Sebastian Senakiewicz and Mark Neiweem are getting less public attention than three other NATO protesters locked up on bomb-related charges. But Occupy Chicago activists pulled off a defiant display inside a Cook County courtroom to let the two know they are not going it alone.
Back in January, the anti-consumerist website Adbusters had high hopes for mass protests in Chicago right around this time. We try get a better sense for what kind of protests we might expect during and leading up to the NATO summit on May 20 and 21.
Activists say a May Day rally in Chicago includes the Occupy movement along with it usual focus on immigrant rights.Organizer Orlando Sepulveda says the anti-Wall Street groups' presence enriches the march.
Occupy Wall Street may have started out as a global movement but, in the last few months, as numerous encampments became embroiled in turf wars that were more and more local in nature, it began to look as if some of the movement’s more agglutinating issues were getting diluted.
The magazine that helped launch the Occupy Wall Street movement is calling for 50,000 protesters to come to Chicago for the NATO and G-8 summits.Adbusters Magazine is based in Canada, but has followers and fans around the world.