Child Labor Protest Planned for NATO Summit

by Nathan Hamm on 5/15/2012 · 1 comment

The following announcement was posted at the request of Awareness Projects International

From May 20-21 of 2012, leaders from around the world will be gathering in Chicago for The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) important diplomatic summit hosted by President Barack Obama. Chicago is the first American city other than Washington DC to host a NATO summit. About 2,000 journalists from around the world are expected in Chicago to document the event.

President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov will be attending the summit. Given the importance and high class of this summit, and presence of the Uzbek tyrant, it provides AwarenssProjects.Org an opportunity to demonstrate against child labor in Uzbekistan, demand the end of exploitation of children in Uzbekistan’s cotton industry and to bring awareness about the human rights situation and the cotton industry’s result in the environmental catastrophe of the Aral Sea in Uzbekistan.

This protest is being organized by Awareness Projects International and sponsored by the International Labor Rights Forum and Human Rights Watch.

For more information, contact Dmitriy Nurullayev.


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Rev. Harry Rix May 16, 2012 at 9:56 am

THANK YOU for passing on this information. I encourage everyone to travel to Chicago for the noon protest at Grant Park. I believe it will be the protest of the decade–just as the WTO summit in Seattle was the protest of the ’90s.

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