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Does anybody know why people are protesting NATO?

(Chicago Trib)– The first major demonstration of the NATO summit weekend descends on Daley Plaza today, promising to gather thousands of people protesting government economic policies they believe benefit wealthy corporate interests at the expense of working people around the planet. Led by a California-based nurses organization that chartered more than a dozen buses to carry protesters from cities across the country, the event will be the first major crowd-management challenge for Chicago police who have been reacting to smaller demonstrations all week. In addition to members of National Nurses United, the rally at Daley Plaza will draw demonstrators from the Occupy movement and myriad other protest groups who have been focused on this weekend since President Barack Obama announced last year that world leaders would gather here for both the NATO and G-8 meetings. Although Obama decided in March to move G-8 to the presidential retreat at Camp David, protest groups have merged their criticism of military and economic policies to make Chicago the singular focus of demonstrations.

Even though I ignore real news at all costs, the protests surrounding the NATO summit just can’t be ignored.  Train schedules changed, first floor windows boarded up, Cops everywhere, etc.  It’s wicked annoying.  NATO is just having a summit meeting.  What’s the big deal?  I seriously don’t get it.  Who protests NATO?  If you are protesting NATO you’re kind of saying that you just hate everyone in Western Civilization.  Are these the same people who were occupying shit last fall?  This must be the busiest time of these douche bag occupiers’ lives.  Like how can they possibly be two places at once?  Work in shifts?  Chant shit on Franklin Street in the morning and then head over to the Daley Plaza at night?  I mean get these people a warm bed and hot tea because they have got to be absolutely gassed.  Here is the thing though, if you want to get your point a cross(if you have one) you’ve got a much better chance at getting through to me if you aren’t breaking windows and ruining my city.  Just saying.



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  1. Danny
    May 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    The people breaking windows and ruining our city aren’t occupiers. Many people who support the occupy movement will be protesting, but they will do so peacefully. The occupy movement is a peaceful movement. The violence that you’ll see over the next couple of days is the result of hardcore anarchist groups looking to find trouble.

    • Jamie
      May 20, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      Be honest for once. Occupy, Ad Busters, George Soros and his Tides Center have partnered with anarchist groups such as the Ruckus Society,Code Pink, Anarchist Alliance and The Catholic Workers Union (Radical Dorothy Gay’s very un-Catholic Socialist group who made a show of “storming” the president at the White House) have been training with Occupy to protest NATO, President Obama named Dorothy Gay as a “great reformer” at the President’s Prayer Breakfast. All these people work for B.O. and as “community organizers” are all engaged in their merry plan to bring down free nations and replace them with socialist muck. Why do you think he is safely at Camp David in far away Maryland?

    May 20, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    NATO is part of a global conspiracy to take over the world.

    May 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm


  4. Jamie
    May 20, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    No, Occupy and the so-called anarchists and socialists working with BO are a global conspiracy to take over the world – at least what is left of the free world. What do you think BO’s next job will be if he doesn’t end up in jail? Head of the UN Security Council, of course! He is a globalist and he reeks of globalist money and corruption. The emperor has no clothes and he’s playing you all like idiot pawns. Have you not noticed that socialist countries always end up as dictatorships? This one will too.

  5. rabblerabble
    June 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    you think that NATO= everyone in the western world.

    that’s why we need the demonstrations.

  6. rabblerabble
    June 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    those guys breaking windows are feds, btw. derp.

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