Additional Information on Chicago Mass Action

* CMA’s protest against NATO and the G-8 economic powers was rooted in its hostility toward America’s armed forces and the unequal distribution of wealth around the world.

* CMA has enumerated a series of “Chicago Principles”—dedicated to the pursuit of “peace” as well as “social, economic and environmental justice”—that guide its activism. These principles demand that the U.S. government refrain from trying to impose “state repression” on CMA’s right to engage in political “dissent.” Such repression, says CMA, could conceivably come in the form of “surveillance, infiltration, disruption, [confinement of activists] to ‘free speech zones,’ and violence, or attempts to divide our movement through the conscious creation of divisions regarding tactics, organization, strategies, and alliances.”

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