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Police and the NATO Protests

By Asha 12:00 pm May 25, 2012 On Sunday morning, in 90 degree weather, Grant Park was filled with artists, students, workers, and educators, all antiwar activists, gathered for the main protest against the NATO summit in Chicago. It was the largest demonstration, following three days of anti-NATO actions Buses brought protesters from surrounding states, […]

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The Right of the People to Peaceably Assemble

By Asha 4:12 pm May 24, 2012 Right hands on holsters at thickish cop hips. Left ones raising splinters with palm sweat on their wooden beating poles. Shaking in their bullet proof spacesuits, bitter and shaking in their “I-think-they’ll-b-safe” suits, they are over armed, ready for attack against the mob equipped with a radical thirst.

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