by Debra Sweet
Yesterday in Chicago we took to the streets for humanity and the planet! Watch video. As Obama met with Afghan president Karzai and told the world that "hard days are ahead in Afghanistan" we gathered with thousands in downtown Chicago in opposition to the war criminals meeting.
Protesters, Clergy, Community to Remember Victims of U.S. / NATO Wars
Monday, May 21 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church 125 E. 26th St., Chicago
A day after U.S. veterans threw away service medals over a fence toward the NATO Summit, members of the wider community will gather to memorialize people killed in the U.S. occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, and the U.S. drone attacks on Pakistan and Yemen. In support of the protest of NATO, Trinity Church has opened its lawn to expressions of grief and remembrance.
"While billion dollar deals to continue U.S. and NATO presence in Afghanistan and Pakistan are discussed behind closed doors, we’re putting the stories and images of the individual people, and families, harmed by these military actions," said Debra Sweet.
Local clergy, members of the international community, and protesters who marched Sunday will gather to emphasize their commitment to ending the wars, and focusing on the humanity of those who are often seen as "collateral damage" in modern wars.
Watch Emma Kaplan in action at the protest, bringing together the contingent and exposing the NATO crimes which we were protesting.
Watch unedited video from the livestream of Friday’s event: International Voices for Humanity and the Planet