Experiments with truth: 3/26/10

    • A protest by hundreds of students led organizers to cancel a Tuesday night speech by American conservative commentator Ann Coulter at the University of Ottawa.
    • A bright red, 71-foot yacht will sail into Newcastle Harbour at midday tomorrow, arriving for Sunday’s People’s Blockade of the World’s Biggest Coal Port. The Amsterdam-registered Gaia’s Dream will moor at Carrington before joining a mass community protest on Sunday that aims to prevent the passage of coal ships in Newcastle Harbour.
    • Two hundred union members occupying the basement of the Pearl Continental Karachi Hotel ended their 25-day sit-in on Saturday night, March 20 when a direct representative of the hotel’s owner directly intervened in the conflict for the first time ever in the more than 8-year history of the conflict.


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