TarheelDem is going to Chicago in May to protest at the NATO Summit.
NATO was created by the Truman Administration 65 years ago along with consolidation of the War and Navy Departments into the Department of Defense, the creation of the CIA, and the establishment of the Marshall Plan for Europe. After 65 years of almost continuous cold war or actual war, it is time to re-examine how the US defends itself.
TarheelDem is going to the NATO summit protests to promote this point.
This journey started in February with a brief experience with Walkupy May Day. Since returning home, I have been writing a series of blog diaries about NATO.
About Walkupy May Day:
My All Too Brief Experience with Walkupy May Day
Video: Walkupiers Set Out From Atlanta, Feb. 11, 2012
Walkupy May Day's Web Site
Video: Faces of Walkupy 2012
My blog diaries about NATO:
Why I Am Protesting at the NATO Summit
Preparing for NATO in Chicago: The World as NATO Sees It
Preparing for NATO in Chicago: NATO's 2012 Agenda
Preparing for NATO in Chicago: 65 Years of War is More Than Enough
Preparing for NATO in Chicago: This is a Critical Moment
Preparing for NATO in Chicago: A List of Resources
My Posterous Space for updates of my activities:
Amtrak to Chicago - round trip $266.90
Meals - $6 per day x 28 days 168.00
Wireless hot spot - 1 month 50.00
CTA 30-day pass - $35.00
Tent - 31.99
Expenses to 5/28/2012
CTA 30-day pass $35.00
TOTAL EXPENSES $674.26
Temporary Cell Phone for 30 days $69.18
Replacement of NC Drivers License $10.00
TOTAL REPLACEMENT EXPENSES $79.18
Donations as of 5/28/2012
to Randal's Page $105.00 (local supporters)
to TarheelDem's Page $887.00 (blogosphere supporters)
Thanks to all of you for your support.