Posts tagged "NATO"
Race, poverty and politics: Springfield passes some bills at deadline, skips some; gun violence on the rise; where's the NATO money?
The folks over at the Chicago Reader have been dutifully following the money around May’s NATO summit in a case they have dubbed “the nebulous NATO grant funds.” When the summit plans were first announced, a chunk of the money to pay for it was expected to come from federal grant money (and the rest... Read more »
Race, poverty and politics: NATO and Chicago's finest; 3rd-party candidate talks politics; Medicaid cuts pass House
As the city winds down from a weekend of riot police and protesters, different takes on the NATO summit are emerging. Despite claims of police abuse during the NATO summit, much of Chicago media has lionized Chicago Police Department superintendent Gary McCarthy. The Chicago Sun-Times ran a cover story saying “the city has a new... Read more »
What's up this week: Democrat leaders to pick 3rd-party candidate to face indicted state Rep. Smith; NATO protesters eye Boeing Monday
Nine Chicago Democratic committeeman will meet downtown Tuesday morning to interview and pick a third-party candidate to run in the 10th District state race in November. The handpicked candidate will represent the newly formed 10th District Unity Party. He or she will run against indicted 10th District state Rep. Derrick Smith, who is facing a... Read more »
Race, poverty and politics: Dubious NATO arrests; low-income parents get reprieve; campaign finance loophole
Nine anti-NATO activists were arrested in the raid of a Bridgeport home on Wednesday night. The National Lawyers Guild condemned the action and said that none of the activists had yet been charged, nor had the Chicago Police Department produced a warrant for the raid. Officers confiscated a cell phone, as well as beer-making equipment... Read more »
Will police's 'snatch and grab' tactic for NATO hurt communities already heavily policed? Some worry it will
What are the connections between the proposed immigration detention center in Crete, a small town just south of Chicago, and an international military alliance? Lots, say a group of activists connecting the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to immigration issues in Chicago. A protest outside of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in downtown Chicago, said Crystal Vance... Read more »
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 »