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PHOTOS: NATO Protesters Rally At Rahm Emanuel's Home

Posted 05.19.2012 | Chicago

The same day that President Obama -- as well as a gamut of other world leaders -- are slated to arrive in Chicago for the NATO summit, protesters marc...

Rahm: NATO Summit Already Paying Off For Chicago

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.19.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Two days before Chicago hosts a summit of NATO leaders, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the wide-ranging security measures and months of preparatio...

3 NATO Protesters Charged With Terror Conspiracy

AP | Posted 07.19.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Prosecutors say three men arrested in a raid on a Chicago apartment had planned to attack President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters, M...

NATO: The Mother of All Deals

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

There are major foreign policy items to which the Russians attribute very great importance but are of little significance to us, and vice versa. Call it a major saliency differential. This seems to lay the ground for a major deal that has yet to be struck.

International Bargaining, the Pakistani Way

Aziz Nayani | Posted 05.18.2012 | World
Aziz Nayani

Pakistan cannot afford to live in international political isolation, and it needs to have an active role and vested interest in securing the safety and sustainability of Afghanistan. An uncooperative, nuclear Pakistan risks instability and violence in the Af-Pak border region.

Lawyers Claim Chicago Police Illegally Raided Activists' Home

Posted 05.18.2012 | Chicago

Lawyers representing activists preparing to rally against the NATO summit this weekend say that Chicago police raided the activists' home and arrested...

Joshua Hersh

In Afghanistan, New Mantra Is 'Get Rich By 2014' -- Or Bust | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.18.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- About three years ago, Abdul Fattah grew tired of seeing his cousins driving fancy cars, impressing girls and earning the respec...

PHOTOS: Nurses Union's Pre-NATO Rally Gets Big Turnout

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 07.18.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Hundreds of protesters broke away from a large rally and began marching through Chicago streets Friday, taunting police and shouting a...

Hot Topics At This Weekend's NATO Summit

Posted 05.18.2012 | World

Plenty of people are protesting. Pakistan's president is joining the party, among other non-NATO invitees. And of course, the POTUS will be hosting th...

Sending Sex Traffickers and Johns a Message Before NATO

Rachel Durchslag | Posted 07.17.2012 | Chicago
Rachel Durchslag

In preparation for NATO, both local law enforcement and the military are sending a message to pimps, traffickers and potential customers: If you buy sex in Chicago, there will be consequences for your crimes.

Anti-NATO Protesters Return To Obama Campaign Headquarters

Posted 05.18.2012 | Chicago

A group of anti-war protesters on Thursday rallied outside President Obama's campaign headquarters in downtown Chicago Thursday as anti-NATO demonstra...

Whipped Cream Pie-Armed Clowns Joining Anti-NATO Protests

Posted 05.17.2012 | Chicago

As groups of protesters continue to arrive in Chicago in advance of the NATO summit, beginning Sunday at McCormick Place, one group in particular is e...

We Need Smarter Kids, Not More Smart Bombs

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Chicago is girding for the opening of the NATO Summit on May 20. The ministers and heads of state will be greeted by a rich array of protests, marches, events and counter-summits. Security is already tight near the conference center, and tensions are building.

U.S. Requests Help To Pay For Afghan Army

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 07.17.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — Mapping the way out of an unpopular war, the United States and NATO are trying to build an Afghan army that can defend the country ...

Chicago Police Buy Ear-Splitting 'Sound Cannon' Ahead Of Protests

Posted 05.16.2012 | Technology

In preparation for the thousands of anti-war activists expected to protest outside the NATO summit in Chicago next week, the city has reportedly order...

Protesters Arrested At Obama Campaign Headquarters

Posted 05.16.2012 | Chicago

Though the NATO summit won't officially begin until later this week, police have already ramped up their presence in downtown Chicago and, on Monday m...

WATCH: Veterans Plan To Return Medals During Anti-War NATO Protests

Posted 05.11.2012 | Chicago

Veterans will return medals earned in Iraq and Afghanistan during an anti-war demonstration for NATO participants on May 20. Members of Iraq Vetera...

Don't Believe the NATO Hype: Alternatives Exist to War, Economic Crises

Joseph Gerson | Posted 07.10.2012 | Chicago
Joseph Gerson

As the NATO summit in Chicago approaches, misplaced paranoia is striking deep. Here are 10 reasons why we're coming to Chicago for the Counter Summit.

Chicago Museums Closing For NATO Summit

AP | Posted 07.10.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Three of Chicago's top tourist attractions will close for three days instead of one day for next week's NATO summit. The Adler Planet...

WATCH: Puppets Tout Chicago In New 'NATO Song'

Posted 05.16.2012 | Chicago

It has not been a kind few weeks when it comes to Chicago-themed videos: Between the city's arguably awful new tourism anthem and the error-riddled of...

Enthusiasm Lacking Among Chicago Protesters?

AP | By TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 07.03.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The stage seemed set for a showdown: G-8 and NATO leaders planned to hold back-to-back summits in Chicago that activists predicted could dr...

WATCH: NATO Promo Video Contains Multiple Errors

Posted 05.16.2012 | Chicago

Updated story An official video promoting the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago could have used some serious fact-checking before going public Thursd...

NATO vs. Rogues?

John Feffer | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
John Feffer

Institutions rarely vote themselves out of existence. Not if they still have money in their budgets. That's why I don't expect NATO to suddenly declare game over and disband -- even though the alliance's rationale has become wafer-thin.

Suburban Prison Could House Detained NATO Protesters

Posted 04.30.2012 | Chicago

Individuals arrested while protesting the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago could be bound for the suburbs, as the city is short on other options in the...

Coming Soon To The Loop: 'Battle' Gear-Clad Federal Agents

Posted 05.16.2012 | Chicago

Federal law enforcement agents decked out in their "battle" gear are expected to arrive in Chicago next week to prepare for the upcoming NATO Summit -...