Charges against Chicago activist Pat Hunt dropped; city attorney admits arrest "just practice for G8/NATO"By syndicated_content on 10 Dec 2011
On October 8, 2011, Chicago activist Pat Hunt was arrested over two alleged ordinance violations during the Chicago grassroots protest over the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.
On December 6th, the City of Chicago dropped the charges against Hunt. National Lawyers Guild attorney Jeff Frank said that the violations were simply a cover for harassing protesters, and Hunt was targeted because she was the signatory of the protest permit application. Indeed, an attorney with the city even admitted: "You know, this is just practice for G8/NATO." Read more
Chicago Independent TV in December: 9/11 Anniversary, Rahm's Sordid History, Hackergate comes to ChicagoBy syndicated_content on 10 Dec 2011
The December 2011 episode of Chicago Independent Television features segments about the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with dueling demonstrations squaring off at ground zero, the sordid history of Chicago's new mayor Rahm Emanuel, and reaction from Chicago media activists to the "hackergate" scandal rocking the media empire of News Corporation's Rupert Murdoch.
Chicago Independent TV in November: Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Chicago, Afghanistan War Anniversary ProtestBy syndicated_content on 07 Nov 2011
The November 2011 episode of Chicago Independent Television includes segments direct from the scenes of Occupy Wall Street in New York and Occupy Chicago in the Windy City, as well as with a recent protest for peace in Chicago on the tenth anniversary of the U.S. war in Afghanistan.
"Thousands gathered and marched on October 22 for the second weekend in a row to occupy public space at Congress Parkway and Michigan Avenue as part of the groundswell of support for the international 'Occupy Wall Street' movement for economic justice. More than a hundred occupiers were arrested — including National Nurses United nurses for refusing to abandon their first aid tent to support protesters/occupiers in Grant Park. Nurses are calling an emergency picket on Monday, October 24 at 10AM at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., to demand that all charges against protesters be dropped and the City end its refusal to grant public access to public spaces and end its attacks on civil liberties.
From the newswire: "1,500 people gathered at Congress Parkway and Michigan Avenue to protest the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the US war in Afghanistan — the longest war in U.S. history [and Afghanistan history too]. At the end, hundreds marched [throughout downtown Chicago and went] to the Occupy Chicago/Occupy Wall Street picket at Jackson and LaSalle St."