Experiments with truth: 6/16/09

  • While hundreds of big business executives gather in Detroit this weekend for the National Summit—a conference on the future of manufacturing, technology, energy and the environment—hundreds more will be taking to the streets for the National People’s Summit and Tent City—a protest that will feature a prayer march, discussion groups, picket lines and tents, symbolizing the loss of homes.
  • Hundreds of survivors of Italy’s April earthquake protested outside parliament today as lawmakers debated a bill authorizing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s reconstruction plan, which many fear will come too slowly and not meet their needs.