MENA Mashup: G-8, Weapons for Peace, Iran, and Turkey

By: Wednesday June 19, 2013 8:00 pm

Turkey unrest: ‘Standing Man’ inspires hundreds with silent vigil in Taksim Square
Government denies that it would restrict the use of Twitter or other social media.


MENA Mashup: Putin, Rohani, Syria, and Turkey

By: Saturday June 15, 2013 8:00 pm

I always hate to see a good man forced to eat crow.

Chicago Activists Take on City’s New Protest Ordinances

By: Friday March 23, 2012 11:25 am

A battle over the city of Chicago’s new ordinances passed in the run-up to planned NATO/G8 summits is brewing. Activists that have been organizing protests for the upcoming NATO summit had their march permit denied this week. Just yesterday, they appealed the decision which means organizers will be going before a city commission to argue for the city to grant a permit for a march route proposed for the NATO summit.

Protest Fears and Relocating the G8 Summit to Camp David

By: Wednesday March 7, 2012 1:40 pm

The Obama Administration recently announced the G8 summit would be moved from Chicago to the secluded Camp David. For most of Chicago, the announcement was confounding. The city had been preparing for months and now, just over two months before the summit was to take place, Mayor Rahm Emanuel lost the privilege to host the summit and show off the city to some major world leaders. But you can understand why they did this.

Chicago City Council Passes Rahm Emanuel’s Anti-Protest Ordinances

By: Wednesday January 18, 2012 3:40 pm

Two ordinances drawn up for controlling protests and maintaining security in the city of Chicago during upcoming NATO/G8 meetings passed through the Chicago City Council today. The ordinances, which organizers from Occupy Chicago and the Coalition Against the NATO/G8 (CANG8) call “sit down and shut up” ordinances, were met with some opposition that led to revisions, but not enough to allay concerns of critics, including ACLU and Occupy Chicago.

Rahm Ramps up the Repression in Chicago: New Protest Rules Ahead of the G-8/NATO Meetings

By: Tuesday January 17, 2012 12:00 pm

Ahead of the overlapping G-8 and NATO summits in Chicago May 19th-21st Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ramped up the repression of principled dissent in a city that has quite the history of it. New restrictions on parades and demonstrations go far beyond current rules.

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