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Experiments with truth: 7/25/11

  • Several Syrian towns observed calls for a general strike on Saturday, a day after protests in which at least nine people were killed by security forces.
  • Ecuador’s largest circulation daily newspaper has run a blank front page to  protest a $40m libel ruling imposed for running a column critical of President  Rafael Correa.
  • More than 2,000 workers at the world’s largest private copper mine have gone on strike in Chile to protest reductions in their production bonuses.