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#NoNATO Actions Underway in Chicago - Watch Live!

Posted 2 years ago on May 15, 2012, 6:33 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

1pm: via @OccupyChicago: Attend tonight's #NATO Action Spokes Council Meeting to get updated on all ACTIONS planned this week! 630PM at 615 W Wellington Ave #OChi 12:30pm ET: On livestream now: Immigrants rights march. Occupy El Barrio is marching to the ICE building:

We denounce the unjust and inhumane decisions that immigration judges are making towards the lives of our immigrant communities.
They have failed to follow prosecutorial discretion and consequently are destroying thousands of families every single day.
Denunciamos las injustas e inhumanas que los jueces de inmigración hacen en contra de nuestras familias inmigrantes.

Full schedule of #NoNATO actions available here.
More: NATOprotest.org | ChicagoSpring.org | OccupyChi.org | CANG8

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[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

yep US only pays 41% of the total world military budget

World Military budget in Billions (percent total) by Nation

  • 1,630 World Total
  • 711 United States 41%
  • 143 China 8.2%
  • 71.9 Russia 4.1%
  • 62.7 United Kingdom 3.6 %
  • 62.5 France 3.6%
  • 54.5 Japan 3.3&
  • 48.2 Saudi Arabia 2.8%
  • 46.8 India 2.5%
  • 46.7 Germany 2.8%
  • 37.0 Italy 2.3%

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditures


Global Arms Sales By Supplier Nations

39% United States

18% Russia

8% France

7% United Kingdom

5% Germany

3% China

3% Italy

11% Other European

5% Others

http://www.globalissues.org/article/74/the-arms-trade-is-big-business#GlobalArmsSalesBySupplierNations


TOP 10 Arms Produces

Notes: An S denotes a subsidiary company. A dash (–) indicates that the company did not rank among the SIPRI Top 100 for 2009

  • Lockheed Martin USA 35,730 33,430 78
  • BAE Systems UK 32,880 32,540 95
  • Boeing USA 31,360 32,300 49
  • Northrop Grumman USA 28,150 27,000 81
  • General Dynamics USA 23,940 23,380 74
  • Raytheon USA 22,980 23,080 91
  • BAE Systems Inc. (BAE Systems, UK) USA 17,900 19,280 100
  • EADS Trans-European 16,360 15,930 27
  • Finmeccanica Italy 14,410 13,280 58 +L-3 Communications USA 13,070 13,010 83
  • United Technologies USA

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/mar/02/arms-sales-top-100-producers

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

the live singing

right now

[-] 1 points by envirovegan (1) from Saanich, BC 2 years ago

thanks a ton for the david rovics concert!

[-] 1 points by 99time (92) 2 years ago

Little known NATO "Grand Strategy" paper.

Towards a Grand Stategy for an Uncertain World, Renewing Transatlantic Partnership

This 152-page white paper calls for the use of 'existing institutions' to provide cooperation in a 'security infrastructure' that 'transforms and adapts' NATO to use 'non military capabilities' to deal with 'current threats,' supporting nuclear first strikes, and setting out a three stage agenda:

  1. in the short term, steps must be taken to secure Afghanistan,

  2. in the medium term, NATO must coordinate with the European Union, EU, rather than be in a rivalry, and

  3. in the long term, Europe and the United States must work together, and be coordinated by NATO

Many of [the authors] were together 11 September 2001 at a meeting in the Netherlands.Then the idea was born to write a book on future security. (page 149) This document came out of that idea. http://csis.org/files/media/csis/events/080110_grand_strategy.pdf

NATO is far more important that people realize!

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

building bombs 'til bunkers boil

getting paid for shell filled toil

if I am to work tomorrow

lobe the load on foreign soil

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

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[-] 0 points by lonelynannainflorida (0) from Lake Alfred, FL 2 years ago

There is billions of dollars in the states and trillions worldwide stolen from the tax coffers to pay cps, ss and corrupt courts to steal our children. We do not know any other reason except the money that is pushed down from the top, and disappears somewhere along the way... and no one is monitoring the organized crime that is CHILDREN AND FAMILIES SERVICES... these entities DO NOT SUPPORT FAMILIES, THEY TURN CHILDREN INTO PRODUCT AND STEAL THEM AND SELL THEM OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN, stealing tax dollars EVERY STEP OF THE WAY...

this must be stopped and the assets and wealth of ALL WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THIS ORGANIZED CRIME, be seized and redistributed to the victims, families and children, WORLDWIDE.

thank you all for all you do... we will never, ever, ever, give up...

WE ARE COMING FOR OUR CHILDREN! expect us.

[-] -1 points by 99oneofus99 (20) 2 years ago

"Immigration rights march"

Yes. Let's not just make everyone in the US legal, let's invite everyone in the world come and be a citizen.

We're bigots to only let those in the US at the moment become a citizen.