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.


    Recent Stories

    • Feature

    When activist burnout was a problem 50 years ago, this group found a solution

    May 21, 2020

    As activists weary from war, campus killings, a tyrant in the White House and poverty at home started dropping out, Movement for a New Society built a model of sustainability.

    • Long Read

    Activists fought the US military draft for decades — they may soon have to again

    May 19, 2020

    As Congress considers requiring women to register for the draft, it’s time we remember the movements that fought to abolish conscription and learn from their victories.

    • Analysis

    The established order has never been weaker — movements need to get to work

    May 12, 2020

    The push toward corporate profits over people’s needs is already happening, but it doesn’t have to go that way if movements start planning big.