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Experiments with truth: 7/1/11

  • In Britain, more than 750,000 workers refused to work Thursday in the largest public sector strike in the country in a generation. Some 6,000 schools were forced to close and 5,000 were partially closed. The workers were protesting against sweeping changes to state-sponsored pension plans.
  • After more than 300 women began a sex strike last Friday, a group of men have begun a hunger strike in a growing protest to pressure  authorities to maintain a road into and out of a Colombian village.
  • As tensions continue to rise between labor and Southern California’s three leading grocery chains, hundreds of workers rallied outside of the local headquarters of Albertsons, Vons and Ralphs on Tuesday to protest possible cuts to their healthcare benefits.