The International Week of Solidarity with the NATO 5 was a smashing success thanks to the love and solidarity people across the country showed for our imprisoned comrades! Here in Chicago, we had a number of awesome events that brought folks together for good times and fierce commitment to defending the NATO 3 as their trial approaches this Fall.

We also raised more money for the NATO 3 legal defense. With everyone’s support over this last year, we’ve been able to raise nearly half of our $30k goal for legal defense costs. Thank you! As trial approaches, however, investigative and trial prep costs are starting to mount, so we urgently need to raise about $18k! Please help us keep spreading the word about this case and sending donations to us online via WePay ( or by sending a check or money order with “8th Day Center/Nato 5 Defense Fund” in the memo line to:

8th Day Center for Justice
205 W. Monroe St. Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60606

To finish off the week, we’re having a noise demo to let the defendants hear the strength of our solidarity!

NOISE DEMO—Cook County Jail
Saturday, 5/25, 5pm
Meet at the fountain near 26th St. & California. Bring noise makers, musical instruments, and banners! Voice your solidarity with the 10,000 held captive in CCJ!

Comrades across the country have been sharing their stories, pictures, and videos of their solidarity events with us, so here are some we’d like to share with you!

It’s not too late to send us your stories and photos, so please email them to nato5solidarity(A) You can also write to the defendants to let them know how your events went, as well as send them books to help them survive life inside. Their addresses are on our Contact page (

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