Experiments with truth: 3/24/10

    • Tens of thousands of French public sector workers held a day-long, nationwide strike yesterday to protest  against the government’s social and economic policies.
    • Code Pink pulled off a hoax by releasing a fake press release in AIPAC’s name calling for a complete freeze on Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories. Code Pink members also dressed up in suits and handed out copies of the statement outside an AIPAC conference to confused attendees.
    • About 400 students took part Monday in a peaceful sit-in and walkout to protest the scheduled closure of their South Los Angeles charter school at the end of the academic year.
    • In Cape Town, minibus taxi representatives embarked on a one-day strike on Tuesday in protest against what they claim is intimidation and harassment by law enforcement authorities.


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