Our comrades in Minneapolis have scheduled a solidarity event for the NATO 3 on January 18th. There’s till time to schedule your own event for the Days of Solidarity between Jan. 10th and 26th! Let us know what you have planned in your city to support the NATO 3!
And if you’re in the Twin Cities, go hang out with other rad folks and support the defendants!
1/18/14: Free the NATO 3!
On May 16, 2012, Chicago cops raided an apartment in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago in an all-too-typical attempt to scare people away from the imminent protests against the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit. With guns drawn, the cops arrested 11 people in and around the apartment and quickly disappeared them into the bowels of Cook County’s extensive network of detention facilities.
In the days that followed, details emerged: Two of the arrested “activists” were actually undercover Chicago cops who had targeted the real activists for arrest. Six of them were illegally held and released at the last possible minute before court action could be taken to force their release, and three were charged with trumped-up, politically motivated terrorism charges. These three- Brent Betterly, Jared Chase, and Brian Church- are known as the NATO 3. They were ultimately charged with 11 felony counts, including material support for terrorism, conspiracy to commit terrorism, and creating Molotov cocktails. They face up to 40 years in prison.
Get brunch at the secret café, learn about the case, and show the 3 you’ve got their back!
saturday 1/18/14, 10am-1pm
$5-15 suggested donation
See the website above for the address.