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.


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