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Anti-war and other groups respond to threats of mass arrests at NATO/G8 protests

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7/29/11
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Joe Iosbaker speaking at Chicago press conference demanding right to to protest at G8/NATO summit. (Photo: Bill Chambers)

Chicago, IL - People from two dozen organizations attended a press conference here, July 28, in front of the office of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. They were there with one immediate goal: to demand permits to march on the May 2012 summit of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and the G8 (Group of Eight).

"Why are we here so early in this process, ten months before the NATO/G8 summit?" asked Joe Iosbaker of the United National Antiwar Committee (UNAC). To answer the question, he held up a copy of a recent Chicago Sun-Times.

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