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prepping for NATO summit

Posted by wlpo on May 13, 2012

Hundreds of activists gathering in Chicago have begun to take aim at next weekend’s NATO summit. A coalition of protest groups including Chicago’s branch of the Occupy movement are holding workshops Saturday and Sunday. Topics range from protest tactics to ways U.S. activists can help oppose the presence of American and NATO bases around the world. Economic and social issues like joblessness, racial inequality and health care are also being discussed. The event, dubbed The People’s Summit, is being held at Occupy Chicago’s headquarters in a former factory. Participants have come from as far away as Europe and Afghanistan. One organizer, Pat Hunt, says she expects next week’s protests to be peaceful and festive, with banners, sound systems and performers. The only troublemakers, she says, will be from NATO.

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