Experiments with truth: 7/1/09

    About 100,000 workers from three major public-sector labor unions in Honduras launched an indefinite general strike yesterday to support the restoration of President Manuel Zelaya to power.

    About 100 non-local businessmen from various trades took part in the peaceful sit-in and closed shops to protest the killing of migrant workers in Manipur, India.

    In South Africa, 14 angry protesters staged a sit-in and then stormed the Mthatha municipal offices to demand that their electricity be restored after a week-long outage.

    Print and electronic media reporters in Pakistan walked out of the National Assembly’s press gallery to condemn police torture of a private TV channel reporter in Lahore.

    Some 500 teachers and administrative staff members of the International Indian School in Riyadh boycotted classes and staged sit-in demonstrations on Monday to press their demands for a salary hike.

    About 300 doctors at four hospitals in South Africa went on a wildcat strike on Monday and threatened further action until salary and working conditions demands are met.

    Employees of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) launched a two-day nationwide train strike last week to protest a cabinet resolution which they claimed would lead to the privatization of the railway company.

    Activists wrapped themselves in Tibetan flags and held a die-in outside a shareholders meeting of a Vancouver mining company last week to press the company to pull out of a planned mine in Tibet.



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