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Experiments with truth: 12/15/10

  • DREAM Act supporters, including young immigrants and allies from across the country, gathered at the symbolic Lincoln Memorial on Monday and processed to the National Christmas Tree at the White House while singing holiday carols. The event kicked-off a week full of actions in the holiday spirit aimed at conservative lawmakers.
  • A tug boat carrying supplies to an offshore Australian gas drilling rig was prevented from leaving Port of Newcastle by a local activist, who attached himself inside the tug.
  • Greek unions grounded flights, kept ferries docked at ports and shut down public services today to protest wage cuts as the government sticks to conditions of an international bailout.
  • Some 500 secondary-school teachers picketed the governor’s office in Kyrgyzstan’s northern Talas Oblast yesterday to demand a salary increase. It was the latest in a series of such protests across the country, since teachers in a number of southern districts went on strike at the beginning of the month.