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Obama rebuffs militarists in speech full of contradictions

Obama emphasized working through international bodies, however he placed NATO, a U.S./Western Europe Cold War holdover, first on his list, before the United Nations.

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NATO protest reflections: Winning tactics vs. dead ends

One by one, they threw their medals toward the generals and statesmen behind the high barricades surrounding the NATO Summit in Chicago.

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Latina moms in Chicago: “We’re done crying!”

Except for one grandmother, the rest of the 20 or so women who patrol the streets around Davis Elementary School here every weekday are in their 20s and 30s.

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Iraq and Afghanistan veterans return medals at NATO protest

U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars threw their medals towards the site of the NATO Summit May 20 in what was called the most dramatic antiwar action by ex-GIs since Vietnam.

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Tom Morello, Nurses Union gather in Chicago

The event and its guitar-shredding conclusion saw nurses and workers of all ages and ethnicities, and from all walks of life, joining together and cheering Morello's encouraging words.

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Thousands converge on Chicago on first big day of protests

Thousands rallied and marched peacefully in downtown Chicago Saturday in the biggest protests so far against NATO, the relic of the cold war holding a May 20-21 summit here.

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NATO-week protesters demand end to deportations

CHICAGO - In the lead up to anti-NATO protests, immigrant rights activists  marched on the Immigration Court here May 15 to demand a halt to detentions and deportations of undocumented immigrants and their families.

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Chicago will be site for Occupy's Spring

There's another springtime swirling here in Chicago: the rebirth of the Occupy movement.

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Opposition grows to Emanuel’s attack on free speech, assembly

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has created a firestorm by introducing new city ordinances that many say will have a chilling effect on First Amendment rights.

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National summit on careers in the arts for people with disabilities

Washington, D.C. — More than 70 percent of people with disabilities are not in the labor force, and those who wish to pursue a career in the arts face difficult challenges. On July 22-24, the National Endowment for the Arts convened the National Summit on Careers in the Arts for People with Disabilities at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.