see several livestreams from 99percentsolidarity,cops
after vet rally – guys in blue helmets attacking, detaining protesters
several people were sorted out of the crowd, dragged away and arrested around 5pm
one vet ended his statement: “free bradley manning!”
many vets are expressing grief over the families they have destroyed in useless, senseless wars.
more solidarity for bradley manning
one soldier speaks out about soldiers traumatized by head injuries, ptsd and sexual violence
here’s one of the selections: occupy air
NATO Summit: Hackers Target Websites, Arrests Made
A hacking group affiliated with Anonymous took responsibility for temporarily crippling the Chicago Police and NATO websites Sunday, proving authorities now have more than just street protests to worry about on the first day of the military alliance’s summit.
Chicago police are working with federal authorities to investigate the attack and the extent of it, the Chicago Tribune reported.
NATO has not confirmed it was the victim of a cyber attack. All three sites now appear to be running as usual.
A lengthy statement from the hacking group, which called itself antis3curityops, was posted on Cyber War News, declaring: “We are in your harbor Chicago, and you will not forget us.”
A Twitter user affiliated with Anonymous tweeted “Tango Down” with a link to the Chicago Police Department’s website. “Reason: for violation of #humanrights,” @Anon_Central wrote.
The attack was orchestrated using DDoS, a method in which numerous systems attack a single target website until it is forced to shut down.
Cole Stryker, author of Epic Win For Anonymous, said Sunday’s hacking was likely more embarrassing than harmful to the Chicago Police Department.
“It’s an egg on the face type situation,” he said. “It’s embarrassing when the people who are supposed to keep you safe are so easily victimized by a prankish attack like this, however I don’t think it’s concerning them.”
from KARN radio news
police have temporarily blocked off ontario street in downtown chicago, claiming there has been a bomb threat. bomb-sniffing dogs are at the scene, heavy police presence.
2 more activists charged as part of ongoing investigation
Prosecutors charged two more activists Sunday with crimes tied to the two-day NATO summit, accusing one of saying he wanted to blow up a downtown Chicago bridge and a second with seeking to build pipe bombs.
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office charged Sebastian Senakiewicz, 24, of Chicago, with falsely making a terrorist threat. Mark Neiweem, 28, of Chicago, is charged with attempted possession of explosives or incendiary devices.
Prosecutors told a judge at a Sunday court appearance that Senakiewicz, a Polish native, said he could blow up a bridge in downtown Chicago. They accused him of bragging repeatedly about having explosives and said he claimed to have hid them in a hollowed out Harry Potter book. Prosecutors said searches did not uncover explosives.
Prosecutors said Neiweem wanted to build a pipe bomb and wrote a list of ingredients required, including model rocket engines.
A Cook County judge set bond at $750,000 for Senakiewicz and $500,000 for Neiweem.
The charges came a day after three other activists appeared in court and were accused of manufacturing Molotov cocktails and harbouring plans to attack President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters and other targets during the NATO meeting.
Kris Hermes, an attorney with the National Lawyers Guild, which has represented many of the activists, said the new charges were an “effort to frighten people and to diminish the size of the demonstrations.” Hermes said Sunday that his group has tried but failed to obtain details from authorities about the charges.
“Like with the others, police have given us minimal information … next to nothing,” he said.
The trio charged Saturday are Brian Church, 20, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Jared Chase, 24, of Keene, N.H.; and, Brent Vincent Betterly, 24, of Oakland Park, Fla. They were arrested on Wednesday and face charges of conspiracy to commit terrorism, material support for terrorism and possession of explosives.
Senakiewicz and Neiweem were arrested a day later. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said he didn’t know if they had any connection to Church, Chase or Betterly.
Defence lawyer Michael Deutsch on Saturday accused police of setting up their clients in an attempt to frighten peaceful protesters. He said undercover officers brought the firebombs to a South Side apartment where the men were arrested.
Critics say filing terrorism-related charges against the protesters is reminiscent of previous police actions ahead of major political events, when authorities moved quickly to prevent suspected plots but sometimes quietly dropped the charges later.
“Even if charges are dropped or reduced later, they will have succeeded in spreading fear and intimidation,” Hermes said.
via mysask.com – News.