Experiments with truth: 1/19/11

    • 30 people gathered in front of Combined Systems International in Jamestown, Pennsylvania on Monday to protest the manufacturing of teargas used by the Israeli Defense Forces to maintain an illegal occupation and suppress popular nonviolent dissent.
    • Dozens of students of the University of Puerto Rico and other activists were arrested today while participating in acts of civil disobedience at the main campus in Río Piedras against the imposition of a special tuition fee.
    • Members of the World Starbucks Workers Union gathered at Union Square in New York City on Monday, where they sang, danced, chanted and held banners (Demand Union Made Lattes) outside stores before delivering letters to managers demanding input into schedules, better pay, better treatment and a monthly meeting with managers to air grievances.


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