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Experiments with truth: 9/22/10

  • Trade unions, university students, peasants and other groups in Peru are holding a 48-hour strike in Cusco that has suspended train services to the Inca citadel Machu Picchu due to protests over an irrigation project that critics say could leave communities without water.
  • Six activists chained themselves to a crane in western Turkey on Monday to protest a hydroelectric dam that will mean the destruction of an ancient city of Allianoi.
  • An estimated 1500 Scouts gathered in the little town of Vlaardingen near Rotterdam on Saturday to create an aerial image of 10:10, a global campaign to cut carbon emissions by 10 percent a year starting this year.
  • A group of 12 Chilean activists began an open-ended “massive solidarity fast” on Sept. 14 to support indigenous Mapuche prisoners who have been carrying out a liquids-only hunger strike since July 12. They were arrested under a Pinochet-era law that criminalizes legitimate forms of protest against the seizure of their lands.