Experiments with truth: 5/28/10

    • At their commencement ceremony last week, University of Maryland graduates held signs above their caps to protest the BP oil spill and demanded clean energy now.
    • Thousands of French workers marched yesterday in Paris and other cities to protest planned pension reforms.
    • Dozens of teachers rallied in Karachi, Pakistan yesterday to protest delays in certain allowances.  After police charged at them with batons, they held a sit-in.
    • Last week, art activists entered the London Tate Museum and filled an exhibit with oil and dead fish to protest BP sponsorship as they labeled the Gulf oil spill “the largest oil painting in the world.”  The exhibit had to be closed for cleanup.
    • 400 employees of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago walked out on Wednesday to protest poor working conditions.


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    By threatening to strike and engaging in a bold civil disobedience campaign, Connecticut health care workers with SEIU District 1199 won their demands for safety and a living wage.

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    Like Biden’s bold moves on government spending? Thank social movements.

    and Paul Engler
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    In spite of the rising popularity of concepts such as the “Overton Window,” the importance of grassroots organizing is still being underestimated.