Posted on May 22, 2012 by willyloman
by Scott Creighton
“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies.”
Scott N sent me a link to a 19 minute video of a NATO protest march in Chicago. Want the big news? Nothing happened. No violence. No police brutality. No agent provocateurs. No tear gassing little girls. No false flag attacks. No Alex Jones bullhorns. Just thousands and thousands of people demonstrating. Together.
Huge numbers of people from all walks of life walked calmly down the street to show their desire to see the North Atlantic Treaty Organization disbanded. They were there to say “no” to the G8 and NATO warmongers.
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Posted on May 21, 2012 by willyloman
by Scott Creighton
The three activists who have been arrested and charged with serious terrorism related charges, Bryan Church, Jarred Chase, Brent Betterly, released a video of them being detained and searched on May 9th driving around Chicago. The video they posted shows Chicago police officers threatening them with violence and making the statements “ok, now we’ll beat your white ass“…and …”save it for the protest… we’ll come look for you. each and every one of you“
Well, seems like they found ‘em.
According to the lawyer for the NATO 3 and information included in the arrest affidavit, undercover cops with the Chicago PD had infiltrated the group of activists and left behind the Molotov cocktails just prior to the raid. Their lawyer claims the three of them had no idea the illegal materials were there.
“We believe these are fabricated charges that are based on police informants and provocateurs,” said Deutsch. “This is a common pattern for people protesting. We know there were two police informants who infiltrated the group and we believe they’re the ones who provoked this and they’re the ones who had the illegal activity and the illegal materials. That’s our understanding.”
“Why would police do such a thing?,” Deutsch was asked in a press gathering in the aftermath of the bail hearing.
His response: “To discredit protesters that come to the city and to make it seem like the police are under attack when people are peacefully protesting.” Inside the courtroom, Deutsch said, “This is just propaganda to create a climate of fear. My clients came to peacefully protest.” Truthout
Below is the video posted May 9th by the NATO 3 prior to their arrest and the interview with their lawyer.
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