Come to Chicago in May–Protest the NATO/G8 Summits

The Alliance for Global Justice wants to encourage all supporters of peace and justice to go to Chicago in May to protest the Summits of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Group of 8 (G8)–the eight governments with the world’s largest economies. The NATO Summit will be in Chicago on May 20 and 21. The G8 Summit had àlso been planned for Chicago, but the popular movement forced them to cancel and reschedule at Camp David for May 18 and 19.

NATO and the G8 are two of the main international institutions through which the US/Corporate Empire wields its military and economic power on behalf of the 1%. Their War and Poverty Agenda also includes an anti-environment agenda. The wars they wage and the trade policies they pursue threaten the livelihood and health of communities around the world with their never-ending quest to open up natural resources to private plunder.

AFGJ urges people to come to Chicago in May as we join together to say a resounding “NO!” to the NATO/G8 and “YES!” to the power of the 99% and a Nato and G8-Free Future! Let’s stand up with one voice in defense of our neighborhoods, our land, our air and our water against the assaults of those whose main motivation is selfishness and greed.

Over the coming weeks, we will be sending out a number of emails to help keep our supporters abreast of the latest news and developments regarding the NATO/G8 protests.

Meanwhile we suggest you mark the following dates and visit the following links to make your plans as you get ready to:

COME TO CHICAGO IN MAY!

* MAY 12 AND 13: Join Jesse Jackson, Col. Ann Wright (Ret.), Medea Manjamin, Kathy Kelly and others at the PEOPLE’S SUMMIT

* MAY 18 AND 19: Join Tom Hayden, John Nichols, Vijay Prashad, Sarita Gupta and others at the COUNTER SUMMIT

* May 20: March and Rally to Protest NATO, starting at noon at Petrillo Bandshell. The Iraq Veteran’s Against the War (IVAW) will be marching with us in solidarity. At the end of the march, within sight and sound of McCormick Place, members of IVAW will conduct the closing ceremony where they will return their medals to NATO. It will be a moving event, and not to be missed.May 20: March and Rally to Protest NATO, starting at noon at Petrillo Bandshell. The Iraq Veteran’s Against the War (IVAW) will be marching with us in solidarity. At the end of the march, within sight and sound of McCormick Place, members of IVAW will conduct the closing ceremony where they will return their medals to NATO. It will be a moving event, and not to be missed.