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.


    Recent Stories

    • Feature

    Professors and students unite to oppose cuts to Lebanon’s only public university

    July 12, 2019

    A six-week strike by teachers has bolstered a movement against proposed austerity measures targeting Lebanon’s dangerously underfunded education system.

    • Column

    How movements can use drama to seize the public imagination

    July 9, 2019

    Drama helps movements draw attention to their issues, but it won’t come without creativity and direct action tactics that reach beyond the choir.

    • Review

    America is as hard to find as ever

    July 4, 2019

    Kathleen Alcott’s new novel “America Was Hard to Find” puts the U.S. under a microscope to reveal its staggering beauty and rapacious violence.