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Chicago NATO Journalists on Twitter You Should Follow

Posted: 05/17/2012 2:28 pm

So the end days are upon us, it is officially NATO season and the City of Chicago is literally boarding up their windows and shutting down businesses in preparation. Security firm alerts, eight foot high perimeter fences, a shoot to kill fly zone and a LRAD Sonic Sound Cannon. A Cannon!

How can the city possibly survive the endless onslaught of thousands of protestors determined to destroy Chicago?

Protestors like the National Nurses United, the largest association of nurses whose devious intentions include healthcare accessibility for all.

Wait... what?

Who let these people in here? In fact a run down of the who's who of protesting groups include Iraq war veterans, union employees, immigration rights activists, mental health clinic activists, groups fighting home foreclosures, antiwar groups, and even circus clowns armed with whipped cream pies.

Oh sure there is bound to be someone who decides their best tactic is to throw a rock from one of the city's numerous potholes through a bank window, but the overwhelming majority of protestors coming to Chicago are nonviolent activists who seek a better city, better country and a better world.

However Gandhian protestors hardly make the news (and since I am confident law breakers will get plenty of coverage) here is my growing list of independent Twitter profiles you should be following:

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Independent Journalist Tim Pool, best known for his coverage of the political rallys and Occupy events. The recent "Shoot to Kill" no fly zone will likely mean no overhead shots, but the guy's UStream is a can't miss.
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