Experiments with truth: 12/17/10

    Veterans for Peace members outside the White House. Photo: Ellen Davidson
    • As President Barack Obama was unveiling a new report on progress of the war in Afghanistan, a lineup of high-profile dissenters joined in an act of civil disobedience organized by Veterans for Peace that ended with about 135 demonstrators being arrested outside the White House Thursday afternoon. A solidarity protest was held in New York City, where close to a dozen were arrested for blocking a street near the recruiting station in Times Square.
    • About 200 Jersey City police officers and supporters lined the walls of the City Council chambers during Wednesday night’s meeting to protest proposed layoffs. They carried signs calling on city officials to “fire the cronies, keep the cops.”
    • Workers at Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton walked off the job early Thursday morning to protest a misappropriation of federal funds to the hotel giant, which, rather than preserve jobs, has failed to renew a contract.


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