Experiments with truth: 9/3/10

    • On Wednesday, South African tire and component workers staged a mass strike that has seen 70,000 employees down tools in protest at wages and conditions.
    • A human rights activist in Lebanon began a hunger strike on Thursday to protest a military tribunal ruling which sentenced him to two months in prison and imposed a $1,666 fine for noncompliance with the court.
    • In Chicago, about 200 employees, or roughly half of the workforce represented by Unite Here Local 1 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, staged an impromptu, two-hour walkout Tuesday to protest increased workloads and managers doing union work amid labor layoffs.
    • In Nigeria, women in Cross River state walk naked in the street to protest what they called ‘disenfranchisement and illegal arrest of their sons’ during the local government election held in the state on Saturday.


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