Experiments with truth: 5/3/10

    • Thousands gathered to march in Havana, Cuba on Saturday for International Workers Day, also known as May Day.
    • Separatists staged a sit-in in India on Saturday to demand the creation of a separate state of Vidarbha.
    • About two hundred Socialist lawmakers and supporters began a hunger strike in Albania this weekend to demand a recount of an allegedly rigged election.
    • Protests continue in Greece in the face of extreme budget cuts as the economy verges on collapse.
    • Italian unions shut down opera houses this weekend to protest an emergency decree that would affect arts funding.
    • An Albuquerque woman was on day 16 of a hunger strike on Friday to raise awareness about refugees who flee violence for poverty in the U.S.


    Recent Stories

    • Q&A

    Can a podcast show us how to change our hearts and minds?

    In “Reckonings,” producer Stephanie Lepp explores how people change, asking listeners to examine their own assumptions about how far they can stretch their empathy.

    • 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.