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Experiments with truth: 10/7/09

Tens of thousands of people, including journalists and media rights activists, gathered in Rome's Piazza Del Popolo Saturday to defend press freedom, accusing Premier Silvio Berlusconi of trying to silence critical voices, but the media owner magnate, Berlusconi dismissed the accusations as a "joke". (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Tens of thousands of people, including journalists and media rights activists, gathered in Rome's Piazza Del Popolo Saturday to defend press freedom, accusing Premier Silvio Berlusconi of trying to silence critical voices, but the media owner magnate, Berlusconi dismissed the accusations as a "joke". (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

  • Students on 25 campuses across the United States will protest eight long years of war against and occupation of the people of Afghanistan today.  Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), a nation-wide student organization committed to activism for peace, justice and equality, are organizing the protest.
  • A total of 38 Honduran farmers arrested by the putschist regime began an indefinite hunger strike, demanding their release and the return of institutionality. The farmers were arrested Wednesday when police and soldiers ousted 55 people from the National Agrarian Institute (INA).