Experiments with truth: 8/1/11

    • Syrian security forces backed by tanks and snipers launched a ferocious assault Sunday on defiant cities and towns, killing at least 70 people and possibly many more as the regime raced to crush dissent ahead of Ramadan.
    • Russian police detained dozens of anti-government activists in Moscow and St. Petersburg on Sunday—the latest in a series of protests that Russian opposition leaders call on the last day of every month with 31 days. The date is a reference to the 31st Article of the Russian Constitution, which guarantees freedom of assembly.
    • Tens of thousands of Israelis took to the streets nationwide on Saturday to protest rising housing prices in the largest turnout in a grassroots movement that began two weeks ago and is demanding steps from the government to ease the burden.
    • Thousands of casino workers protested outside Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Thursday, denouncing steep pay cuts most employees had to take when new owners bought the casino last year.
    • Tens of thousands of protesters turned out in cities across Yemen on Friday to call for the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in a remarkable show of determination after six months of demonstrations and armed clashes that have failed to topple the embattled leader.


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