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Experiments with truth: 9/14/11

  • About two-dozen anti-BART protesters marched along San Francisco’s  Market Street Monday evening in the fifth consecutive weekly rush-hour  demonstration organized by the hacker group “Anonymous.”
  • In India, around 7,000 residents from coastal areas of Idinthakarai and other villages observed a massive hunger strike on Sunday to protest against the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP).
  • In Pakistan, dozens of squatters staged a sit-in on Sunday in a protest against the demolition of their houses on Saturday by district administration to clear the land for construction of a road.
  • In the Philippines, eight political prisoners, including a woman, started an eight-day hunger strike in Iloilo on Tuesday as part of a nationwide protest to demand the release of all political detainees in the country.
  • Almost the entire police force of a small town in southern Spain went on sick leave yesterday in a dispute over payments.