Posts tagged "G8"

Rev. Jackson's endorsement of NATO protest strengthens bond between anti-poverty, anti-war groups

Rev. Jackson's endorsement of NATO protest strengthens bond between anti-poverty, anti-war groups
Since plans for the NATO summit in Chicago were announced, advocates working on issues of poverty in Chicago have found increasingly common cause with anti-war protesters. The endorsement of the May 20 march against NATO earlier this month by Rev. Jesse Jackson, along with support from Rev. Phil Blackwell, National Nurses United and members of... Read more »

NATO summit count-off: How much will the May summit really cost the city?

There have been a lot of numbers thrown out about the coming NATO summit–tens of millions in expected costs to the city while thousands of delegates, journalists and protesters are expected to converge on the city. Though the G8 summit will no longer figure in these calculations since it was moved to Camp David, Md.,... Read more »

Race and poverty roundup: See ya G8, foreclosure crisis hits churches and Honda comes under pressure

What’s moving in the world of race and poverty, on Chicago Muckrakers weekly. In a gasp heard around the city, Chicagoans found out that the long-planned G8 summit would no longer be held in Chicago. Instead, the leaders of the world’s most powerful nations will meet at Camp David. Occupy Chicago celebrated with a victory... Read more »
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Occupy neighborhood groups say protest provision will chill political speech of communities of color

Occupy neighborhood groups say protest provision will chill political speech of communities of color
Occupy neighborhood groups have sent out a stern letter to their local aldermen about Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new protest provision, saying the measures will keep low-income communities from speaking out against budget cuts hurting their neighborhoods. “It is difficult to overstate the contrast between celebrating the life and work of Dr. [Martin Luther] King [Jr.]... Read more »