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#noNATO Jail Solidarity
Two weeks ago, thousands of people from the social justice movement, peace advocates, occupiers, students, and labor came together to face the forces of the self-appointed world police and military arm of the 1%: NATO. Demonstrators protested the culture of militarism war, and oppression pursued by NATO, by creatively bringing their messages to the streets. The Chicago Police department went about attacking peaceful demonstrators in the form of direct assault, disappearance, general harassment, fear-mongering, and misinformation. As of now there are still 8 #noNATO activists being held on a variety of bogus charges from accusations of terrorism to resisting arrest. Please support them financially by donating to the bail fund here. For more information on how to support through other means (visitations, letters, etc.) click here.
Occupy these Upcoming Events
Wednesday, May 30, 7:00PM to Friday, June 1, 6:00PM
#noNATO Jail Support Meeting
Friday, June 1, 5:30PM-7:30PM
Come and discuss jail support and what Occupy Chicago can do to help the 5 occupiers being framed with terrorism charges along with the other fellow comrades that are still in jail for for other charges following the NATO summit. Discussion will include fundraising ideas, letter writing, jail visitations, and any other ideas that come up.
Chicago Peoples’ Library Campaign – Albany Park Library
Saturday, June 2, 12:00PM
After much pressure from the Peoples’ Library Campaign for a public hearing about the future of the Albany Park neighborhood library, last Thursday city officials presented their idea for a $15 million dollar new construction. While the campaign has been successful in preventing them from closing it down on June 9th, the library is still scheduled for demolition this fall with no plans for continued services. This is a meeting called by concerned members of the community to learn about and discuss alternative TIF spending and options to improve normal library services. The library is one of many in the city slated for cuts by Mayor 1%.
Saturday, June 2, 1:00-2:00PM
We’ll have a mix of newbies, occupiers and activists. Our hope is to give the lay of the land, discuss the issues we all care about and get people immediately connected to the groups and projects that they are most passionate about. We’ll also aim to give people the basic tools needed to occupy – some basic effective organizing tips, ways to use social media, etc. Come Occupy with us!
Saturday, June 2, 5:00-7:00PM
Saturday, June 2, 7:00-9:00PM
Monday, June 4, 5:30PM
On Monday June 4th @5:30PM we will be gathering at Jackson and Lasalle in response to the recent police crackdown on occupy activists. We will be marching to city hall and having a speak out at Daley Plaza to denounce the infilitration and repression of the Occupy Movement, evident most during the week of the NATO summit here in Chicago
Weekly Neighborhood Occupation Meetings
Occupy Rogers Park General Assembly
Occupy El Barrio General Assembly
Occupy the South Side General Assembly/Teach-In’s
Occupy Evanston General Assembly
Occupy Chicago Northwest Side Assembly
Occupy Chicago General Assembly
Wednesday and Saturdays 7:00PM-9:00PM
Working Group Meetings
Saturday, June 2, 2:00PM-4:00PM
Coalition Against Corporate Higher Education
Saturday, June 2, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Tuesday, June 5, 6:30-8:30pm
Occupy the Date
Thursday, June 14, 6:00PM
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