Activists Shut Down Michigan Ave Post Marathon To Protest Police Training Conference
(Aaron Cynic – Chicagoist)

Protest against police policies near marathon
(Chris Walker – Chicago Tribune)

15 Arrested at Protest Near Chicago Marathon Route
(Sun Times/NBC Chicago)

Chicago Youth Protest Police Militarization and Anti-Muslim Training
(Bill Chambers – Chicago Monitor)

Press Release: Activists Shutdown Chicago Streets to Denounce Islamophobic Hyper-Militarized SWAT Training


Schooled in Terror: The Tactical Trainings Where Cops Militarize their Brutality
(Skanda Kadirgamar, Truthout)

#StopITOA – I Was Arrested for Protesting Police Brutality & Militarization
(Hoda Katebi – MuslimGirl)

No Abolition Without Demilitarization: Black And Muslim Solidarity For Ending Policing Worldwide

Far-Right Trump Consultant to Be Honored Speaker at Illinois Police SWAT Training
(Sarah Lazare – Alternet)

How the ‘use of force’ industry drives police militarization and makes us all less safe
(Anna Feigenbaum – Waging Nonviolence)

#StopITOA: Shining A Light On Militarization
(Kelly Hayes – Lifted Voices)

Itemizing Atrocity
(Tamara K. Nopper & Mariame Kaba – Jacobin)

Available for Download:

Flowchart of Law Enforcement Collaborations in Chicagoland
(*this is a rough sketch identifying only known/documented collaborations)

Profiting off Repression: Safariland” Comic by Ethan Heitner.
(More info here on Safariland, the corporate sponsor of the 2016 ITOA conference.)

Get Involved:

Call for Submissions: The NoSWATzone Zine
“Write, draw or doodle your thoughts, strategies, concerns and tactics on resisting police militarization and contribute to the noSWATzone Zine so we can collectively create an online resource for activists resisting police militarization around the world!”

SWAT Stories
A new storytelling project that highlights the impact of SWAT raids on communities across the US.  Have a story to share?  Know someone with a story?  Contact us.

Related Efforts:

Stop Urban Shield
“Stop Urban Shield is a broad coalition of grassroots community and social justice organizations that have united against Urban Shield, a SWAT team training and weapons expo that brings together local, regional, and international police-military units – including those from the Apartheid State of Israel – to collaborate on new forms of surveillance, state repression, and state violence.”  Based in the California Bay Area.

War Resisters League
War Resisters League is fighting police militarization through a grassroots campaign called DHS: Demilitarize Health & Security.