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Experiments with truth: 9/24/10

  • 27 people in French Polynesia on hunger strike over the slow reconstruction after Cyclone Oli have called off their action after a government delegation arrived on the island of Tubuai and said that their grievances would be considered.
  • On Wednesday, the staff of Mogadishu’s Global Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) walked out in protest against a takeover by a radical Islamist group.
  • Members of the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual and Transgender Center at the University of Rhode Island began a sit-in at the campus library on Wednesday at midnight. The group is unhappy with ongoing negotiations with URI officials over budget, campus climate, and other issues.
  • About 100 people demonstrated Wednesday morning outside a downtown Los Angeles courthouse where 33 immigrant rights activists face charges of civil disobedience for their protests against Arizona’s immigration law.
  • More than 150 charter school students in San Bernardino, California walked off their campus on Tuesday afternoon to protest conditions they say range from unsafe play areas to unsanitary food and a change in leadership.