Experiments with truth: 11/5/10

    • Hundreds of people convened in downtown Pittsburgh on Tuesday to protest the development of “fracking,” a new and untested method of natural gas extraction that is threatening to take over Pennsylvania and neighboring states.
    • More then 4,000 BBC employees started a 48-hour strike over pensions today, forcing the state-funded broadcaster to curtail programs and run pre-recorded shows.
    • Concerned residents of the Navajo Nation, along with activists, constructed symbolic black crosses in front of Kayenta Mine in Arizona, which was named last spring as one of the most dangerous mines in the nation.
    • 11,000 London Underground staff began a 24-hour walkout on Tuesday night to protest job cuts.


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