Experiments with truth: 8/26/11

    • In the largest civil disobedience protests in the environmental movement’s recent history, 50 more people were arrested Thursday outside the White House in a protest against the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. Since Saturday, 322 people have now been arrested.
    • Some retrenched workers of the Ghana Cotton Company (GCC) in Bolgatanga are on hunger strike and they and their colleagues on Thursday reiterated their appeal to government to ensure that their severance awards are paid them.
    • Around 100 lawyers in Syria defied Bashar al-Assad’s regime as it continues a violent crackdown against country-wide protests, by holding coordinated sit-ins outside bar associations in at least four regions of the country on Tuesday.
    • The Pakistani city of Karachi was brought to a standstill on Tuesday after a “day of mourning” strike was called by a political party to protest against weeks of violence.


    Recent Stories

    • Analysis

    5 ways to push anti-Semites out of the Palestinian solidarity movement

    June 16, 2021

    With support for Palestinian freedom hitting a new level, intentional strategies are needed to stop white nationalists looking to hijack the movement.

    • Analysis

    50 years ago, the Pentagon Papers’ success hinged on a personal conversion to nonviolence

    June 14, 2021

    Without the friendships he forged in the antiwar movement, Daniel Ellsberg might not have found the courage and support he needed to help end the Vietnam War.

    • Feature

    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.