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  • India's Young Brides Rebel Against The Dowry Demand

    10/09/2003 3:03:20 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 833+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 10-10-2003 | Phil Reeves
    India's young brides rebel against the dowry demand By Phil Reeves in Delhi 10 October 2003 A new and unlikely front has been opened in the battle by young Indian women against illegal dowry demands, this time within a bastion of religious and cultural conservatism, Varanasi on the Ganges. The ancient holy city, where devout Hindus traditionally go to die, has become the venue of a high-profile and decidedly contemporary confrontation between a media-savvy young woman and a man whose family she accuses of illegally demanding money for her hand. In May, Nisha Sharma, a 21-year-old computer software engineer, became...
  • Luther: The Movie (Review)

    09/26/2003 10:49:40 PM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 70 replies · 934+ views
    the movie theatre ^ | 9/27/03 | Ralph W. Davis
    I just saw the the new Luther movie. OUTSTANDING!!!! I'm not a big fan of Hollywood in general, and historic (or mis-historic) movies in particularly, because they ALWAYS seem to fudge on historic facts, but this movie is a real exception. I've read the two best biographies of Luther (Bainton's "Here I Stand" and Oberman's "Luther: Man Between God and Devil") and this movie while a summary--to keep it movie length--is ROCK SOLID historic. At the same time its a moving compelling story....that keeps your interest. A buddy who saw it with me thought the film was only 1 1/2...
  • Football Game Forfeited Because Of Confederate Flag

    09/17/2003 7:12:33 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 25 replies · 1,029+ views
    local6 ^ | 13 September 2003 | AP
    STRONGHURST, Ill. -- A Saturday football game between the Longwood campus of the Chicago International Charter School and Stronghurst Southern in Henderson County was forfeited because of a dispute over a Confederate flag.Longwood is an almost all African-American school on Chicago's South Side. The school had arranged to play a road game against Stronghurst Southern as a form of cultural exchange.The game was forfeited, however, because of Stronghurst Southern's ritual of carrying a Confederate flag onto the field after each touchdown by one of its players.Stronghurst Southern's nickname is the Rebels, and the school's mascot is dressed as a Confederate...
  • Board votes to keep Rebel nickname for Strom Thurmond High

    08/06/2003 5:11:12 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 4 replies · 205+ views
    The State ^ | Aug. 06, 2003 | AP
    JOHNSTON, S.C. - Strom Thurmond High School will keep its Rebel nickname, but the Edgefield County School Board has voted to get rid of the mascot that looks like an old Southern aristocrat. Tuesday night's vote on the compromise left both sides of the argument saying they weren't satisfied. The school board initially voted 4-3 in June to get rid of the Rebel name and mascot. But a petition drive, phone calls and the threat of a lawsuit made the board decide to reconsider the matter. Tuesday's compromise passed 6-1 and will go into effect next school year. The decision...
  • Remembering a Rebel

    08/02/2003 12:16:38 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 192+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/30/03 | Lee Dye
    Remembering a Rebel Oliver Harwood Fought Hard for a Space Station of a Different Design By Lee Dye Special to July 30 Ollie is dead, ending the long, tumultuous career of a space pioneer of extraordinary skill and courage, although you may never have heard his name. Oliver Harwood first came into my life in the mid-1980s, when I was a science writer for the Los Angeles Times, and he was a senior engineer for the aerospace giant, Rockwell International. He died recently of a heart attack, the only way anyone could have ended Ollie's desperate battle to...
  • Rebel Phillipine Troops End Mutiny

    07/27/2003 10:49:14 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 420+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-27-2003 | John McLean
    Rebel Philippine troops end mutiny Rebel leaders agreed to give up after hours of negotiations Renegade Philippine troops have agreed to end their mutiny in Manila and return to barracks, the government says. President Gloria Arroyo went on television to announce that "the crisis in Makati is over - 296 soldiers, including 70 officers, are standing down and returning to barracks". The rebel soldiers had stormed a prestigious shopping complex in Manila early on Sunday, demanding the resignation of Mrs Arroyo, whom they accused of corruption. The breakthrough came after several hours of negotiations between the rebels and senior government...
  • CA: Recall puts anti-tax rebel in spotlight (Ted Costa)

    07/04/2003 10:54:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 305+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 7/4/03 | Patrick May
    <p>SACRAMENTO - As the slightly wacky anti-tax warrior of California politics, Ted Costa has played the bad boy of Sacramento politics for two decades, relatively unknown and swiping from the sidelines of power as he tried to thwart tax-and-spend politicians.</p> <p>Today, Costa has come in from the fringe.</p>
  • Tax rebel can't sell his book, judge rules

    06/22/2003 10:10:59 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 246 replies · 391+ views
    first ammendment ^ | 6.21.03 | The Associated Press
    LAS VEGAS A tax protester may not sell his book that contends paying income tax is voluntary, a federal judge ruled June 16. U.S. District Judge Lloyd D. George wrote in an order banning the book that Irwin Schiff is not protected by the First Amendment because he has encouraged people not to pay taxes. "There is no protection ... for speech or advocacy that is directed toward producing imminent lawless action," George wrote in support of the preliminary injunction on the book, The Federal Mafia: How It Illegally Imposes and Unlawfully Collects Income Taxes. The Internal Revenue Service...

    03/03/2003 9:52:14 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 10 replies · 425+ views
    education news ^ | March 3, 2003 | JANN FLURY
    Today, public schools across North America are often faced with rebellious, unruly students. This phenomenon reflects a mismanagement of the school's code of discipline. There is no standard interpretation of discipline within our public education system. Many schools see discipline as something harsh, punitive and old-fashioned. They want school to be a friendly place that is fun and exciting for the students, without rules to stifle individuality. Paradoxically, school can be fun and exciting for students only when they are learning something worthwhile, and when they feel confident because they know their place and are familiar with the rules of...
  • Afghan Rebel Urges Attacks Against U.S.

    02/23/2003 3:34:42 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 2 replies · 208+ views
    Associated Press , Yahoo News ^ | February 23, 2003 | KATHY GANNON
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Afghan rebel commander Gulbuddin Hekmatyar said he is proud the United States has branded him a terrorist and echoed Osama bin Laden (news - web sites)'s call for suicide attacks against Americans, according to a statement obtained Sunday by The Associated Press. Calling the United States the "big Satan of the world," Hekmatyar, a former Afghan prime minister, also vowed jihad against U.S. troops in Afghanistan (news - web sites). American forces are combing parts of eastern Afghanistan for Hekmatyar, his loyalists and Taliban and al-Qaida fugitives. "I am thankful to Almighty God that the United States...
  • Intent of redesign wasn't to snub Southern heritage (Ga State Flag)

    01/16/2003 6:47:52 AM PST · by WhiskeyPapa · 15 replies · 331+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | January 16, 2003 | Cecil Alexander
    For some Georgians, the adoption of a new state flag two years ago to replace the 1956 standard generated feelings of betrayal. Some say it was outsiders trying to impose their will on the state, and in the process dishonor the men and women who fought and gave their lives in defense of their homes. As the designer of the new Georgia flag, I can say forthrightly that nothing could be further from the truth. No one in or out of government asked me to design the flag, no one paid me and I donated the copyright to the state....
  • Reconsidering Grant and Lee

    01/12/2003 6:36:28 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 114 replies · 716+ views ^ | January 8, 2003 | AP
    <p>MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) --Ask most schoolchildren and they will tell you that Robert E. Lee was a military genius while Ulysses S. Grant was a butcher who simply used the North's advantage in men and material to bludgeon the Confederates into submission.</p>
  • Rebel flag to remain part of display on beach

    11/07/2002 6:36:57 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 5 replies · 274+ views
    Clarion Ledger ^ | November 7, 2002 | The Associated Press
    <p>GULFPORT Harrison County supervisors won voter support Tuesday for their decision to fly the Rebel flag on a beach display. NAACP leaders were mum on whether a boycott would be called.</p> <p>Harrison County voters approved a nonbinding referendum 58 percent to 42 percent to keep the Rebel flag as part of a display on the Gulfport-Biloxi border.</p>
  • Rebel flag flies at the center of a new war over symbolism

    11/04/2002 8:49:45 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 13 replies · 532+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | Nov. 02, 2002 | MIKE CUMMINGS
    BILOXI, Miss. - Thousands of soldiers died charging behind the Confederate Battle flag during the bloodiest fighting in American history.Nearly 140 years after the Civil War, the Rebel flag flies at the center of a new war being waged on the Coast and throughout the South.Rhetoric about heritage and hatred has replaced bullets and grapeshot. There's no bloodshed in the current fight, just bitterness.For many, the Rebel flag symbolizes Southern heritage and valor. For many others, it represents slavery, racism and lynchings.Groups on both sides of the debate appear ready to fight relentlessly for their causes.Last year, pro-Rebel flag forces...
  • Phone solicitor fired over rebel flag tattoo

    10/11/2002 10:16:23 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 47 replies · 2,640+ views
    SP Times ^ | 11 October 2002 | MIKE BRASSFIELD
    ST. PETERSBURG -- Vincent Bonnain, a lifelong construction worker, had finally found a job indoors that he liked, working as a telemarketer. Things seemed to be going well until lunchtime Wednesday, his second day on the job, when he was abruptly told he was fired.The problem: the Confederate flag tattoo on Bonnain's forearm, along with the tattooed words, "Born a rebel, die a rebel." Apparently the tattoo didn't sit well with the mortgage refinancing company he was working for."I really enjoyed my job. I told them, "I'll cover it up. I'll wear long-sleeved shirts. I'll have it removed.' They said,...
  • Lawyers: Settlement near in challenge to school's Rebel flag ban

    09/13/2002 10:16:48 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 63 replies · 602+ views
    FIRST AMENDMENT FREEDOM FORUM.ORG ^ | 09.12.02 | The Associated Press
    LEXINGTON, Ky. Just before the trial was to begin over a teenager who was suspended from high school for wearing a T-shirt bearing the image of the Confederate flag, lawyers told the court they were about to settle the case.An order filed Sept. 10 in U.S. District Court in Lexington revealed the settlement. Lawyers would not discuss details, but said it should be made final within 30 days."I don't want to upset any apple carts," explained attorney Kirk David Lyons of the Southern Legal Resource Center in North Carolina, a nonprofit group devoted to protecting the civil rights of...

    08/20/2002 7:45:47 AM PDT · by ex-snook · 3 replies · 170+ views
    EWTN | Aug 16, 2002 | CWNews
    CATHOLICS TAKE ACTION AFTER PRIESTS DEFEND PRO-ABORTION POLITICIAN PLYMOUTH, Michigan, Aug 16, 02 ( - Michigan gubernatorial candidate and Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC) parish member Jennifer Granholm has caused an uproar in her church after her parish priest defended her "pro-choice" views in a Sunday bulletin. After Granholm was permitted to leaflet parishioners, Father Doc Ortman, associate pastor at OLGC, responded to parishioners' concerns about Granholm (a supporter of partial-birth abortion) with an unorthodox exposition of Catholic teaching. "Many people have come to me in the two weeks just past to ask about television ads which point out...
  • Iran's nuclear weapons program growing at secret sites, rebel group alleges

    08/14/2002 3:20:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies · 389+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8-14-02 | JOHN J. LUMPKIN
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- Members of an Iranian rebel group alleged Wednesday that Iran's government is building at least two secret sites to support its nuclear weapons program.</p> <p>Citing sources inside the Iranian government, officials with the National Council of Resistance of Iran said the sites are a nuclear fuel production plant and research lab at Natanz and a heavy water production plant at Arak. Both sites are in central Iran south of the capital of Tehran.</p>
  • Rebel Re-enactor with a Cause

    07/01/2002 2:49:16 PM PDT · by TexConfederate1861 · 56 replies · 767+ views
    The Free-Lance Star/"Aw Shucks!" | 6-30-02 | Laura Moyer
    Spotsylvania resident Willie Levi Casey Jr. is an African-American member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and proud to be Southern. By LAURA MOYER The Free Lance-Star Date published: Sun, 06/30/2002 ROCKVILLE--In the Hanover County woods where men in blue and men in gray are shooting at each other, it's all noise and smoke and stink. Across a field there's cannon fire so loud it resets your heartbeat for you. Horses whicker, and men shout. Fog-thick gunpowder smoke gives off a rotten-egg reek. For Confederate Pvt. Casey of the 6th North Carolina State Troop, a Civil War re-enactment unit, the...
  • Put a rebel in Congress?

    06/04/2002 1:52:14 PM PDT · by craqed · 63 replies · 450+ views
    Here is one of the candidates in the November elections for Congress in Mississippi. Jim Giles (the candidate) wants to "put a rebel in Conress for a change to shake things up". Link to his website: