Experiments with truth: 5/24/10

    • Hundreds of public sector workers marched to protest right-wing President Sebastián Piñera’s first state of the union address in Valparaíso, Chile, where the national Congress is located.
      • Warehouse workers marched through Boston yesterday to protest unfair contract practices at Shaw’s supermarkets.
      • 70 employees at a Fabco plant in Windsor, Canada walked off the job in a wildcat strike last Wednesday to support a colleague who was abruptly suspended the week before.
      • Victims of landslides by Attabad Lake in Pakistan ended their sit-in on Saturday after reaching a relief-package compromise with the government.
      • Hundreds protested the screening of a film at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Friday.  “Outside the Law” depicts French atrocities against Algerians and is alleged to be ‘anti-French.’


      Recent Stories

      • Analysis

      Will the real Gene Sharp please step forward?

      July 16, 2019

      Recent criticisms calling the founder of nonviolent theory a Cold Warrior are way off the mark. To rightly evaluate him, we need to understand the role he chose for himself.

      • 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.