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Experiments with truth: 9/18/09

British environmental activists dressed as suffragettes left a steaming pile of horse manure at the mansion of BBC car-show host and climate-change-denier Jeremy Clarkson, who has called bike-riders "Lycra Nazis," suggested great white sharks should be eaten to extinction, and joked that global warming would get rid of Holland.

British environmental activists dressed as suffragettes left a steaming pile of horse manure at the mansion of BBC car-show host and climate-change-denier Jeremy Clarkson, who has called bike-riders "Lycra Nazis," suggested great white sharks should be eaten to extinction, and joked that global warming would get rid of Holland.

  • At the annual conference of the Trades Union Congress yesterday, British trade unions representing 6.5 million workers agreed to support a boycott of goods from “illegal” Israeli settlements and called for an end to arms sales to Israel in protest at the military strikes on Gaza, in which 1,450 Palestinians were killed.
  • Tamil political prisoners languishing in Magazine Prison and Colombo Remand Prison (CPR) for many years without being produced in the courts launched a hunger strike from 6:00 a.m Thursday.
  • Angry residents arrived at the home of Coun Richard Brett, the head of the Leeds City Council, on Wednesday and left 16 bags of garbage on his doorstep, each bearing a poster stating “Solidarity with striking Leeds refuse workers.”