Homeland Security urging downtown residents to "leave the city"
Thats not true sweetie. They are simply asking people not to come downtown. If those need to be at work most places are asking their employees to stay at hotels in the downtown area. And many many people are obeying. I live in Chicago so I know whats happening and the media here are not screaming awful as of now.
Though your brother's bound and gagged. And they've chained him to a chair. Won't you please come to Chicago. Just to sing. In a land that's known as freedom. How can such a thing be fair? Won't you please come to Chicago. For the help that we can bring. We can change the world. Rearrange the world. It's dying to get better.
Politicians, sit yourselves down. There's nothing for you here. Won't you please come to Chicago. For a ride. Don't ask Jack to help you. 'Cause he'll turn the other ear. Won't you please come to Chicago. Or else join the other side. We can change the world. Rearrange the world. It's dying.
If you believe in justice. If you believe in freedom. Let a man live his own life. Rules and regulations, who needs them? Throw them out the door, oh yeah. Somehow people must be free. I hope the day comes soon. Won't you please come to Chicago? And show your face.
From the bottom of the ocean. To the mountains on the moon. Won't you please come to Chicago? No one else can take your place. We can change the world. Rearrange the world. It's dying. If you believe in justice. If you believe in freedom. Let a man live his own life. Rules and regulations, who needs them? Help us make some more... CS&N
Won’t you please come to Chicago, show your face by Digby dwr It really doesn’t take much imagination to realize that militarizing the police and outfitting them as if they are about to mount an assault on Fallujah (when they are really just manning a political protest) might lead them to adopt the attitude that they are at war against their fellow citizens.
VIDEO: Chicago Police Attack Press,Use Bikes As WeaponsTracey Pollock, a credentialed photographer for The UpTake, is attacked by police in Chicago during an anti-NATO protest on Saturday. Before the attack, police were using their bicycles as weapons to force back the crowd which was staging a march without a permit.
Police had formed a barricade; as you can see from the video, there was some sort of incident along the barricade. Pollock tried to get closer to see what was happening when a police officer reached up, grabbed her lens and tried to rip her camera away. The officer then pushed her over some bicycles. Read more
Chicago Police Accused of Planting Evidenceon "NATO 3" ProtestersLawyers for three protesters arrested on terrorist-related charges ahead of the Nato summit accused police of entrapping them and encouraging an alleged bomb-making effort. READ MORE
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"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe."~ Frederick Douglass
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Chicago police accused of intimidation googleThe Days of Rage demonstrations1968 Democratic National ConventionFormer '60s Activist Bill Ayers Among May Day Protesters
An Account of the Chicago Seven Conspiracy Trial of 1969-70.
“Naturally the common people don't want war…but after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship…all you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.” Herman Goering, the Nuremberg Trials
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