Chicago will witness the annual Air & Water Show this weekend. Weapons of mass destruction will screech across the sky and military recruiters will prowl for ‘warm bodies’ among the hundreds of thousands who come for an afternoon at the beach.
On Saturday, Aug 18, Chicago World Can’t Wait, Occupy Chicago, No Drones Illinois, Protest Chaplains, Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ and many friends will challenge this glorification of war for empire and engage thousands who will be there. Dynamic political theater, interactive art, and the counter-recruitment message of We Are Not Your Soldiers will turn the biggest day of the year for military recruiting into a day for mobilizing to stop these wars for empire.
Meet us at the west end of the North Avenue bridge on Saturday afternoon, August 18, any time between noon and four pm. Come earlier if you can. Look for our 8′ tall replica of a Reaper drone!
Join our event on Facebook and invite your friends – Help us expose the reality of death and destruction for empire that these weapons mean to the people of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, and the growing list of people targeted – without any due process – on President Obama’s ‘kill list.’