Chicago’s BlackBlock

By: Sunday May 20, 2012 6:00 pm

@Jeff Sharlet summed it up today: @JeffSharlet Masked men in all black, wearing strange armor, refuse to ID selves, carrying sticks cld be weapons. Turns out cops have a black bloc, too. Chicago today looks so much like a police state – and feels like it too. On my way earlier to the anti-NATO rally, [...]


Occupy Journalists Stopped, Searched, Handcuffed & Interrogated at Gunpoint

By: Sunday May 20, 2012 8:04 am

Under cover of the night around twelve police cars stopped five journalists when they were heading back to where they are staying in Chicago during the NATO summit. All five have been covering protests against the NATO summit for the past few days.

The five journalists included Luke Rudkowksi, who streams as @Lukewearechange, Tim Pool, who streams as @Timcast, Jeoff Shively (@Giraffa), Dustin & Jess. They are known for their work livestreaming and tweeting out regular coverage of Occupy protests.

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