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Experiments with truth: 8/13/10
August 13, 2010
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A group of desperate job-hunters—who’ve been out of work so long their unemployment benefits ran out—staged a protest rally on the steps of Federal Hall on Wall Street yesterday to
demand that the Senate pass the Tier 5 unemployment extension
A crowd of approximately 35 gathered at JP Morgan Chase’s offices in San Francisco on Tuesday to
demand that banks and private equity firms pay California counties millions in overdue real estate taxes
related to corporate acquisitions stemming from the economic crisis.
Four Greenpeace activists climbed onto the roof of Poland’s environment ministry in Warsaw this week to
protest the government’s lackluster defence of the Bialowieza Primeval Forest
, one of Europe’s most precious environments.
Employees at the Mott’s apple processing plant in Williamson, N.Y., have been
on strike for at least two months with no end in sight
, as the company insists on wage cuts despite posting record profits.
A crowd of about 300 villagers in Kabul blocked a main road in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday to
protest the killing of three innocent villagers by US Forces
. In the first six months of this year, 386 civilians were killed by NATO or Afghan government forces.
Police arrested five of about 100 protesters gathered outside a Minneapolis hotel yesterday,
trying to deliver petitions to commissioner Bud Selig
to move the 2011 All-Star game out of Arizona because of that state’s new immigration law.
Expatriate Kashmiris and Pakistanis from different parts of the United Kingdom staged a big demonstration in front of 10-Downing Street on Thursday to