 6:17 pm

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/e326e8cf221d491bbc87e6013ef4c6ad/IL–NATO-Summit-Jackson/

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