Experiments with truth: 6/8/09

    • Environmental activists from the Thames Valley Climate Action group protested a UK engineering firm that’s submitted a bid to build the nation’s first coal fired power plant in 30 years.
    • More than 30 people gathered to protest the demolition of Tiger Stadium, the historic Detroit ballpark built in 1912 and vacant since 1999. Preservationists would like a portion of it saved as a city landmark.
    • South African miners, totaling more than 300,000, are preparing for a nationwide strike in an effort to increase wages.
    • Students and environmentalists staged rallies all across Indonesia to mark Environment Day and raise public awareness to the country’s major environment issues.


    Recent Stories

    • Feature

    Professors and students unite to oppose cuts to Lebanon’s only public university

    July 12, 2019

    A six-week strike by teachers has bolstered a movement against proposed austerity measures targeting Lebanon’s dangerously underfunded education system.

    • Column

    How movements can use drama to seize the public imagination

    July 9, 2019

    Drama helps movements draw attention to their issues, but it won’t come without creativity and direct action tactics that reach beyond the choir.

    • Review

    America is as hard to find as ever

    July 4, 2019

    Kathleen Alcott’s new novel “America Was Hard to Find” puts the U.S. under a microscope to reveal its staggering beauty and rapacious violence.