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November 15, 1992 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
As the months separate us from the intensity of the April-May riots, the "No Justice, No Peace? Resolutions . . . " exhibit at the California Afro-American Museum brings back the chills. But the multimedia show also tries to explain the causes of the unrest and offers suggestions for avoiding more violence. The exhibition features expressions of anger in O.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | By Robert Abele
Dreadfully earnest about its politics in the manner of John Sayles at his preachiest, the indie historical thriller "No God, No Master" draws a line from the civil unrest of 1920s anti-immigrant America to today's terror-besotted society that's so obvious, a freshman napping in social studies class couldn't miss it. Writer-director Terry Green packs his tale of exploding bombs, striking workers, anarchist cells and overreacting U.S. authorities with...
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2013 | By David Ng
The latest political unrest in Egypt has resulted in the theft and destruction of more than 1,000 artifacts in a museum south of Cairo, according to multiple published reports. The looting is believed to have taken place over several days starting last week. The Malawi National Museum, located in the Nile River city of Minya, contained numerous archaeological specimens and antiquities dating back thousands of years. Reports claim that the recent attacks at the museum represent the largest instance of cultural looting in the country's history.  Among the casualties is a missing 3,500-year-old statue of the daughter of Pharaoh Akhenaten, according to the Associated Press.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2014 | By Kate Mather, Joseph Serna and Joe Mozingo
ISLA VISTA, Calif. — The scene Monday on Del Playa Drive was a curious, uniquely Isla Vista mix: part laid-back beach vibe, part riot aftermath. Beach towels fluttered over cliffside balconies as UC Santa Barbara students enjoyed spring weather. Dumpsters overflowed with beer boxes and red cups. "I was in the riot," one young woman said nonchalantly to her friend as they rode beach cruisers. "I got hit by a tear gas grenade," a male student told his friends as they carried an inflatable pool over their heads.
WORLD
March 5, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
Unrest erupted Tuesday in the Maldives after its former president was arrested, the latest turn in a disputed case that his backers say is meant to stop him from campaigning for reelection. Police said Mohamed Nasheed was taken into custody Tuesday on charges of illegally arresting a chief judge during his presidency and that a hearing was scheduled for Wednesday. Nasheed had holed up last month in the Indian Embassy to avoid arrest, spending a week and a half in the building before leaving.
NEWS
February 1, 2011 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Amid the violent upheaval in Egypt that has sent visitors packing , one key element in the Egyptian tourism trade is still in business: King Tut on tour. Since 1922, when archaeologist Howard Carter uncovered Tutankhamen’s tomb, Americans have been fascinated by ancient Egypt, and Egypt has periodically capitalized by sending artifacts on museum tours. From 1976 to 1979, a small collection of treasures from the tomb of the "boy king," who reigned from 1333-23 BC , traveled to seven U.S. cities, drawing 8 million visitors, ushering in a new museum era of “blockbuster” shows and inspiring a hit single by comedian Steve Martin.
OPINION
September 18, 2012
Re "Anti-U.S. unrest among Muslims spreads," Sept. 15 It is hard to understand how a population can get so incensed over a video, a cartoon or an ignorant statement about the Koran. One has to live in a closed, homogenous society to fully grasp how something like this can happen. Sitting here in the U.S., we can pass judgment on people and their lack of tolerance, and there is merit in that. But poverty, lack of education, lack of debate and pent-up anger and frustration over life's stresses make up the root cause of such violence.
NATIONAL
February 3, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Los Angeles Times
For weeks Republicans have tried to find some political traction against President Obama, but events keep getting in their way. The latest obstacle has been the unrest in Egypt, which has further disrupted the GOP strategy over healthcare and the economy and forced conservatives to adapt their message to a fast-moving crisis that doesn't break down cleanly along party lines. Some Republicans ? such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and presidential aspirant Mitt Romney ?
SPORTS
March 3, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
U.S. Soccer's on-again, off-again friendly with Ukraine is on again after the ruling federation from the war-torn country reversed itself and said it would travel to Cyprus for Wednesday's game. Because of political violence in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, the game was moved from the city of Kharkiv to neutral Cyprus last week. But after Russian military incursions into the Crimean peninsula over the weekend, soccer federation President Anatoliy Konkov told the Reuters news service Monday that his team would not go to Cyprus in such “troubled times.” After a day of frantic negotiations, Konkov apparently reversed himself with U.S. Soccer releasing a statement Monday night that said, “The Football Federation of Ukraine confirmed that their team will travel to Cyprus and the match will proceed as scheduled.” The match is not important for Ukraine, which did not qualify for this summer's World Cup in Brazil.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall, Anh Do and Joseph Serna
Despite a violent end to the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, the event's executive producer said organizers want the competition to remain in Surf City. James Leitz, executive producer of the surfing competition, blamed an otherwise successful event on a small group of unruly beachgoers. "It comes down to a few people," he said. "They play a game of cat and mouse. They'll start something here then go there. And that's exactly what happened. " PHOTOS: Huntington Beach disturbance Leitz said a downtown task force of residents and business owners would look for ways to make the event safer in the future.
WORLD
March 13, 2014 | By Mery Mogollon and Chris Kraul
CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Nicolas Maduro's government Thursday faced accusations of owing international airlines more than $3.7 billion and violating treaties, while separately officials said the number of deaths from violence related to antigovernment protests continued to rise. In a sign of Venezuela's deepening economic problems, the International Air Transport Assn. this week accused the Maduro government of failing to “repatriate” $3.7 billion in air ticket revenue owed to foreign carriers.
WORLD
March 12, 2014 | By Mery Mogollon and Chris Kraul
CARACAS, Venezuela - Government forces used water cannons and tear gas Wednesday to turn back opposition marches in the capital, where borough mayors defied a Supreme Court order that they clear street barricades. Clouds of gas hovered near the entrance to the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas and at the adjoining Botanical Garden, where protesters had converged to join a march headed to the public defender's office. "It was horrible. I had to run a long way," said Maria Alfonzo, a 22-year-old science student who was leaving the campus when she was overcome by the gas. "The National Guard is supposed to protect us, not threaten and mistreat us. We should have the right to protest.
SPORTS
March 3, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
U.S. Soccer's on-again, off-again friendly with Ukraine is on again after the ruling federation from the war-torn country reversed itself and said it would travel to Cyprus for Wednesday's game. Because of political violence in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, the game was moved from the city of Kharkiv to neutral Cyprus last week. But after Russian military incursions into the Crimean peninsula over the weekend, soccer federation President Anatoliy Konkov told the Reuters news service Monday that his team would not go to Cyprus in such “troubled times.” After a day of frantic negotiations, Konkov apparently reversed himself with U.S. Soccer releasing a statement Monday night that said, “The Football Federation of Ukraine confirmed that their team will travel to Cyprus and the match will proceed as scheduled.” The match is not important for Ukraine, which did not qualify for this summer's World Cup in Brazil.
NEWS
February 22, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
SOCHI, Russia -- They had stood crammed together against metal barriers for nearly two hours in the gusting cold, strangers squeezed into neighbors, a mass of wildly varied dialects and different colored flags. The temperature dropped, the wind grew, but they would not leave. The program on the giant stage dragged on, but the crowd only thickened, thousands gathering at the Olympics Medal Plaza on Saturday night for different reasons, all seemingly sticking around for the same thing.
WORLD
February 21, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko
KIEV, Ukraine - After a violent week that turned parts of his capital into a war zone, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich agreed Friday to a new election and a coalition government in a deal that appeared likely to seal his political fate and bring his imprisoned rival back onto the stage. It was far from clear, however, that Ukraine could avoid more of the bloodshed that has killed at least 100 people in the country, the worst violence in its post-Soviet history. Crowds enraged by the deaths of protesters in volleys of sniper fire the previous day greeted opposition leaders who signed the agreement with the president with angry shouts and whistles.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2014 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
Wherever he goes, Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel is hailed as a symbol of El Sistema, Venezuela's model music education program. But Tuesday Dudamel arrived in L.A. as the subject of criticism for not speaking out against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's policies. Just off the plane from Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, and sitting in his office at Walt Disney Concert Hall with an espresso and poring over a Wagner opera score, Dudamel gave his first interview about his situation at home.
WORLD
August 28, 2009 | Ramin Mostaghim, Mostaghim is a special correspondent.
In a move seen as an attempt to woo disenchanted moderates and reformists back into the political establishment, Iran's supreme leader said in comments published today that he was unconvinced the leaders of the recent anti-government unrest were acting on behalf of foreign interests, distancing himself from assertions made by hard-liners. But Ali Khamenei, the country's top political and religious authority, also asserted that the days of protest that followed the disputed June 12 reelection were part of a planned conspiracy to undermine the Islamic Republic.
WORLD
January 8, 2011 | By Alexandra Sandels, Los Angeles Times
Protests and strikes driven by unemployment and high food prices continued to sweep across the tightly controlled North African nation of Tunisia on Friday amid police attempts to clamp down on the unrest. Reports also trickled out about similar unrest in neighboring Algeria, where rioting youths this week burned shops in the capital and clashed with police in several cities. At the root of the unrest in Tunisia is discontent with the autocratic government's management of the economy.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2014 | By David Ng
Gustavo Dudamel has found himself in the midst of a political debate in his native Venezuela over a recent concert he conducted that was attended by the country's controversial leader, President Nicolas Maduro. The Times' World Now blog reported Friday that Dudamel led a performance of the Youth Orchestra of Lara in the city of Maracay on Wednesday. Maduro, who was in the audience, is facing a national crisis following eruptions of violence in a number of cities, leaving three dead and many more injured.
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