This week’s show features an interview with Adesina, Jude and Emily, three folks doing support work for the NATO5. The NATO3 consist of Brent Betterly, Jared Chase, and Brian Church who were arrested in a house raid orchestrated by Chicago PD and with the use of two undercover infiltrators known as Mo and Gloves, during May of 2012 as Chicago prepared for the protests against the NATO Summit. The 3 are being charged with 11 felony counts including terrorism. With the addition of Sebastian Senakiewicz (Sabi) and Mark Neiweem (Miggs) who were picked up seperately, they are collectively known as the NATO5.
The conversation with support people introduces the case to listeners, talks about the ongoing use of conspiracy and infiltration in the United States of movements of dissent and the creation of the threats by the U.S. government that it simultaneously claims to be protecting the population from as it further expands the prison culture that is America. We talk a bit about the Gulf Port 7, Eric McDavid and the Cleveland 4, cases over the last decade focusing on Anarchists in the U.S. that included police infiltration and false imprisonment on terror-related charges.
More info on the case can be found at http://nato5support.wordpress.com/.
Also, check out:
The video of the NATO 3 being pulled over by police (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TudIyxxAboA)
A useful Daily KOS article relating to someones experience of arrest during the
NATO protests (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/06/07/1098235/-My-Experience-Being-Detained-Prior-to-the-NATO-Summit)
An NYT article about the Federal investigation of the Cook County Jail (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/18/us/18cook.html?_r=0)
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