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October 9, 1989
Tens of thousands of people marched through rainy streets in Rome to protest racism and demand better conditions for Italy's immigrants. The marchers walked through central Rome behind several African immigrants carrying a banner reading: "Together for a Future Without Racism." Organizers said 200,000 people took part, but police estimates varied from 60,000 to 100,000.
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October 9, 1989
Tens of thousands of people marched through rainy streets in Rome to protest racism and demand better conditions for Italy's immigrants. The marchers walked through central Rome behind several African immigrants carrying a banner reading: "Together for a Future Without Racism." Organizers said 200,000 people took part, but police estimates varied from 60,000 to 100,000.
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March 21, 1989 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
Four political detainees escaped Monday from a hospital where they were recuperating after a hunger strike and found refuge in the West German Embassy 40 miles away. They demanded freedom for all activists being held without charge by the South African government. "We have commited no crime," the four men said in a statement issued by the Detainees Aid Center. "We have been kept in detention for so long that we felt we had to embark on a life-and-death hunger strike to secure our release.
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March 21, 1989 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
Four political detainees escaped Monday from a hospital where they were recuperating after a hunger strike and found refuge in the West German Embassy 40 miles away. They demanded freedom for all activists being held without charge by the South African government. "We have commited no crime," the four men said in a statement issued by the Detainees Aid Center. "We have been kept in detention for so long that we felt we had to embark on a life-and-death hunger strike to secure our release.
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September 8, 1987 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
A community of 330 black families who were uprooted from their homes 3 1/2 years ago in an effort to make a South African rural area all-white won government agreement Monday to let them resettle on farmland near their old village in western Transvaal province.
NEWS
January 24, 1986
Lesotho's new military rulers said that anti-apartheid refugees from South Africa will be flown out of Lesotho as quickly as possible and will not be turned over to the Pretoria government, Radio Lesotho reported. A statement by the military council said that arrangements to airlift the refugees to other countries were being made by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees with help from the African National Congress, the main guerrilla group fighting apartheid.
NEWS
July 13, 1986
Oakland's City Council voted to make the city a sanctuary for refugees from South Africa, El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti. "We hope this means that Salvadorans, Guatemalans, Haitians and South Africans living in Oakland will live their daily lives with less fear," Joan Lohman of the Oakland City of Refuge Committee said after the council voted 9 to 0 to adopt the proposal. But David N. Ilchert of the U.S.
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October 20, 1990 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
When Nelson Mandela, deputy president of the African National Congress, visited Los Angeles on his triumphant U.S. tour this summer, United Methodist Bishop Jack M. Tuell was among the local dignitaries in a welcoming party for one of Mandela's talks. Tuell recalled wondering whether he could say anything meaningful as Mandela shook hands on his way to the podium. "I said one word, 'Methodist!' " Tuell wrote this week in a regional edition of the United Methodist Reporter.
NEWS
July 12, 1985 | JERRY GILLAM, Times Staff Writer
Governor Appointed Byron L. Nishkian of San Francisco to the state Parks and Recreation Commission. A Democrat and semi-retired partner in an engineering firm, Nishkian replaces John C. Williamson of Davis, whose term expired. Commission members are reimbursed for expenses. The position requires Senate confirmation.
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December 21, 1985 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
Nine South African political refugees, most of them members of the outlawed African National Congress, were shot to death early Friday in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho. The government of Lesotho said the killers were South African army commandos, but South Africa denied it. Seven blacks--four women and three men--were killed at a party about 1 a.m.
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September 8, 1987 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
A community of 330 black families who were uprooted from their homes 3 1/2 years ago in an effort to make a South African rural area all-white won government agreement Monday to let them resettle on farmland near their old village in western Transvaal province.
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May 4, 2001 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Human rights lawyers are considering legal action against a proposed government policy to turn back refugees at South Africa's borders. The lawyers accuse the government of violating the nation's Refugee Act and international conventions protecting the rights of displaced people. They also maintain that such an order would endanger the lives of people fleeing wars in other parts of Africa and would further expose South Africa to criticisms of xenophobia.
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October 19, 2008 | Max Padilla, Special to The Times
Southern California is considered the birthplace of casual sportswear, and brands like Ever represent the next generation of that tradition, taking basics such as board shorts and hoodies and rendering them in vintage prints and high-end fabrics. On Thursday, the L.A.-based label, which retails at upmarket shops such as Barneys New York and London's Selfridges, finally opens the doors to its Melrose Avenue store.
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