Why, if NATO was built to contain Soviet aggression, does the military alliance continue to exist more than 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union? No one at the summit will pose that question — but demonstrators will.
Before NATO and G-8 leaders meet in Chicago and Camp David, community groups, labor unions, anti-racism organizers, Occupy activists, environmentalists, faith leaders, immigrant rights and social justice advocates gathered for The People's Summit.
Metra is putting strict security measures in place for this month's NATO summit, including barring its thousands of passengers from carrying food, liquids or backpacks. It will also close 26 stations due to staffing shortages.
A number of major Chicago streets, musesums and cultural institutions will be closed the weekend of the 2012 NATO summit, Saturday, May 19th through Monday, May 21st. Street parking will also be prohibited at many areas.