“Your NATO/G8 Primer” @ Chicago Reader

Posted on February 20, 2012

Ben Joravsky and Mick Dumke — February 16, 2012: “On January 26, the activist organization Adbusters, which helped spark the Occupy Wall Street movement, called for at least 50,000 “redeemers, rebels and radicals” to visit Chicago in the month of May for “the biggest multinational occupation of a summit meeting the world has ever seen.”

‘And if they don’t listen,’ the statement vowed, ‘we’ll flashmob the streets, shut down stock exchanges, campuses, corporate headquarters and cities across the globe.’

It’s not known how many demonstrators will respond to the call. But there’s little question that thousands of out-of-town visitors will descend on the city to attend, observe, and protest two scheduled summits of the most powerful leaders in the world.

What is in question is how it will impact—and what it will cost—the people of Chicago.


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