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Experiments with truth: 7/22/11

  • Hundreds of thousands of Syrians defied a violent government crackdown Friday, insisting they will not be terrified into submission through bullets, mass arrests and more than four months of attacks by security forces. At least five people were killed, activists said.
  • Hundreds of union and nonunion workers protested in front of the Grand Hyatt hotel in San Francisco on Thursday to protest the abuse of workers and a clause in their contract that takes away their right to go on strike. 80 people were cited for civil disobedience.