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Experiments with truth: 6/7/10
September 7, 2010
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10,000 protesters marched through the streets of Paris Saturday
to rally against the government’s crackdown on immigrants and the recent expulsion of hundreds of Roma.
people took to the streets in northern Afghanistan to protest a US-led airstrike
in Takhar province that killed civilians last Thursday. The demonstrators shouted slogans against American and foreign troops and called for them to be brought to justice.
3,000 Muslims marched Saturday
through Indonesia’s capital to the U.S. Embassy to protest plans by a Florida church to burn the Quran on Sept. 11.
sit-in at the University of Connecticut’s administration building
entered its third day on Thursday, and students vowed to remain in the building until the university promises to increase janitors’ pay.
Gaza families of prisoners detained in Israeli jails held
a protest Monday against the deduction of 170 shekels from prisoners’ salaries for electricity payments
. The protesters gathered at Red Cross headquarters, and chanted slogans blaming the ruling Hamas party for the deduction, which they said increased prisoners’ suffering.
London Underground workers started a fresh wave of 24-hour strikes
, threatening travel chaos for days and costing the economy almost £50 million, in protest at plans to axe 800 jobs. The action, to be followed by further stoppages in October and November, will disrupt Tube services, used by millions of passengers every day.
4,500 inmates in three prisons in Venezuela have gone on hunger strike
to protest overcrowding and mistreatment
Former British Prime Minister
Tony Blair has canceled a book signing
of his new memoir at a major bookstore in London this week over fears of a large turnout from antiwar protesters.