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Experiments with truth: 9/13/10

  • A small group of Moscow-area environmentalists fighting to prevent the destruction of Khimki Forest by road-builders rallied on the Kremlin’s doorstep Thursday to ask President Dmitry Medvedev to honor his pledge to take their concerns into account. Protest leader Yevgenia Chirikova was permitted to deliver a petition urging Medvedev to stop the arrest of activists and the seizure of their newsletter.
  • Fifty Spanish miners have been engaged in a sit-in 1650 feet underground for over a week to protest unpaid wages.