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.


    Recent Stories

    • Feature

    The Little Big Union joins the growing movement to transform fast food

    April 22, 2019

    Using “solidarity union” tactics, workers at a popular Portland burger chain have launched a union to fight for their basic labor rights.

      How Sudan’s protesters upped the ante and forced al-Bashir from power

      April 17, 2019

      The Sudanese people took to the streets for more than a struggling economy. They were calling for freedom, peace, justice and the downfall of the regime.

      • Analysis

      Progressive coalition boycotts ‘woke-washing’ of San Francisco event space

      April 13, 2019

      Activists are confronting a San Francisco event space with a self-proclaimed “social justice” mission over gentrification and its owner’s outspoken Zionism.