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May 16, 1993 | Reuters
The leadership of Ukraine's Parliament has decided to let Communists resume political activity for the first time since 1991, Ukrinform news agency reported Saturday. It said the parliamentary presidium issued a statement saying: "Ukrainian citizens who share communist ideas can create party organizations on the basis of the law." Russia and Ukraine banned the Communist Party after it was heavily implicated in an abortive hard-line Soviet coup in 1991.
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May 18, 2002 | CURT ANDERSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Religious groups are divided over legislation pushed by House Republicans to allow them to be more politically active without imperiling their tax-exempt status. Supporters of the bills include conservative groups such as the Christian Coalition, the Family Research Council, Americans for Tax Reform and the Assn. of Christian Schools International. On the other side are many Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Jews, Muslims and Buddhists.
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May 3, 1991 | BETH ANN KRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Somehow we found ourselves talking about Ram Dass' funeral. I said the name of the funeral would have to be 'Be Dead Now' (after Ram Dass' best - selling book 'Be Here Now'). Bob Dylan has a line in a song somewhere about he who isn't busy being born is busy dying. There's not that many people who, at 60, are still busy being born. Ram Dass is still being born." --political activist Paul Gorman, co-author with Ram Dass of "How Can I Help?" Social action quiz for the '90s: 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1989 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, Times Staff Writer
Traditionally, judges have left the unseemly business of pressure politics to, well, politicians. Judges do not stump for ballot measures. Judges do not make grand announcements from the bench about the woeful condition of their calendars. Judges do not orchestrate a press conference to push for funds for courts and jails. Then there's Judge Michael I. Greer. The presiding judge of the San Diego County Superior Court has done all of those things in recent months.
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December 17, 1992 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a former foot soldier in the front lines of South Korea's battle for democracy, Kim Sung Yon, 26, has done it all: grieved for friends who burned themselves to death, battled riot police, flouted the law and paid for it behind bars. But now he labors away in a cluttered office plotting public education seminars and legislative strategy to pass laws discouraging land speculation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1992 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A tumultuous year of gay political activism also produced a dramatic increase in anti-gay violence in the greater Los Angeles area, according to a study to be released today by the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center. Seventy-eight incidents of "gay-bashing"--physical assaults motivated by anti-gay bias--were reported to the center's Anti-Violence Project in 1991, compared with 50 such reports in 1990 and 25 in 1989.
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March 27, 2003 | Rone Tempest, Times Staff Writer
The day after the American military campaign began in Iraq, Medea Benjamin -- her pink dress soaked in ersatz blood, a plastic baby's foot dangling from a pink ribbon around her neck -- was leading an antiwar demonstration in Washington, D.C. Back home in San Francisco, husband Kevin Danaher and daughter Arlen, 22, were part of the crowd raging through the streets, shutting down businesses and snarling traffic.
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June 29, 1991 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
A growing disenchantment with the liberal bent of the Protestant-dominated National Council of Churches has led to the Greek Orthodox Church's decision to re-evaluate its membership and is part of a global Orthodox dissatisfaction with the ecumenical movement. The action by the nation's most influential Orthodox body, announced this week, follows similar strong objections by Orthodox leaders at the World Council of Churches General Assembly, held February in Canberra, Australia.
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April 5, 1993 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three years ago, when Aly Hassan left his native Alexandria, Egypt, he was like millions of other immigrants who have come to the United States down through the years. Eager to better himself, Hassan expected to build a bright new life in a land that he thought would be a lot like the images he saw on the television show "Knots Landing." Like other immigrants, he soon found that the reality of life in America did not match his vision.
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