May 29, 2009 |
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.
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.
September 25, 2004 |
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.
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.
May 5, 2006 |
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.
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.
September 6, 1987 |
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.
October 28, 1989 |
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.
August 13, 2005 |
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.
December 29, 2005 |
Uzbekistan's highest court sentenced 11 police officers, soldiers and prison doctors to as much as 11 years in prison in connection with a May uprising in the eastern city of Andijon. Nine police officers and soldiers, including the Andijon police chief, were convicted of neglecting their duty and allowing rebels access to government buildings and weapons during the revolt, which was brutally suppressed by government troops.