Experiments with truth: 5/17/10

    • Thousands of people formed a human chain in Okinawa, Japan yesterday to protest the movement of a US military base there.
      • 500 Afghan villagers demonstrated outside their governor’s office on Friday to protest a recent US-backed raid that killed civilians.
      • Women vendors in Nagamapal, India staged a sit-in yesterday to protest continued price hikes. The sit-in condemned a government official’s visit to the region and shops and businesses were also closed in protest
      • 160 Russian tractor factory workers have begun a hunger strike after not being paid for five months. They are also fundraising for a plane ticket for President Medvedev to come and mediate.


      Recent Stories

      • Feature

      Professors and students unite to oppose cuts to Lebanon’s only public university

      July 12, 2019

      A six-week strike by teachers has bolstered a movement against proposed austerity measures targeting Lebanon’s dangerously underfunded education system.

      • Column

      How movements can use drama to seize the public imagination

      July 9, 2019

      Drama helps movements draw attention to their issues, but it won’t come without creativity and direct action tactics that reach beyond the choir.

      • Review

      America is as hard to find as ever

      July 4, 2019

      Kathleen Alcott’s new novel “America Was Hard to Find” puts the U.S. under a microscope to reveal its staggering beauty and rapacious violence.