Experiments with truth: 9/20/10

    • In Chicago, a group of parents and community members staged a sit-in at a Pilsen elementary school field house Friday to protest plans to demolish the dilapidated structure.
    • Employees at France’s Piper-Heidsieck champagne maker have called an indefinite strike, in protest at plans to cut a quarter of the house’s work force. Around 80 employees have been blocking the production site in Reims since midnight on Friday.
    • In the Philippines, more than a hundred political prisoners in detention centers nationwide, joined by relatives and supporters, staged a protest fast Friday to demand immediate freedom from an administration that has pledged respect for human rights.
    • In California, Palomar College students expressed frustration at reduced classes and services at a sit-in Thursday to protest state cuts to higher education.
    • Hotel workers at the Toronto Hilton and the Hilton Toronto Airport staged a one-day walkout on Friday to protest cutbacks at the two hotels, owned by Westmont affiliates.


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