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PROTEST THE ARREST OF THE NIKETOWN OCTOBER 24! 9+1!!!

PROTEST THE ARREST OF THE NIKETOWN 9+1!!! PACK THE COURTROOM AND DEMAND THE CHARGES BE DROPPED!
On Tuesday, September 26th, ten people were arrested while participating in a nonviolent demonstration against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. The protest was part of a global day of action which took place in fifty cities worldwide. Demonstrators sought to highlight the destructive policies these institutions levy upon the world's poor and the environment, as part of the exploding movement against corporate led globalization.

In Chicago, arrests occurred as demonstrators marched down Michigan Avenue approaching Niketown, a company consistently targeted by activists for its exploitative and child labor practices. After being surrounded by police officers, protesters found themselves being violently attacked by members of the First Tactical Unit. Brandishing their billy clubs they forced their way into the crowd, throwing some people to the ground and others into paddy wagons. Those arrested were charged with violating the city's masking ordinance, while one of the demonstrators was falsely charged with aggravated battery.

This kind of oppression, aimed at the antiglobalization movement, has become widespread, as police all over the world seek to silence growing dissent. Over the course of the last year, thousands of protesters have been arrested, beaten and even tortured for voicing their opposition to institutions like the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization. If we succumb to these repressive measures we will effectively be giving the world's corporate elite a free hand to divide up our world, plunder its resources, and destroy the lives of its people. We must stand with those that have been attacked!

Here in Chicago those arrested on September will be appearing for their first court date on October 24th at 9:00 AM. We need to send message to the city and to those that seek to quite us. We will not be silenced!!! Our message will be heard, and we will not be threatened by your police, your courts, or your jails!

PROTEST TUESDAY , OCTOBER 24TH, 8:00 AM
1ST MUNICIPAL COURT, CORNER OF WESTERN & BELMONT
FOLLOWING THE PROTEST, WE WILL ENTER TO PACK THE COURTROOM!!!

For more information, contact:
Cliff@ (847) 733-9385 (email: yippie5 (at) igcom.net) OR
Mel @ (773) 247-3791 (email: melmenon (at) hotmail.com)
 
 

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