Experiments with truth: 10/16/09

    14 demonstrators were arrested yesterday on criminal trespass charges during a sit-in inside a midtown Manhattan building where insurance giant United Health Group has offices.
    14 demonstrators were arrested yesterday on criminal trespass charges during a sit-in inside a midtown Manhattan building where insurance giant United Health Group has offices. Other sit-in actions took place across the country in Washington DC; Cleveland; Phoenix; Palm Beach, Fla.; Boston; Reno, Nev.; Portland, Ore.; and Los Angeles.
    • Tens of thousands of Mexican workers marched along Mexico City’s main Reforma avenue to the Zocalo square to protest the closure of a state-run power utility yesterday in a challenge to President Felipe Calderon’s plans to clean up the bloated public sector.
    • A group of small oil unions in Brazil are planning to close the state-run Petrobras headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, as well as prevent tankers from unloading cargoes at a nearby refinery in an effort to restart stalled talks.


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