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Experiments with truth: 6/3/09

  • The 17 Uighur prisoners in Guantanamo awaiting a court-ordered release staged a protest for visiting journalists with signs that demanded their freedom. It remains to be seen if the Pentagon will allow news organizations to publish their photos.
  • Protests by Mohawk Indians over the arming of Canadian customs officers at an Ontario border crossing have led to the indefinite closure of that crossing, which is an important truck shipping route.
  • More than 140 Ontario lawyers, which amounts to virtually every experienced defence council in Toronto, have vowed to stop taking serious cases until there is a hike in legal-aid fees.
  • Mobile phone users in Syria, alerted through Facebook and other networking sites, staged a boycott of mobile services to protest the high tariffs charged by the country’s two service providers.