Report, Analysis, Blog & Vid (2 mins) CHICAGO - 125+ Catholic Workers converge in anti-NATO Chicago. Arrests in occupation of U.S. Prez Obama's campaign offices.
from 1968-2012...same shit, different war!
VIDEO CHICAGO (2 mins) - Catholic Workers arrested in anti-NATO occupation of U.S. Prez Obama's campaign offices
May 14, 201
What’s NATO Ever Done?
by JOHN LaFORGE
Wondering why anyone would confront NATO’s summit in Chicago this month? A look at some of its more well-known crimes might spark some indignation.
Desecration of corpses, indiscriminate attacks, bombing of allied troops, torture of prisoners and unaccountable drone war are a few of NATO’s outrages in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen and elsewhere. On March 20, 2012 Pakistani lawmakers demanded an end to all NATO/CIA drone strikes against their territory. As reported in The New York Times, Pakistan’s foreign secretary Jalil Jilani said April 26, 2012, “We consider drones illegal, counter-productive and accordingly, unacceptable.” On May 31 last year, Afghan President Hamid Karzai gave what he called his “last” warning against NATO’s bombing of Afghani homes, saying “If they continue their attacks on our houses … history shows what Afghans do with trespassers and with occupiers.”
While bombing Libya last March, NATO refused to aid a group of 72 migrants adrift in the Mediterranean. Only nine people on board survived. The refusal was condemned as criminal by the Council of Europe, a human rights watchdog.
More than 125 Catholic Workers from across the U.S. have converged at the Holy Innocents Convent on the near northwest side of Chicago for the Midwest Catholic Worker Faith and Resistance Retreat the week before the G8/NATO summit protests.
Des Moines (Iowa) Catholic Workers Aaron Jorgensen-Briggs and David Goodner are
blogging about their trip at http://fromplatotonato.blogspot.com
First post: From Plato to NATO: Jesus Journalism and the Week
Second post: One Safe House at a Time,
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