Experiments with truth: 9/16/11

    • Eighteen people were killed today in Syria by security forces following Friday prayers, as scores of demonstrators are reported to have gathered in important cities and towns demanding an end to Bashar al-Assad’s rule and chanting “Death rather than humiliation.”
    • Thousands of workers at Freeport-McMoran’s gold and copper mine in eastern Indonesia kicked off a monthlong strike Thursday to protest low wages, bringing production and shipments to a standstill.
    • Prospective homeowners in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk are demanding apartments or their money back — and have gone on hunger strike to push their point.


    Recent Stories

    • Analysis

    Inside the sudden, rising wave of military and veteran dissent

    July 9, 2020

    A new generation of antiwar veterans is beginning to set itself apart in its opposition to America’s wars abroad and at home.

    • Analysis

    5 lessons from the K-pop fans who fizzled Trump’s Tulsa rally, and the Black organizers who led the way

    July 3, 2020

    As K-pop fans and Black organizers and artists are demonstrating, joyful, powerful movements draw more people in and reflect the kind of world we want to live in.

    • Analysis

    In times of rapid change, victory comes to those who train for it

    June 30, 2020

    If soldiers train for armed combat, why wouldn’t activists train for toppling the political-economic structure that’s killing our chance for a just future? The stakes are just as high.