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Originally posted by TsukiLunar
Originally posted by CaptainNemo
I'm going to try to go up there in protest. Not in my city
Protest what? What are you going to protest to these people who are from other countries? Huh?
Originally posted by thehoneycomb
reply to post by theubermensch
Lead by example... If you are in the Chicago area band together with like minds and start a different movement and do it right.... get the fricken city permit and hire the damn police.
I know it sounds cliche, but in the end it will be worth it and you will come out ahead.
CANG8 won a major victory on Jan. 12 when the city of Chicago, after a five-month period of uncertainty, granted permits for the May 19 march and rally. The permits were granted only after a series of protests that involved not only the antiwar and Occupy movements, but labor, religious, and community organizations as well. The victory was tempered by the contents of a cover letter attached to the permits, however, that said that these permits could be abrogated by the Secret Service and Homeland Security as the demonstration date nears. In addition, the Chicago city administration, in collaboration with the federal government, is clearly planning to use the NATO/G8 summit to set new national norms for restricting the right to protest through onerous ordinances, massive surveillance, and an extraordinary police and military presence.
Originally posted by snowspirit
They should have these meetings off shore on a large ship/yacht or something similar. The cost of these meetings is overblown because they put them in cities, and basically tell people they cannot use that section of the city.
If they were held off shore on a large yacht, or some ship that fit everyone, they probably wouldn't have even half the security costs, and they wouldn't be displacing people and businesses in the area.
The amount of money spent in Toronto a couple of years ago, on the summit, could have built a new small town.
Instead, they make a big deal about it, by putting them in the middle of large cities, and end up inviting trouble.
Tiawanda Moore didn't think she was doing anything wrong when she took out her smartphone and started recording a conversation with two Chicago police officers she says were trying to stop her from filing a sexual harassment complaint against one of their colleagues two years ago. Moore was promptly arrested and charged with violating a strict Illinois eavesdropping law that bars audio recordings unless all involved parties agree to it. Moore, then 20, spent more than two weeks in jail and faced up to 15 years in prison.