On May 16, 2012, Chicago cops raided an apartment in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago in an all-too-common attempt to scare people away from the imminent protests against the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit. With...Show More Summary
Noteworthy new reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following (all pdf). “Enlargement Issues at NATO’s Bucharest Summit,” March 12, 2008. “The NATO Summit at Bucharest, 2008,” March 24, 2008. “Selected Federal Homeland Security Assistance Programs: A Summary,” updated January 31, 2008. Show More Summary
A Cook County judge presiding over a criminal case stemming from last year’s NATO summit in Chicago ruled today that the state's terrorism law is constitutional.
Syria’s opposition chief took the Syria seat in the Arab League summit held in Doha on Tuesday and demanded in a fiery address that the Syrian opposition be granted the Syria seat in the United Nations. Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib, head of the Syrian National Coalition opposition grouping, also insisted that Syria’s future should not be [...]
Respectfully submitted by Lawrence E. Rafferty (rafflaw)- Guest Blogger You may recall the demonstrations against the NATO Summit that was taking place in Chicago in May of 2012. On May 16th, 2012, the Chicago Police Department made a military style raid on an apartment where several demonstrators were staying during the Summit. “On May 16, [...]
That includes almost $19 million in overtime for city employees and nearly $700,000 paid to municipalities for use of their police force. [ more › ]
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 constitutionality of an untested Illinois anti-terrorism statute under which they were charged.
And we're sure he's trying to figure out how to pocket it: Six months after the NATO summit, City Hall has hit the total button on the cost of hosting and protecting world leaders at a gathering that was historic for Chicago but a stretch...Show More Summary
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said sending the officers to Charlotte was necessary for "reciprocity" for all the out-of-state police officers who served in Chicago during the NATO summit. [ more › ]
Turns out that my May 2012 spring media stay at the JW Marriott Chicago might have placed me on the front line in more ways than one. My stay coincided with the lead up to the Chicago NATO Summit where everyday I saw more police than protestors on the streets of the financial district. In [...]
The upcoming summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) will be held in Tehran from August 26 to 31, 2012. The NAM and its summit are mostly ignored in the Atlanticist world of the United States and NATO, but this year’s gathering has gotten the attention of the Atlanticists and their press. Show More Summary
Still not getting the bills paid: Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has made its second reimbursement request for expenses incurred during the NATO summit here in May, including a claim for more than $300,000 for costs to the CTA and more than $900,000 for police agencies. Show More Summary
At May's NATO summit in Chicago, some points were made clear. Afghans have two years to get their act together, backtrack, and tastefully re-embrace participatory politics. So what happens if they don't?
In May thousands of protesters took to the streets of Chicago during the NATO summit. Artist Luke Radl takes us through the street protests from an on-the-ground perspective in his comic Chicago is My Kind of Town, published at Cartoon Movement. Show More Summary
Three men known as the "NATO 3" pleaded not guilty Monday to charges they plotted to blow up political targets during the NATO summit in Chicago in May, the NBCChicago.com reported.
The meetings have been coming at high speed for world leaders. After the NATO summit and the G8 in Chicago and just before the Earth Summit in Rio, then the EU summit in Brussels in late June, Alfredo Jalife analyses the G20 meeting that took place in Mexico on 18-19 June. Show More Summary
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and organizers for the May NATO summit promised that Chicago taxpayers would spend a dime toward the costs of the summit. On Friday the city filed its first reimbursement requests to federal authorities, the first of many expected to be filed in the coming weeks. [ more › ]
They go up. They go down. Sideways is next. And no two sets seem to match : Policing the NATO summit last month racked up about $15 million in overtime for Chicago Police officers, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration said Friday as it...Show More Summary
Though prosecutors haven’t made it easy, defense attorneys for three defendants facing terrorism charges surrounding the NATO summit protests have obtained an 11 count indictment against them. [ more › ]
Lawyers representing three individuals who came to Chicago in May to protest at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit and who were indicted just over a week ago on terrorism-related charges have obtained a copy of the indictments. The list includes eleven alleged crimes; but no physical evidence has been shown yet.