Experiments with truth: 8/28/09

    About 150 migrant children left to survive on their own in Greece have gone on a hunger strike to protest their imprisonment on a Greek island where conditions have been described as “abominable” by one European human rights body.
    About 150 migrant children left to survive on their own in Greece have gone on a hunger strike to protest their imprisonment on a Greek island where conditions have been described as “abominable” by one European human rights body.
    • About 50,000 people in the Baltic states marked the twentieth anniversary of the ‘Baltic Way’ – when two million people formed a human chain to protest against Soviet rule – with a relay along the original 678km route that runs through Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.
    • International climate activists floated two roof tops in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool early Thursday afternoon in anticipation of the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. One of the roofs read, “HELP,” the other, “The Water Is Rising.” The 30 ft. banner behind the roofs declared, “Prevent the Next Katrina, Restore the Gulf, Stop Global Warming.”


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