Experiments with truth: 5/18/11

    • Thousands of people took to the streets in Spain on Sunday to protest against corruption, precariousness, unemployment, and a political structure that favors a two-party system. The demonstrations were followed by a peaceful sit-in with hundreds camping at Madrid’s main square la “Puerta del Sol.”
    • More than 170 Greenpeace activists dressed in business suits and carrying brief cases blocked the doors of a conference center in Brussels where delegates of the European Business Summit were meeting this morning. Only those representing businesses that support a 30 percent cut in Europe’s climate damaging emissions were allowed entry.
    • About 100 students at Cobb County’s Pebblebrook High School left class early Tuesday to protest Georgia’s new immigration law, which authorizes local and state police to investigate the immigration status of certain suspects and arrest undocumented immigrants and take them to federal jails.
    • Brazilians in Sao Paulo held a communal barbeque last week to protest the neighborhood elite who squashed plans for a subway station out of fear that it would have led to the arrival of “drug addicts, beggars, a different people, promoting the degradation of its sacred streets and increasing the number of police incidents.”


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