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Experiments with truth: 12/1/10

  • Thousands of Greek journalists staged a nationwide strike on Tuesday to protest against wage cuts and lay-offs in their sector, hit by the recession as the country struggles to recover from a debt-crisis.
  • A seven-day strike by Nigerian gas tanker drivers, which was launched on Monday to protest the Nov. 9 killing of a driver at a joint police-army checkpoint, is creating long lines at gas stations in Africa’s top oil producer and crippling activity in its cities.
  • On Sunday evening, thousands of members of the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) and the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) staged a 24-hour strike to protest planned job cuts, the fourth 24-hour strike on London tube system since August.
  • Workers building a new power station for EDF Energy in West Burton in Nottinghamshire staged a sit-in yesterday in a row over working conditions.
  • In Venice, protesters for several hours staged a sit-in at the city’s train station, while, thousands of students took to the streets in several other Italian cities to protest what they allege are crippling cuts to state tertiary education institutions.
  • Members of the group “Women and Men of Zimbabwe Arise” (WOZA and MOZA) marked November 29, 2010, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day with a peaceful march in central Bulawayo to the offices of the state-owned Chronical news offices.