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Experiments with truth: 9/21/09

The Iranian opposition staged its first major protest in six weeks, with tens of thousands gathering in Tehran on Saturday, upstaging Ahmadinejad's planned annual pro-Palestinian rally.

The Iranian opposition staged its first major protest in six weeks, with tens of thousands gathering in Tehran on Saturday, upstaging Ahmadinejad's planned annual pro-Palestinian rally.

Around 20,000 supporters of the ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra gathered at the royal plaza in Bangkok, on Saturday to mark the third anniversary of the military coup.

The staff of the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation staged a sit-in on Friday to protest a cease of all departmental managers’ benefits.

About 140 SA Clothing and Textile Workers Union members in Johannesburg, South Africa were arrested while peacefully picketing for a wage increase in front of textile companies on Thursday.

Over 500 people picketed outside the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Boston on Thursday to demand the reinstatement of 100 Boston-area Hyatt hotel employees who were layed-off last month and replaced with workers from a Georgia-based outsourcing company.

Thousands gathered in the northern Spanish town of Zaragoza on Saturday to protest the possible closure of a local Opel car factory that could mean the loss of thousands of jobs.

About 100 people, including Buddhists, activists and local residents, took to the streets in Makung, Taiwan on Saturday to protest the passage of a law that would allow casinos to enter the region. The protesters fear such a move will bring the sex trade with it and would prefer to see the region develop environmentally friendly tourism.