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Chicago and the NATO Summit

 
 
Irishk
 
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Reply Fri 18 May, 2012 11:30 am
@wandeljw,
Nurses? Are they pro-NATO or anti-NATO?
wandeljw
 
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Reply Fri 18 May, 2012 11:55 am
@Irishk,
Those representing the nurse organization are anti-war and anti-one-percenters.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 18 May, 2012 12:24 pm
@wandeljw,
What do the nurses think NATO has to do with Medicare?



(truly bizarre)
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 18 May, 2012 12:48 pm
@wandeljw,
They could have made a better choice of head apparel. Those make them look kinda like dunces.
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Fri 18 May, 2012 01:37 pm
ehBeth and JPB,
They are wearing Robin Hood caps. Their main target is the one percenters. They are also have tables with free food (give people food, not bombs).
JPB
 
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Reply Fri 18 May, 2012 01:38 pm
@wandeljw,
Yeah, that was a little clearer on the pic from the Tribune

http://www.trbimg.com/img-4fb69230/turbine/chi-first-nato-weekend-rally-unfolds-at-daley-plaza-20120518/400/16x9
wandeljw
 
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Reply Fri 18 May, 2012 01:45 pm
People have started marching now. At least one arrest has been reported. Police are trying to contain marchers to a certain area.

http://api.plixi.com/api/tpapi.svc/imagefromurl?size=medium&url=http%3A%2F%2Flockerz.com%2Fs%2F209964054
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 18 May, 2012 01:45 pm
@JPB,
they look like extras from robin hood, men in tights...
Baldimo
 
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Reply Fri 18 May, 2012 01:52 pm
@wandeljw,
What a bunch of idiots.

Robin Hood stole from the "rich" and gave to the poor. The only problem with their use of it is this. The rich in the story was King Richard and his lackey the Sheriff of Nottingham. The Sheriff would come and take the money from the peasants in the form of taxes and give them to the King who was the rich guy.

wandeljw
 
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Reply Fri 18 May, 2012 01:58 pm
Quote:
Protesters march through streets after rally ends
(The Associated Press, minutes ago)

Hundreds of protesters are marching through the streets of Chicago, chanting slogans and taunting police.

Activists left an earlier rally that drew thousands to Daley Plaza, where a national nurses' union called for a "Robin Hood" tax on banks' financial transactions. Chicago police arrested at least one demonstrator as the nurses' rally broke up. About a dozen police officers, some wearing riot gear, surrounded the protesters.

Police are following the breakaway marchers on bicycles and are blocking some streets with horses.

Nurses were joined by members of the Occupy movement, as well as anti-war activists, veterans, union members and others.

Friday's protests are considered a prelude to a much larger protest expected Sunday, when the two-day NATO summit begins in Chicago.
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Fri 18 May, 2012 03:22 pm
Protesters are marching but are being stopped by police from entering certain streets.

http://api.plixi.com/api/tpapi.svc/imagefromurl?size=medium&url=http%3A%2F%2Flockerz.com%2Fs%2F209978482
Irishk
 
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Reply Fri 18 May, 2012 03:28 pm
@Rockhead,
The green hats? Didn't Peter Pan have a hat like that? That's what I thought they looked like lol.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 19 May, 2012 02:21 am
@Baldimo,
You really need to read more. Richard was out of the country, it was his brother Prince John who was the villan of the piece.
Irishk
 
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Reply Sat 19 May, 2012 07:36 am
@wandeljw,
I think they (the nurses) originally signed up to protest at the G-8 summit, but then when it got switched to Camp David, they decided to keep to their schedule anyway and protest at the NATO thing.
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Sat 19 May, 2012 08:19 am
So far demonstrations here in Chicago have been peaceful. Citizens need an opportunity to repond to what politicians and other elite are planning. The protesters are providing the citizen response.
JPB
 
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Reply Sat 19 May, 2012 08:24 am
@wandeljw,
Quote:
Three protesters at the NATO summit in Chicago have been charged with terrorism conspiracy stemming from allegations that they planned to make Molotov cocktails, police said. ... Stoppa identified the men charged as 20-year-old Brian Church, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; 24-year-old Jared Chase, of Keene, N.H.; and 24-year-old Brent Vincent Betterly, of Oakland Park, Mass. ... "It's outrageous for the city to apply terrorism charges when it's the police who have been terrorizing activists and threatening their right to protest." More


And so it begins... the professional protesters have arrived.
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Sat 19 May, 2012 08:31 am
@JPB,
Outside agitators!
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 19 May, 2012 09:36 am
**** like we see at all these international meetings is the exact reason why these countries and their leaders should get together on an uninhabited island and have their meetings


to make things even better, the island should be nuked at some random point during the meetings
RABEL222
 
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Reply Sat 19 May, 2012 09:54 am
@Baldimo,
Your worrying about the wrong people. Its usually the protestor who gets his head bashed in by a flash bang weapon. the pols have already started to give the protestors a bad name by arresting three kids and accusing them of making molitov bombs. Politics as usual in Chicago.
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Irishk
 
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Reply Sat 19 May, 2012 09:57 am
@djjd62,
Heh. And here I was just going to suggest dropping them off on the island and then sinking the boat!
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