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

    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.

    • Feature

    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.