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Experiments with truth: 9/17/09

While Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited President Obama at the White House yesterday, members of the DC Action Factory staged their own photo-op outside. One person wearing an Obama mask received a giant milkshake labeled "dirty oil sands" from a person inside a Big Foot costume bearing Harper's face, symbolizing his country's large carbon footprint.

While Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited President Obama at the White House yesterday, members of the DC Action Factory staged their own photo-op outside. One person wearing an Obama mask received a giant milkshake labeled "dirty oil sands" from a person inside a Big Foot costume bearing Harper's face, symbolizing his large carbon footprint.

  • An empty building in Bristol, England has been taken over by the anarchist group Co-Mutiny for a week of “autonomous actions and events” featuring discussions on workers’ solidarity, anti-militarism, and climate justice–plus workshops on radical knitting and radical song writing.
  • Twelve Greenpeace activists chained themselves to a ship off the coast of New Zealand yesterday to protest its shipment of palm kernel, which is used as animal feed, but is harvested at the expense of rain forests.
  • Hundreds gathered for a demonstration on Tuesday to protest a police raid on an Atlanta gay bar last Thursday in which patrons and staff were forced to the floor and roughly frisked while officers made derogatory comments.