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Ongoing actions

[Editor’s note: Here’s a new feature we’re trying out in hopes of giving notice to nonviolent actions we may have missed or following up on ones already mentioned in the daily “Experiments with truth” posts. –BF]

An officer who is not displaying badge numbers holds a protester's face for the camera during last year's Climate Camp in Britain.

An officer who is not displaying badge numbers holds a protester's face for the camera during last year's Climate Camp in Britain.

  • Environmentalists and Indigenous peoples of Guatemala have been protesting a proposed mining law that doesn’t provide for community consultation, provides tax breaks for mining companies and sets royalties payable to the state at too low a level.
  • Voters angry at the scandals surrounding Brazilian Senate President José Sarney have turned to a bizarre form of online protest: posting pictures of themselves wearing their own version of his trademark moustache.
  • Three kiss-ins have been held since the July 9th arrest of a gay couple kissing on Mormon temple property in Salt Lake City. A movement is beginning to take shape, in which organizers are stressing dialogue with church leaders and peaceful confrontations with anti-gay objectors (as opposed to the shouting matches that took place at the first kiss-in). A nationwide kiss-in is being scheduled for Aug. 15.