Experiments with truth: 3/4/11

    • More than 100,000 protesters gathered in the Bahraini capital today for the largest demonstration since protests erupted in the Sunni-ruled kingdom almost three weeks ago, escalating pressure on the ruling Al-Khalifa family to accept sweeping political reforms.
    • Tens of thousands of protesters gathered today at main squares of major Yemeni provinces to reaffirm their demand of ending the 33-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
    • In Iraq, thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets to demand economic progress and an end to corruption. Protests are reported in Baghdad, Basra, Nineveh, Anbar and Salaheddin.
    • Last Friday close to  one  thousand Chicagoans turned out at the Illinois State Office Building to protest planned federal budget cuts proposed for HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development). Their anger overflowed into civil disobedience as they blocked traffic at one of downtown’s busiest intersections during rush hour.
    • On Monday, hundreds of students across Idaho organized a walk-out in protest of Superintendent Tom Luna’s plan to overhaul education.

     



    Recent Stories

    • Analysis

    Will the real Gene Sharp please step forward?

    July 16, 2019

    Recent criticisms calling the founder of nonviolent theory a Cold Warrior are way off the mark. To rightly evaluate him, we need to understand the role he chose for himself.

    • Feature

    Professors and students unite to oppose cuts to Lebanon’s only public university

    July 12, 2019

    A six-week strike by teachers has bolstered a movement against proposed austerity measures targeting Lebanon’s dangerously underfunded education system.

    • Column

    How movements can use drama to seize the public imagination

    July 9, 2019

    Drama helps movements draw attention to their issues, but it won’t come without creativity and direct action tactics that reach beyond the choir.