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Experiments with truth: 11/12/10

  • 500 students took to the streets of Dublin Wednesday night in protest at alleged Garda brutality during last week’s USI-organized Education not Emigration student march.
  • On Wednesday afternoon, union leaders in Nigeria said they would end their strike at midnight after receiving assurances from the president to raise the minimum wage to $150 a month. They held out the possibility of a prolonged strike if the government doesn’t act.
  • Almost a dozen women from El Paso, Texas, began their fourth day of a hunger strike in front of the White House yesterday. The women, from the group La Mujer Obrera (LMO), launched the action to do more than just protest the violence and poverty in the Southwest border region.
  • Almost 92,000 children who attend home-based daycares were forced to stay home on Wednesday as more than 13,000 employees staged a province-wide one-day strike to protest against lagging contract talks.
  • New York State Senator Tom Duane, who happens to be openly gay and a long-time champion for LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS rights, was arrested along with others on Tuesday in New York City for their civil disobedience over an AIDS housing bill. The protest was staged in response to Governor Paterson’s veto of a bill that would have provided funding for HIV/AIDS.