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Chicago : IL : USA | May 14, 2012 at 1:28 PM PDT
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War protest in Chicago, 26 April 2010 (Part I)

Catholic workers storm Obama Campaign Headquarters

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Dhreff

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Dozens of catholic workers storm Obama’s Campaign Headquarters in Chicago demanding end to war to kick off their movement known as “Week without Capitalism.” It was spearheaded by a group affiliated with the Catholic Worker movement.

They staged the first of a series of organized protest marches against poverty, environmental, and education issues in time with the NATO summit on May 20-21 in Chicago and Camp David G8 summit in Maryland on May 18-19.

Police officers handcuffed 8 protesters and were led out of the building. Others danced, sang songs and gospel and gave rolls/leaflets to commuters. There were 100 people who took part in the demonstration.

They cried, "We are here today to boldly proclaim our desire to live in a world where we say no to NATO and yes to community," said Chantal de Alacuaz from Chicago in a release by the Chicago-based White Rose Catholic Worker posted late Sunday night. "As Catholic Workers, we serve the poor by practicing the works of mercy — feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, taking care of the sick and the works of war are directly opposed to that" as quoted from Kari Huus, msnbc.com.

They planned to “invite Obama and other NATO leaders to break bread over a symbolic meal to discuss how to transform NATO from an instrument of war and empire into an instrument of peace and love that embodies the biblical works of mercy instead of the works of war” Huus further said. However, with the dispersal of the group such plan has been aborted.

What message this incident wanted to get across to the Obama campaign? This suggests that government agencies responsible to insure peace and order and security must always be ready to respond to similar eventuality in anywhere from now.

America is facing a glaring state of anarchy between now and until the presidential elections will be over.

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dhreff is based in Olongapo, Central Luzon, Philippines, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.
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