Experiments with truth: 10/7/11

    • Nurses, transit workers and other union members swelled the growing protest movement in New York’s financial district to around 5,000 on Wednesday. Later in the evening, a breakaway group of around 100 to 200 attempted to link arms and breach the barricade blocking Wall Street. At least 23 were arrested, some facing pepper spray and police batons.
    • The Occupy Wall Street movement has expanded to protests in more than a dozen cities, including: Tampa, Florida; Trenton and Jersey City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Norfolk, Virginia in the East; to Chicago and St. Louis in the Midwest; Houston, San Antonio and Austin in Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; and Portland, Oregon, Seattle and Los Angeles in the West.
    • Hundreds of Afghans have marched through the capital, Kabul, on the eve of the 10-year anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan, condemning the US as occupiers and demanding the immediate withdrawal of all foreign troops.
    • Several hundred people gathered Thursday in Washington DC for a scheduled anti-war demonstration that also adopted new overtones in decrying economic disparities.

     



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