The trial in the case of three Occupy activists known as the “NATO 3,” who face terrorism and other felony conspiracy charges, has begun in Chicago.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday January 22, 2014 8:02 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday January 21, 2014 11:09 am|
Kevin Gosztola will be covering the trial of the Nato 3 at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday January 20, 2014 7:05 pm|
Three activists known as the “NATO 3″ are scheduled to go on trial tomorrow in Chicago. They were arrested days before a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in the city in May 2012 and later indicted on terrorism and other felony conspiracy charges.
The trial will be significant as it involves an untested state terrorism law. The defense has also suggested it is significant that the state of Illinois, not the federal government, has prosecuted the case.
|By: Daniel Marks Thursday January 2, 2014 4:14 pm|
A group of Occupy activists, in conversation on social media chat, thought about how to get the messages of what we stand for in all of our efforts. Too often the mainstream media can cloud a message of a movement. We are not strictly complaining, we want to solve these problems.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday September 29, 2013 6:45 am|
Climate activist Tim DeChristopher served twenty-one months in prison after disrupting a federal land auction that would have sold off the leasing rights to oil and gas companies. He stopped oil and gas companies from exploiting resources around the Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in southeastern Utah and nearby the Book Cliffs in eastern Utah.
He had not planned to buy the land, but when he was asked at the auction if he was there to bid, he saw an opportunity and said yes.
|By: David Swanson Wednesday September 25, 2013 4:35 pm|
When the Pentagon ends an occupation, crawling home from Vietnam or Iraq or Afghanistan with its Tomahawk missile dragging between its legs, it declares victory every time. And, depending on how you define victory, it certainly leaves lasting effects. The cancer and birth defects and poisoned water supplies bear witness: there was an occupation here.
When the Occupy Movement lost its presence on television and therefore in real spaces that are never quite as real as television, it too left a lasting impact.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday September 17, 2013 12:50 pm|
Two years ago, a group of Americans in New York City sparked a movement that redefined protest and struggle. Around one hundred people took over a park near Wall Street to call attention to income inequality and economic injustice.
|By: Kit OConnell Thursday August 22, 2013 4:16 pm|
Though Migs Neiweem is due to be freed in November, prison officials are bringing additional charges that could add to his sentence and endanger not just his freedom but that of future Occupy-associated political prisoners as well. “They accuse him of being an anarchist, which he is.” says Rachel Unterman. That’s not against the law — “but this is prison, so they are using it as a gang charge. The gang charges are worded so that you can apply it to almost anything.”
|By: Dennis Trainor Jr Thursday June 20, 2013 7:00 pm|
The Obama administration is brokering a secret global deal that combines all of the worst elements of NAFTA and Citizens United, shoots them up with steroids, sprinkles in a speedball and codifies these principles into a trade agreement that is in fact much more than a trade agreement. The trade agreement is the Trojan horse to bore you and put you to sleep so that when you wake up a global corporate coup will be in place creating a parallel system of justice where three private attorneys would oversee a kangaroo court set up to defend corporate interests that the laws all countries signing on to what is known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be subservient to.
|By: Oxdown Diaries Tuesday June 11, 2013 6:40 am|
It’s been about a week since Istanbul’s Taksim Square rose up, and the “Occupy Gezi” movement has since exploded across several Turkish cities, taking various forms: environmentalist sit-in, pro-democracy rally, street festival, and urban riot. [Last] week, it went on strike. Several unions are leading a work stoppage affecting some 240,000 workers. What shape the movement will take next is an open question.