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May Day Protest GR in preparation for anti-NATO action in Chicago

April 25, 2012

Next Tuesday, May 1st, there will be a protest in Grand Rapids to draw attention to the May 20th demonstration in Chicago to protest a meeting of the member nation involved with NATO.

According to the organizers of the event on May 1st in Grand Rapids:

The U.S. government spends billions every month on the war in Afghanistan and the military alliance called NATO. At the same time, across the country people are struggling to keep their heads above water. We are feeling the effects of the economic crisis caused by the 1% – the bankers of Wall Street and their political parties. Our communities fight to stay in their homes, keep schools open, make healthcare available, and defend our jobs from cutbacks. Now NATO is coming to meet in Chicago, invited by President Obama and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The bankers of the G8 were supposed to meet there too until they saw so many people were going to protest. 

We will march against the war and poverty agenda of the NATO meeting with our message: Jobs, Housing, Healthcare, Education, Pensions, and the Environment: NOT WAR! Thousands, including Grand Rapidians, will be in Chicago for a family friendly rally and march that will be seen and heard around the world!”

May Day Protest Against NATO

Tuesday, May 1

4:30 – 6:00PM

Monument Park – corner of Division & Fulton

Grand Rapids

For more information, write to Mike at




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