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March 27, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Some hunters are targeting Colorado's important tourism dollars by urging a boycott of the state because of its recently approved gun control legislation. “It's a question of principle,”  Chris Jurney, vice president of the Colorado Outfitters Assn., a group that represents many of the guides and outfitters that cater to out-of-state hunters, told The Times. “It's a real threat; people are tired of having their rights infringed upon.” Last week, Colorado became the first Western state to approve gun control measures, including an expansion of background checks for prospective buyers and a limit on the size of ammunition magazines.
February 26, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
CAIRO - In another blow to Egypt's troubled democratic transition, the main opposition coalition announced Tuesday that it would boycott upcoming parliamentary elections because it didn't trust the Islamic-led government of President Mohamed Morsi to guarantee a fair vote. The decision by the secular and liberal National Salvation Front was widely expected after the nation's highest court ruled this month that provisions in the election law were unconstitutional. The opposition's strategy virtually ensures that Islamists, notably the Muslim Brotherhood and the ultraconservative Nour Party, will dominate the new legislature after the vote, which begins in April.
February 24, 2013
Re “ Hits with film fans are often misses with the staid academy ,” Feb. 22 Boycott the Oscars. Just because a movie is popular should not disqualify its nomination in any category. Non-historical-themed movies should also have a fair chance at nomination as well as historical movies. While the premise of a sleeper hit is nice, sometimes a movie gets the viewership it deserves in time. Boycott the Oscars until the academy determines that a movie's popularity will no longer disqualify it from nomination in any Oscar category, and the academy keeps to this decision in the future.
October 17, 2012 | Richard A. Serrano
FT. MEADE, Md. - Four of the five defendants in the Sept. 11 conspiracy case boycotted the start of Wednesday's pretrial hearing rather than sit and watch as government prosecutors try to persuade the military commission judge that classified material, including information about torture and inhumane treatment, be barred from their trial at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Only Ammar al Baluchi, a.k.a. Ali Abdul Azis Ali, an alleged Al Qaeda financier, chose to attend the session while the other four refused.
October 3, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
With a Monkees reunion tour looming next month, singer, songwriter and guitarist Michael Nesmith has taken to Facebook to head off what he says is a campaign by a contigent of Monkees fans who are threatening to boycott the tour unless actor Kevin Spacey steps in for the late Davy Jones to sing “Daydream Believer.” Other observers in the music business quickly started reposting Nesmith's note, several of them deriding misguided fans for suggesting...
September 25, 2012
Iran's culture minister said Monday that his country will boycott the 2013 Oscars in the wake of the anti-Islam video made in the United States that denigrates the prophet Muhammad. An Iranian film won an Oscar in the foreign film category in February. But Mohammed Hosseini said the Islamic Republic would not field an entry for next year's awards because of the low-budget video he dubbed "an intolerable insult to the prophet of Islam," the semiofficial ISNA news agency reported. Hosseini urged other Islamic countries to also boycott.
September 25, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
The NFL has been using replacement refs for three weeks now. The experiment really hasn't worked from the beginning and now it's reached the level of a full-fledged debacle with the "Monday Night Football" game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks being decided by a blown call on the final play. Did I say debacle? Actually, "disgrace" is probably a better word to describe what is going on in the NFL right now. Full list: Times' NFL power rankings On Monday night, Golden Tate pushed off a defender and tried to wrestle away a clear interception by Green Bay's M.D. Jennings, all of it right in front of an official - and was awarded a game-winning touchdown for his efforts.
September 25, 2012 | By Mark Olsen and Nicole Sperling
Iran is boycotting the Oscars. Although writer-director Asghar Farhadi's acclaimed family drama "A Separation" was named best foreign-language film at February's Academy Awards ceremony, Iranian officials have opted out of the upcoming Oscar contest. The move comes as a protest against the recent anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims," which has sparked violence throughout the Middle East. PHOTOS: 10 controversial films based on religion In a statement reported by the Iranian Students' News Agency, Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Mohammad Hosseini said the Academy Awards boycott is "to protest against the making of a film insulting the Prophet [Muhammad]
September 19, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Chick-fil-A, that purveyor of beloved chicken sandwiches and cross-cut fries, has reportedly agreed that it will no longer fund so-called gay-hate organizations. But Chick-fil-A itself isn't saying a peep. Instead, the news comes secondhand, via a Chicago alderman who had opposed allowing Chick-fil-A in his ward because of its anti-gay marriage stance. He now says he's relented because of Chick-fil-A's change of heart. Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno told the Chicago Tribune that the restaurant chain has agreed to include a statement of respect for all sexual orientations in an internal document.
July 19, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
A coalition of disability rights groups has called for a boycott of just more than 100 hotels across the country to protest the resistance by industry leaders to install equipment to make hotel pools accessible to handicapped guests. The Americans With Disabilities Act calls on owners of public pools, such as hotels and recreation centers, to install permanent lifts or ramps to give easier access to disabled guests. The equipment costs between $2,500 and $6,500 per pool. But the American Hotel & Lodging Assn.
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