Experiments with truth: 3/23/11

    • Several hundred teachers marched through Rabat on Monday for better pay a day after one of Morocco’s largest anti-government protests in recent decades against corruption and demanding government change.
    • Relatives of at least 80 political prisoners, who are on hunger strike in prison, held a demonstration in Cairo on Tuesday, accusing the government of holding them without charge.
    • On Sunday, 350 activists rallied and marched and some 30 were arrested at the U.S. Marine Base at Quantico in Virginia demanding freedom for PVC Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking secret U.S. government documents to the WikiLeaks website.
    • Honduran teacher Ilse Ivana Velásquez Rodríguez died around noon on Friday in a Tegucigalpa hospital from injuries she received that day when riot police and the special Comando Cobra unit attacked a demonstration of thousands of teachers in front of the National Institute of Teachers’ Social Security (Inprema).


    Recent Stories

    • Feature

    Unable to claim title to homes they paid to own, Salvadorans unite to fight developers for land rights

    June 10, 2021

    A new campaign for land rights is working to end the decades-old practice in El Salvador that has denied more than 350,000 families title to their property.

    • Feature

    Nursing home workers win historic agreement for higher wages and safer jobs

    June 3, 2021

    By threatening to strike and engaging in a bold civil disobedience campaign, Connecticut health care workers with SEIU District 1199 won their demands for safety and a living wage.

    • Feature

    Like Biden’s bold moves on government spending? Thank social movements.

    and Paul Engler
    May 26, 2021

    In spite of the rising popularity of concepts such as the “Overton Window,” the importance of grassroots organizing is still being underestimated.