Monday, April 23, 2012

[PDI] Actions from the Illinois Coalition for Justice, Peace, and the Environment

Chicago Cuba Coalition

'Humor from My Pen' - Mar 9 to Apr 28 in Chicago
Start Date: Mar 09, 2012
End Date: Apr 28, 2012

Chicago will be hosting Humor from My Pen
? an exhibit of political cartoons by Gerardo Hernandez (one of
the "Cuban Five").
The Exhibit opening is
Friday, March 9, 2012 from 6pm to 9pm.
Calles y Sueños gallery in Pilsen
1900 S. Carpenter, Chicago
and will run through April 28, 2012

Many of you know about the case of the Cuban 5 ? five Cubans
locked up for life in U.S. prisons for blowing the whistle on
"anti-Castro" terrorists operating out of Miami.
Their release is backed by former President James Carter, 10
Nobel Laureates, a wide range of U.S. celebrities (including Ed Asner,
Bonnie Raitt, Ed Asner, Danny Glover, and Jackson Browne), and also is
the single featured "Unfair Trial" in Amnesty International's latest
U.S. human rights report.

The opening will feature:
+ a solidarity celebration with victims and fighters against torture
and false imprisonment
+ appearances by Alicia Jrapko (Int?l Ctte. to Free the Five)
and Zoe Franklin (Chicago Council on Black Studies).

The exhibit is backed by an array of academic, artistic,
community, and political figures.

What's more, the exhibit will launch...

+ the First Annual Chicago Cuba Film Festival,
screening four movies, two of which are Chicago premieres.
+ a poetry event featuring Miguel Barnet,
president of Cuba's Writers and Artist Union.
+ other presentations and events,
(including a full-sized recreation of Gerardo's prison cell).

To view the full schedule of events and films, go to

You can contact us at:
Chicago Cuba Coalition 312.952.2618
Calles y Sueños Gallery 773.208.0553

Fellowship of Reconciliation, Chicago Chapter

Fellowship of Reconciliation Nonviolent Direct Action Training
Start Date: Apr 10, 2012
End Date: May 08, 2012

Stop NATO/G8 Nonviolent Direct Action Series
@ DePaul University Lincoln Park Campus
Session 1 Preparation: Undertaking the Nonviolent Commitment
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 6:30-9:30 p.m. DePaul LPC TBA
>> Understanding Nonviolence Overview
>> Assessing Risks: Personal, Legal, Medical
>> Why use direct action? What does it mean to be nonviolent?
Session 2 Planning for Direct Action
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6:30-9:30 p.m. DePaul LPC TBA
>> How To Work in Affinity Groups: Roles, Jobs and Responsibility
>> Set and Discuss goals
>> Brainstorm effective tactics/ strategies
>> Coordination of a Larger Level-- Permitted Actions
Session 3 Simulation: Working with Others
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 6:30-9:30 p.m. DePaul LPC TBA
>> Rules of Engagement: Police, Press, and Pedestrians
>> Scenarios: Practice Nonviolent Communication
>> Scenarios: How to Defuse Violence by Other Protestors
Session 4 Simulation: Nonviolence in Repression
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 6:30-9:30 p.m. DePaul LPC TBA
>> Scenarios: Remaining Nonviolent in the Face of Repression
>> Scenarios: What to do When Facing Arrest
>> Medic Training: How To Protect and Treat ?Nonlethal? Repercussions
Session 5 Readiness
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 6:30-9:30 p.m. DePaul LPC TBA
>> Review: Concepts and Skills from Previous Workshops
>> Assessing Readiness: Ready for Direct Action?


Contact: Meghan Trimm 815-520-4333

Gay Liberation Network

Nobel Laureates SHOULDN'T IMPRISON Nobel Nominees
Start Date: Apr 23, 2012
End Date: Apr 23, 2012

12 noon
Monday, April 23
UIC Student Center
750 S. Halsted Street, Chicago

As part of their PR campaign for next month's NATO summit in
Chicago, Rahm Emanuel and President Obama have invited Nobel Peace
Prize winners to our city on April 23-25 to discuss issues of peace
and humanitarianism.

Many are very deserving of their prizes. Others are every bit as
guilty of violence and oppression as NATO itself, and deserve our scorn.

Currently one American Peace Prize winner, President Obama, is
hounding an American Nobel Peace Prize nominee for the latter's
pro-human rights activity.

Private Bradley Manning (aka Brianna Manning*) is facing life in
prison for allegedly exposing U.S. war crimes and a treasure trove of
secret documents showing U.S. alliances with dictators and other human
rights abusers around the world.

By any objective standard, Manning is a hero, and as such, twice
has been nominated for the Peace Prize. By any objective standard,
Obama has committed crimes at least as bad as his predecessor, and the
Nobel committee should revoke his prize.

Let's compare their humanitarian records:

-- President Obama has dramatically escalated the war in
Afghanistan, the longest war in U.S. history, resulting in the highest
number of deaths last year in the entire history of the war.

++ Manning allegedly exposed war crimes committed by U.S. troops
occupying and invading Afghanistan.

-- President Obama has greatly expanded the wars in Pakistan,
Yemen and Somalia, greatly increasing drone attacks and deaths during
each year of his presidency.

++ Manning allegedly exposed war crimes committed by U.S. troops
in Iraq, while Obama's Pentagon just asked $3 billion more for that
"ended" war.

-- President Obama has supported dictators in Egypt, Morocco,
Saudi Arabia and Yemen, military coups in Honduras and The Maldives,
and sends billions in arms to nuclear-armed Israel as it dispossesses
Palestinians of their land, holds them without charges and tortures
them in its prisons, and threatens war on Iran.

++ Manning allegedly exposed the dirty dealings that both
Democratic and Republican U.S. presidents have had with a host of
human rights abusers around the world.

-- President Obama has pushed anti-democratic measures on a host
of fronts, signing the NDAA which gutted habeas corpus, playing
judge-jury-and-executioner by assassinating people aboard,
aggressively supporting corporate and government intrusions on
personal privacy, deporting over 1 million immigrants, and attacking
whistle-blowers of all sorts.

++ Manning helped strengthen democracy by allegedly exposing the
crimes of our government. The Obama administration's response? The
removal of his clothes and extended periods of solitary confinement,
prompting even the British government to protest his treatment. As
Daniel Ellsberg, the ex-Marine who in 1971 leaked the Pentagon Papers
blowing the whistle on U.S. war crimes of the Vietnam era said, "The
treatment amounted to 'no-touch torture,' intended to demoralize
Manning so he would implicate Julian Assange"

Come to a protest on the opening day of the Nobel Laureates'
Summit in Chicago ? 12 noon, Monday, April 23 in front of the Student
Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted
Street. Demand that Nobel Laureate Obama stop persecuting Nobel
Nominee Manning!

To endorse this protest, or for more information, please email
the Gay Liberation Network at or Sugar at

Please help support this action by joining the Facebook event
( and inviting your FB


*Lawyers have reported that Manning is Transgender and prefers
the first name Brianna. See here for more information:

American Friends Service Committee

The Power and Necessity of Nonviolence
Start Date: Apr 25, 2012
End Date: Apr 25, 2012

Nobel Laureates Mairead Maguire and Shan Cretin will discuss the
importance of non-violence in the struggle for peace and justice. With
the Arab Spring and Occupy movements using non-violence as a
cornerstone, and the Nato summit coming to Chicago, this topic is of
ugent relevance. Human rights and peace activist, Kathy Kelly of
Creative Non-Violence, will introduce the speakers.

Mairead Maguire was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for her
contribution to building peace through community-based reconcilliation
in Northern Ireland. She is the co-founder of Community of Peace
People and the Committee on Administration of Justice, a human rights
organization that has been actively involved in the attempt to free
political prisoners worldwide.

Shan Cretin is the General Secretary of American Friends Service
Committee. AFSC was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1947 for 300
years of Quaker efforts to heal rifts and oppose wars. Cretin,
co-founder of Los Angeles' Alternatives to Violence Project, served as
the Director of AFSC's Pacific Southwest Region for 7 years, focusing
on immigrants' rights, prison reform, food security, peace, and

Kathy Kelly co-cordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence,, a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare.
Since May 2010, she has visited Afghanistan 4 times with small


Neighbors for Peace

Chicago Prepares for NATO: Un-Spinning the Media Bias
Start Date: Apr 28, 2012
End Date: Apr 28, 2012

An exciting afternoon of speakers and discussion will counter the
media bias which constantly conflates the word "protest" with

Eric Ruder will present "A Short and Irreverent History of NATO"
Wade Hannom will discuss "Why is Nonviolence so Threatening"

Rosalie Riegle will describe citizen preparations for protest,
including an update on the permitted march scheduled for the week end
NATO arrives, workshops on the theory and practice of nonviolence held
throughout the city, and three educational teach-ins.

Plenty of time for questions and discussion. Free and open to the
public. Refreshments will be served.
The Power of Nonviolent Change--Introductory Workshop
Start Date: May 05, 2012
End Date: May 05, 2012

Come to explore the theory and practice of Nonviolent Social
Change. We will engage each other in discussions, role plays and small
group interactions to practice the Power of Nonviolent Change in our
daily lives and during the upcoming NATO protests.

Then after grabbing a quick lunch, stay for an afternoon
discussion of how nonviolenc can work on the streets of Chicago during
the NATO time.

Facilitated by Pace e Bene and the White Rose Catholic Worker and
are sponsored by Neighbors for Peace.
The Power of Nonviolent Change--Introductory Workshop REPEATED
Start Date: May 05, 2012
End Date: May 05, 2012

Can't attend the morning workshop? We're repeating it in the
afternoon. Explore the theory and practice of Nonviolent Social
Change. We will engage each other in discussions, role plays and small
group interactions to practice the Power of Nonviolent Change in our
daily lives and during the upcoming summit.

Facilitated by Pace e Bene and the White Rose Catholic Worker and
are sponsored by Neighbors for Peace.

Illinois Labor History Society

IL Labor History May 2012 Calendar of Action
Start Date: Apr 28, 2012
End Date: May 26, 2012

Illinois Labor History Society
May 2012 Calendar of Action

May Day: Haymarket Lives!
Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 11:00 AM
Haymarket Statue,
Randolph & Des Plaines
Join ILHS in at our annual May Day ceremony and commemoration of
the Haymarket martyrs, their fight for the eight-hour day and workers?
rights. Benedicto Martinez Orozco, a leader of the Mexican union
federation Frente Autentico de Trabajo, will preside over mounting a
plaque from our Mexican brothers and sisters in the FAT.
Then join the May Day demonstration assembling at Union Park at
12 noon and stepping off at 1:00 PM to march to Federal Plaza. This
event, initiated by Occupy Chicago, is sponsored by a host of local
unions and community groups.

Saturday, April 28
Jane Addams: Champion of Workers? Rights
9 AM to 12:30 PM
Hull House Museum,
800 S. Halsted
Panel discussion featuring ILHS President Larry Spivack.
Presentation of Jane Addams Children?s Book Awards.

Saturday, May 12
Honoring the Pullman Porters on National Train Day
Union Station, 11 AM - 4 PM
Visit the ILHS display booth at Union Station on Amtrak?s fifth
annual National Train Day. ILHS features the story of the porters in
the history of the railways.

Wednesday, May 16
Studs Terkel Centennial Celebration
6:00 PM - Newberry Library
60 W. Walton
ILHS is co-sponsoring this tribute to Studs Terkel, one of the
founders of our organization. A lively evening of speakers and
entertainment is planned.

Saturday, May 19, 8:00 PM
?This Land Is Our Land,? a centennial concert celebration of the
legendary Woody Guthrie
The Metro,
3730 N. Clark St.
ILHS is a proud co-sponsor of this all-star concert event
honoring the legacy of America?s working class troubadour. Tickets are
available on line at

Saturday, May 26
Fighting for Workers? Rights Yesterday & Today Commemoration of
the 75th Anniversary of the 1937 Memorial Day Massacre at Republic Steel
George Washington High School
3535 E. 114th St.
10 AM: Panel discussion
1:30 PM: Still Fighting Back Rally
Special guests include USW President Leo Gerard & Congressmen
Danny Davis & Pete Visclosky

Illinois Labor History Society, 28 E. Jackson, Suite 1012,
Chicago, IL 60604
* 312.663.4107 *

Download Events flyer HERE:

Oak Park Coalition for Truth and Justice

Start Date: Apr 29, 2012
End Date: Apr 29, 2012


Oak Park Coalition for Truth and Justice Presents
Co-sponsored by the Oak Park Public Library
Veterans Room, Oak Park Main Library, 834 Lake Street, Oak Park
2 pm, Sunday, April 29, 2012

This showing of ?Tapped? is part of the One World Film Festival,
coordinated by Green Community Connections.

Don?t miss a free showing of the award-winning documentary film
?Tapped,? by filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig. TAPPED is an unflinching
examination of the big business of bottled water. The film raised the
question: Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a
commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of

From the producers of "Who Killed the Electric Car," this timely
documentary is a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and
unseen world of an industry that aims to privatize and sell back the
one resource that ought never to become a commodity: our water.

From the plastic production to the ocean in which so many of
these bottles end up, this inspiring documentary trails the path of
the bottled water industry and the communities which were the
unwitting chips on the table.

?With style and verve and righteous anger, the film exposes the
bottled water industry?s role in suckering the public, harming our
health, accelerating climate change, and contributing to overall
pollution and increasing America?s dependence on fossil fuels. All
while gouging consumers with exorbitant and indefensible prices.? -
Peter Rothberg. The Nation.

Light refreshments are served. Open discussion will follow the showing.

The Film Series is sponsored by the Oak Park Coalition for Truth
and Justice and co-sponsored by the Oak Park Public Library. For
information, see
or call 524 1230

For more on the One Earth Film Festival featuring over 30
compelling environmental film (Friday to Sunday, April 27-29, Oak Park
and River Forest), see:

Voices for Creative Nonviolence

At A Global Crossroads: Turn Against War.
Start Date: May 01, 2012
End Date: May 19, 2012

Tentative schedule is as follows:
May 1, May Day Rally at in Madison and kickoff for the Walk
May 7-9, Walking through Milwaukee
May 12-13, Rest weekend at Racine (possible Mothers' Day action
in Racine), time for locals to go home and come back, if desired
May 18, Arrive at Wellington Church, Chicago
May 19, March to downtown Chicago, join up with permitted march
to NATO/G8 conference at McCormick Place.
For more information: contact Buddy Bell @

Voices for Creative Nonviolence is putting together a Walk from
Madison to Milwaukee to Chicago during the month of May.

Please consider joining us for any segment of the Walk. Please
direct logistical concerns to
David Swanson: ?Lifting the Shadow of War.?
Start Date: May 19, 2012
End Date: May 19, 2012

David Swanson will speak and lead a discussion on the topic of
?Lifting the Shadow of War.?

Swanson will sign his books which include: Daybreak: Undoing the
Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union (2009) War Is A
Lie (2010) When the World Outlawed War (2011) The Military Industrial
Complex at 50 (2012)

Swanson helped plan the nonviolent occupation of Freedom Plaza in
Washington DC in 2011. In December 2011, The Hook newspaper in
Charlottesville, Va., named him a runner-up Person of the Year.
Swanson holds a master?s degree in philosophy from the University of
Virginia. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and as a
communications director, with jobs including press secretary for
Dennis Kucinich?s 2004 presidential campaign, media coordinator for
the International Labor Communications Association, and three years as
communications coordinator for ACORN, the Association of Community
Organizations for Reform Now.

for more information contact or call 773-559-9784

He blogs at and
and works for the online activist organization

?David Swanson is a truth-teller and witness-bearer whose voice
and action warrant our attention.? ?Cornel West, author.

?The world needs more true advocates of democracy like David
Swanson!? ?Thom Hartmann, radio host.

?David Swanson will be remembered and well recognized as the
citizen who held up a lamp in the darkness and cried, as did good Tom
Paine: ?We have it in our power to begin the world over again.?? ?John
Nichols, columnist, The Nation.

?David Swanson predicates his belief that nonviolence can change
the world on careful research and historical analysis.? ?Kathy Kelly,
Voices for Creative Nonviolence.

?David Swanson?s War Is A Lie may be the most comprehensive
antiwar statement available in the English language.? ?Kevin Young,

?Our times cry out for a smart, witty and courageous Populist who
hasn?t forgotten how to play offense. Luckily we have David Swanson.?
?Mike Ferner, President of Veterans For Peace.

?David Swanson, who has been a one-man wonder leading the charge
for accountability, writes a compelling narrative that inspires not
just outrage, but ACTION.? ?Medea Benjamin, Code Pink and Global

?David Swanson despises war and lying, and unmasks them both with
rare intelligence. I learn something new on every page.? ?Jeff Cohen,
founder of FAIR. ?David Swanson?s book is a masterful exposure of the
emergence of a monarch-like president coupled with an effete,
irresponsible, and constitutionally ignorant Congress.? ?Bruce Fein,
former Associate Deputy Attorney General.

?David Swanson has written a fascinating account of how peace
once became the law of the land. It is particularly pertinent in the
era of the Endless War, by giving encouragement and suggestions of a
path forward to those who want to give peace a chance.? ?Liz Holtzman,
former member of the U.S. Congress.

?Swanson?s book is far more uplifting and inspiring than
virtually any other book in its genre, as it devotes itself to laying
out a detailed plan for how American citizens ? through the activism
to which he has devoted himself ? can bring about a rejuvenation of
our political values.? ?Glenn Greenwald,

?David Swanson is an antidote to the toxins of complacency and
evasion. He insists on rousing the sleepwalkers, confronting the
deadly prevaricators and shining a bright light on possibilities for a
truly better world.? ?Norman Solomon, author of War Made Easy.

March 10th Movement

Chicago Spring Mayday! March for the 99 Pct!
Start Date: May 01, 2012
End Date: May 01, 2012

Occupations all across the globe will stand up and defend the 99%
on May 1st. In Chicago, we are organizing a massive gathering of
laborers, immigrants, students & more. JOIN US IN CHICAGO!

CALL TO ACTION: On May 1st, we will march for the 99%! JOIN US IN CHICAGO!

We are Workers. We are Students. We are Documented. We are
Undocumented. We are Occupiers.

They are Detaining Us. They are Shutting Down our Clinics. They
are Closing our Schools. They are Taking our Wealth. They are Busting
our Unions.

Come May 1st, we are on the March! Join Us!

We will be assembling at Union Park (1501 W. Randolph St.) at
12:00 PM and marching to Federal Plaza (230 S. Dearborn St.)

CALL TO ACTION: 1 de Mayo: Marcha por el 99%!

Somos Trabajadores. Somos Estudiantes. Somos Documentados. Somos
Indocumentados. Somos Ocupantes.

Nos Estan Denteniendo. Estan Cerrando nuestras Clinicas. Estan
Cerrando Nuestras Escuelas. Estan Quitando nuestra Riqueza. Estan
Quebrando nuestros Sindicatos.

¡Estamos en Marcha! ¡Únase!

Use these hasftags on Twitter:
#MAYDAY #ChicagoSpring #MAY1 #ChicagoBound #OChi

RSVP on the facebook event!

[Midwest Anti-War Mobilization]

The People's Summit in Chicago, May 12-13, 2012
Start Date: May 12, 2012
End Date: May 13, 2012

The People's Summit in Chicago, May 12-13, 2012
500 W Cermak Avenue

Join us for a historic weekend of panels and workshops dedicated
to the struggle for a better world!

While the G8 slinks off to Camp David to meet with President
Obama, NATO war makers are preparing to meet in Chicago on May 20-21.

By contrast, the People's Summit invites community groups, labor
unions, anti-racist organizers, Occupy activists, environmentalists,
faith leaders, immigrant rights activists and many more to a
grassroots, bottom-up forum of, by and for the 99 percent.

All those opposed to the NATO/G8 war and poverty agenda are
invited to attend the People's Summit either as a participant or
presenter, and then join the march on Sunday, May 20, beginning at 12
noon at the Petrillo Band Shell in Grant Park. Don't miss your chance
to be a part of history as people around the U.S. and the world engage
in solidarity actions with our May 20 march.

A better world is possible, and we have a responsibility to
become the change that we want to see in this world. See you at the
People's Summit and the May 20 march!

If you can't make it to Chicago, please consider a donation to do
your part toward making this event a success. We have decided to make
the event free of charge so as many people from all walks of life can
participate, but we need the financial support of those who can afford
to give it. Thanks!

Malalai Joya, former Afghan member of Parliament and
internationally renowned opponent of NATO's occupation of Afghanistan;
Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow/PUSH coalition; Reiner Braun,
International Coordinating Committee of the European No to NATO
network; Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence; death row
prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal via speakerphone; Malik Mujahid, Muslim Peace
Coalition; Medea Benjamin, Code Pink; Col. Ann Wright (ret.), antiwar

Saturday, May 12
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Plenary 1
NATO/G8: Their Agenda of War and Austerity
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.: Workshop Block 1
Lunch Break
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.: Workshop Block 2
4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Plenary 2
Building a Movement for the 99%
7:00 p.m.: Entertainment

Sunday, May 13, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Plenary 3
An Injury to One is an Injury to All: Fighting Oppression to Unite the 99%
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.: Workshop Block 3
Lunch Break
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.: Workshop Block 4
4:00 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Plenary 4
Our Alternative Vision: a World of Equality, Peace and Justice

Alternatives to a world of war and poverty.
The People's Summit
Sponsored by the Coalition Against NATO/G8 (,
Occupy Chicago ( and many others.
March & Rally to Protest NATO/G8 on May 20
Start Date: May 20, 2012
End Date: May 20, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012
Noon rally at Petrillo Bandshell, (corner of Jackson and Columbus),
then march to McCormick Place, sight of the NATO summit
Join in a legal, permitted, family-friendly march and rally to
protest the policies of NATO!

At the invitation of the White House, military and civilian
representatives of the 28-nation US-commanded and largely US-financed
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are meeting in Chicago, May
20-21, 2012. We say:
Jobs, Healthcare, Education, Pensions, Housing and the
Environment, Not War!
No to NATO/G-8 Warmakers!
No to War and Austerity!

Among those scheduled to appear at the rally:
Jesse Jackson, Sr. ? Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Malalai Joya ? former member of Afghan Parliament
Reiner Braun ? ICC No to War ? No to NATO, Germany
Malik Mujahid ? Muslim Peace Council
Kathy Kelly ? Voices for Creative Nonviolence
Vijay Prashad ? author of ?Arab Spring, Libyan Winter?
Leah Bolger ? President, Veterans For Peace
Carlos Montes ? Committee Stop FBI Repression
Kari Fulton ? Environmental Justice Network
Larry Holmes ? International Action Center

Chicago Area Peace Action (CAPA)

May 18 & 19 - 99pct vs War and Injustice in Chicago
Start Date: May 18, 2012
End Date: May 19, 2012

Peace Action and the American Friends Service Committee have
initiated a network of peace, economic and racial justice and faith
groups ( to
convene a Counter Summit for Peace and Economic Justice on May 18 - 19.

Just prior to the NATO Summit meetings at McCormick Place in
Chicago we will gather at the People's Church on 941 West Lawrence
from Friday morning until Saturday afternoon.

While they discuss the Afghanistan war, we will map out campaigns
for a future free of wars, occupation and the costs of a militarized
foreign policy.

The conference will bring together representatives of the 99%
from the US and around the world who oppose the policies which
generate wars and impoverish our communities. Register now.

Find out more information on the NATO Free Future website.

Join the low volume announcement list to get updates on plenary
speakers and workshops.

Spread the word at events with a Counter Summit for Peace and
Economic Justice promo leaflet.

We will raise our voices with an alternative vision to NATO's
wars. One that is premised on diplomacy and international sovereignty.
Between now and May 18, you can invite speakers to come to your area
and be a part of the dialogue.

Check out the speakers bureau. In every region of the country
there are experts, historians and organizers who can come and speak at
events, or your own local Counter Summit for Peace and Economic Justice.

In the months leading to the NATO meeting and the G8 meeting at
Camp David, it is an opportunity for popular education about NATO and
the G8 and the impact on our communities. Educational materials and
events will be posted on the website.

Propose a workshop. The deadline is April 2. (Though the deadline
has passed, there is still an opportunity to submit a workshop
proposal). If you know an organization who could do a panel or
training or promote an ongoing grassroots campaign, fill out the
online proposal form.

Spread the word, and come to Chicago, May 18 - 19. Put a button
on your website to link with the NATO Free Future website.

Join Us!!

Iraqi Student Project DePaul Support

Kayak Iraq II: A fun fundraiser for ISP DePaul
Start Date: May 19, 2012
End Date: May 19, 2012

Welcome spring on the Skokie Lagoons and help ISP De Paul at the
same time by joining us for Kayak Iraq II from 1:00 to 3:00 on Sunday,
May 19, 2012. If you have a conflict that day, we are accepting
donations at

Kayak Iraq II is a two-hour guided Kayak-athon to raise money for
Hala?s 2012-13 expenses in her final year as a DePaul student. No
experience is needed to spend the afternoon with ISP DePaul on the
beautiful lagoons in Winnetka. Ask your families and friends to join
you and also to support the Kayak-athon. Last year Hala was able to
Kayak for the first time and we?re hoping she can join us again this
year, where we can almost promise it will be warmer than in 2011.

Visit our website at to access the
registration form, an Offline Pledge Form, and a downloadable flyer.
Kayak rental fee is $20 if before April 10, $25 thereafter, free if
you bring your own kayak. After your registration is received,
Margaret Sents will send you instructions for soliciting on-line
donations from families and friends.

Questions? Contact Margaret at or call her at
847-657-6807. See you on the water!

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