Experiments with truth: 4/19/10

      • 500 women marched in Harare, Zimbabwe on Thursday protesting poor electricity supply and high costs.  Many were arrested, and four remained in custody on Sunday night.
      • First Nations members in Canada successfully blocked a railway for two hours on Friday in order to raise awareness about community concerns, including land claims and higher taxes.
      • Families and friends of Jordanians imprisoned in Israeli jails gathered and staged a one-day hunger strike on Saturday in solidarity with prisoners. The protest took place the day after Raed Abu Hammad died in an Israeli jail, apparently after being denied medications.
      • Refugees in a Sahrawi camp in Algeria staged a one-day hunger strike on Saturday in solidarity with political prisoners in Morocco who have been hunger-striking since March.


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