April 12, 1990 |
Radical reformers within the Soviet Communist Party responded angrily Wednesday to efforts by the party leadership to oust them from its ranks, and some appealed to other members to join them in an immediate break and the formation of a new party. While some members of the Democratic Platform, the principal target of the new campaign, said they will fight from within the party any attempt to purge them, others declared that the time has come to quit the Communist Party and found their own.
July 4, 1990 |
Natalia Dorokhina is a card-carrying member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. In a soft but steady voice, she speaks of Lenin as a "criminal" and says he was no lofty-minded revolutionary but the mastermind of a violent putsch that destroyed a legal government.
May 28, 1991 |
President Roh Tae Woo said today that he will guarantee the right of peaceful assembly but will deal sternly with violence and stand firm against radicals seeking to overthrow his government.
April 28, 1991 |
A powerful group of radicals launched a drive Saturday to make Boris N. Yeltsin the first popularly elected president in Russian history, naming him as their candidate in an election scheduled June 12. Winning the election would give Yeltsin the kind of enhanced executive power in the huge Russian Federation that Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev now wields nationwide.
October 18, 1987 |
Two decades ago, David Horowitz was an editor of the radical Ramparts magazine, a leader of the frenzied student movement against the Vietnam War who called publicly for "revolution by any means necessary." This weekend, wearing a suit and tie while sitting at a posh Washington hotel that he once would have denounced as bourgeois, Horowitz faced more than 200 fellow "refugees from the '60s" and declared dead the liberal tenets of a movement that he once believed in passionately.
November 11, 1990 |
The Red Square gunman who fired two shots across from Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev was identified Saturday as a radical activist who had hawked subversive leaflets and belonged to a new party pledged to remove the Communists from power. Vladimir A. Kryuchkov, chief of the KGB security agency, had indicated last week that officials believed Alexander A. Shmonov, 38, of Leningrad, who fired a sawed-off shotgun during the annual Revolution Day parade Wednesday, was simply insane.
April 11, 1990 |
The Soviet Communist Party's top leadership sharply criticized radical reformers within the party Tuesday, accusing them of dividing it into factions and undermining its authority, and it called for their ouster in what some of them fear could become a purge of liberals.
September 30, 1992 |
Like many of his contemporaries, 87-year-old Jack Miller likes to relax in a rocking chair in his living room. Unlike most of them, though, he keeps a brightly hued poster of Che Guevara on the wall behind him. During nearly every weekend of the Reagan years Miller and other somewhat less august citizens maintained a vigil at Laguna's Main Beach, protesting U.S. intervention in Central America.
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May 13, 2000 |
Jose Jacques Medina did not flee Mexico in search of work or opportunity. He left because he knew what might happen if he stayed. In 1973, he was a 28-year-old attorney, a leader of the Mexican student movement fighting for democracy and workers' rights. That year, he was arrested and accused of attempting to kidnap the dean of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. Jacques Medina faced a harsh choice: If he stayed, he could be killed or imprisoned.
September 18, 2003 |
Over bitter protests from law officers, 1960s radical Kathy Boudin was released from prison Wednesday after serving 22 years for taking part in an armored car heist that left two police officers and a security guard dead. "I'm physically ill right now," said Brent Newbury, president of the Rockland County Patrolmen's Benevolent Assn. "I can't believe I just saw Kathy Boudin walk out of prison."