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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.