Experiments with truth: 1/5/11

    • Somewhere between 400 and 600 citizens gathered outside of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s inauguration ceremony at the Capitol in Madison on Monday to remind him of his promise to create 250,000 jobs and protest his rejection of a $810 million federal grant for high speed rail.
    • At a rally in the Forest of Dean, UK, more than 3,000 people, backed by celebrities, bishops, leading conservationists and politicians, pledged to defend “the people’s” trees from what they fear will be a corporate land grab.
    • More than 500 Lebanese and Palestinian activists marched in Tyre on Monday in an unprecedented rally—not against the Israeli occupation of Palestine, but against smoking.
    • About 450 workers at the construction site for a cruise ship pier in Trelawny, Jamaica took strike action on Monday to protest an unfair tax deduction scheme being used by the company. They also demanded an increase in their wages.


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