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Experiments with truth: 5/27/11

  • Tens of thousands of Iraqis dressed in the colors of the Iraqi flag marched in a military-style parade and chanted “Get out, occupier” in the Shiite slum of Sadr City on Thursday.
  • Eight Greenpeace activists climbed one of the nation’s oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants, the Fisk Generating Station, in the heart of Chicago on Tuesday morning to protest the immense damage the plant inflicts upon the local community.
  • About 2,000 ethnic Mongolians in northern China held a rare protest on Wednesday in front of a government building over the death of a shepherd, who was run over by a van driven by a Han Chinese, the country’s dominant ethnicity. The protests continued across the region on Thursday, as thousands more took to the streets.
  • Gaza’s fishermen have staged a sit-in demanding that the ban and naval blockade imposed on the sector be lifted.