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May 29, 2009 | Kevin Thomas; Glenn Whipp
Danish filmmaker Anders Ostergaard was in Myanmar to do a half-hour portrait on a young member of the Democratic Voice of Burma, an underground group of video journalists determined to document the oppressive conditions in the country, when suddenly, in September 2007, the Buddhist monks' rebellion broke out. It had been sparked by the military government's decision to lift fuel subsidies, causing some fuel prices to jump as much as 500% overnight.
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NEWS
May 9, 1988
A special Arab summit devoted mainly to the Palestinian uprising in the Israeli-occupied territories will open in Algiers on June 7, the official Algerian news agency said Sunday.
WORLD
September 25, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
An uprising by about 800 gang members at two Salvadoran prisons ended peacefully after the government promised to study inmates' complaints about arrest practices and prison conditions. About 100 relatives and friends visiting the prisons in Chalatenango and Cojutepeque had been prevented from leaving when the riot broke out. They left the next day.
NEWS
April 10, 2003
The scene in Saddam Hussein's lair of power was surreal -- reminiscent of the fall of the Berlin Wall or the protests in Tiananmen Square. Just three weeks after the United States had gone to war with Iraq, two weeks after pundits had declared the allied offensive mired in the desert, and days after the Iraqi information minister had declared that the Americans would never take Baghdad, U.S. troops had arrived. And to many citizens who had taken to the streets, the foreigners were the heroes.
OPINION
August 24, 2003
The recall against Gov. Gray Davis has been dismissed as the toy of a rich conservative, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), whose self-promotion got out of hand. That scenario has a kernel of truth, but the recall also represents something larger: a people's uprising against business as usual in Sacramento.
WORLD
May 5, 2006 | Sam Enriquez and Carlos Martinez, Times Staff Writers
Thousands of riot police stormed the town square early Thursday to subdue machete-wielding protesters who had beaten two officers into unconsciousness and dragged them through the streets in attacks televised nationwide. A 14-year-old boy identified as Javier Cortes Santiago was reported killed and dozens of people were injured in confrontations that began when authorities kicked out flower vendors from their usual spot in a nearby city.
NEWS
September 6, 1987 | From Reuters
The diary of a Chinese mandarin who witnessed the 1871 Paris Commune uprising by French workers has been found in a Beijing warehouse. Chong Hou, the author, was China's foreign trade minister under the Qing Dynasty and was on a diplomatic mission to France at the time of the socialist rebellion.
NEWS
July 28, 1991 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Riverside man whose parents and two brothers were slain in St. Louis late last week was arrested Saturday on suspicion of murder, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department announced. Emory M. Futo Jr., 26, was taken into custody Saturday night after St. Louis authorities issued a warrant for his arrest, Riverside Sheriff's Sgt. Tom Koehler said. Futo's parents and two brothers were killed late Thursday or early Friday, and their bodies were found at three sites in the St.
NEWS
October 28, 1989 | Reuters
Representatives of Arab political parties and the PLO agreed Friday to form a new group to support the Palestinian uprising in Israeli-occupied territories. The plan to set up the Arab Popular Front was approved by representatives from Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania, Tunisia and Lebanon and the Palestine Liberation Organization, the Iraqi News Agency said.
WORLD
August 13, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A Haitian rebel leader who once led a paramilitary group accused of killing and torturing thousands of people has been released from prison, his lawyer said. Louis-Jodel Chamblain, a leader of the armed uprising that ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in February 2004, was freed Thursday, attorney Stanley Gaston said. Chamblain was jailed in April 2004 on two counts of murder.
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