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Ready to Occupy? What You Need to Know about H.R. 347, the "Criminalizing Protest" Law

Spring has sprung, the grass is riz... and the Occupy movement is about to ramp up again. Activists recently announced a general strike for May 1, and protests are expected at the NATO summit on May 20 in Chicago. Later, of course, we can expect demonstrations in connection with the Republican National Convention in Tampa in late August and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in early September.
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Illinois State Terrorism Law’s Constitutionality Challenged by Lawyers for NATO 3

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (2 years ago)

Three Occupy activists known as the “NATO 3,” who came to Chicago to protest at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit last May and were arrested and later indicted on terrorism charges, are challenging the constitutio... Read Post

Police and Photography: Can’t Stop the Signal

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the ACLU (2 years ago)

There’s been an uptick in protest activity this month around the country–May Day saw a resurgence in the Occupy movement, and further protests are expected around the NATO summit in Chicago, set for May 20th. It’s a safe bet that th... Read Post

Protesting NATO: What to Know About the Secret Service and H.R. 347

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the ACLU (2 years ago)

The forthcoming summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, set for May 20 and 21 in Chicago, could be the first public test of H.R. 347, the recently passed law that expanded the ability of the Secret Service to suppress prot... Read Post


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