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.


    Recent Stories

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    Unable to claim title to homes they paid to own, Salvadorans unite to fight developers for land rights

    June 10, 2021

    A new campaign for land rights is working to end the decades-old practice in El Salvador that has denied more than 350,000 families title to their property.

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    Nursing home workers win historic agreement for higher wages and safer jobs

    June 3, 2021

    By threatening to strike and engaging in a bold civil disobedience campaign, Connecticut health care workers with SEIU District 1199 won their demands for safety and a living wage.

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    Like Biden’s bold moves on government spending? Thank social movements.

    and Paul Engler
    May 26, 2021

    In spite of the rising popularity of concepts such as the “Overton Window,” the importance of grassroots organizing is still being underestimated.