December 11, 2014 |
JAPANESE NATIONALISTS are in a tizzy over Angelina Jolie 's new movie, "Unbroken," the story of U.S. Olympian and World War II POW Louis Zamperini . According to Zamperini's story and the book about him by Laura Hillenbrand , Zamperini wasn't treated too well by Japanese guards while he was being held captive. But protesters claim that the depiction is unfair and untrue, and the London Telegraph says that those criticizing the film are trying to have it banned from Japan.
May 25, 2014 |
President Obama has invited India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, to the White House, squashing a State Department ban that kept Modi out of the United States when he was the Hindu-nationalist leader of business-oriented Gujarat state. Is the new leader a friendly capitalist, or a dangerous sectarian? I asked business leaders and scholars from Philadelphia's rising Indian community. Highlights: "The promise of a competent government and rapid economic growth have trounced the feudal forces of caste and regional interests," says Kris Singh , the India-born, Penn-trained engineer who built Marlton-based Holtec International into a global power-plant supplier.
November 6, 2012 |
MOSCOW - Thousands of nationalists marched through Moscow on Sunday chanting slogans such as "Russia for the Russians" to protest President Vladimir Putin's government, which they accuse of lavishing privileges on migrants and minorities while ignoring ethnic Russians. The anti-Kremlin tone of the nationalists, who once backed Putin, comes as the movement's leaders try to broaden their base after last winter's historic opposition protests against the Russian leader. Some nationalists are even denouncing violence and racism, moves mainstream opposition activists view with suspicion.
May 10, 2012 |
Martin R. Delany is one of the most interesting people you've never heard of. He was, over the course of a long life (1812-85), a writer, editor, abolitionist, Harvard medical student, physician, judge, acquaintance of John Brown, and the first African American commissioned a major in the Army. He is also widely considered America's first black nationalist, the forerunner of Marcus Garvey, Paul Robeson, and Malcolm X. But unless you're a close student of African American history or 19th-century American literature, chances are very good that you don't know much about Delany, who stands in the long shadow cast by Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and W.E.B.
May 18, 2011 |
DUBLIN - Sometimes words aren't necessary. That was the case yesterday when Queen Elizabeth II placed a wreath in Dublin's Garden of Remembrance to honor the Irish rebels who lost their lives fighting for freedom - from Britain. The queen became the first British monarch to set foot in Dublin for a century. Her four-day visit is designed to show that the bitter enmity of Ireland's war of independence 90 years ago has been replaced by Anglo-Irish friendship, and that peace has become irreversible in the neighboring British territory of Northern Ireland.
August 6, 2010
Lolita Lebron, 90, a Puerto Rican independence activist who spent 25 years in prison for participating in a gun attack on the U.S. Congress a half-century ago, died Sunday in San Juan of complications from respiratory disease. Ms. Lebron was a leading figure in the small but passionate nationalist movement in the U.S. territory. In 1954, she and three other nationalists entered the U.S. Capitol with automatic pistols and opened fire from an upstairs spectators' gallery onto the crowded floor of the House, firing nearly 30 shots.
July 4, 2008
Anthony P. Schiavo Lafayette Hill firstname.lastname@example.org Chris Satullo claims we should not celebrate Independence Day because of our dishonorable torturing and allowing the torture of prisoners to gain information ("A not-so-glorious Fourth," July 1). But is it more honorable to allow tens, even hundreds of thousands of Americans to die rather than to twist the arm of a terrorist who knows how to stop it? Satullo's view of honor holds us to a suicidal standard in the world of fanatical terrorism and increasingly powerful weapons.
April 23, 2006 |
Lillian Sissoko is a 9-year-old Russian schoolgirl who loves her nation. But her father is African, and she's dark-skinned. For that, her family believes, she was almost killed. On March 25, two white men followed her into the apartment building where she lives and stabbed her twice in the neck. She almost bled to death as she staggered up a flight of stairs, crying, "Mommy, they beat me. " Her mother, Katia, said the attackers painted white-supremacist graffiti near the entrance.
January 17, 2003 |
Ten years ago, in a small town in north India, Ashok Singhal spearheaded the destruction of a 16th-century mosque, sparking the worst religious riots since the country won independence. His supporters tore down the Babri Masjid brick by brick. A week ago, in a basement in suburban New Jersey, Singhal courted the hearts and pocketbooks of Hindu immigrants to the United States. This American visit and dozens before it, critics say, are part of a campaign to tear down India's secular political structure - not brick by brick, but dollar by dollar.
September 20, 1999 |
Hillary Rodham Clinton and other critics have repeatedly mischaracterized key elements of her husband's recent decision to free 11 imprisoned Puerto Rican nationalists. Contrary to what Hillary Clinton and others have said, the prisoners did not balk at renouncing violence in exchange for their freedom. In fact, their lawyer reiterated their opposition to violence just two days before she criticized them for their "silence" on the subject. And despite charges that the White House ignored victims of terrorist attacks by the Armed Forces of National Liberation, the Puerto Rican nationalist group known as the FALN, the prisoners who were offered clemency were never convicted of harming anyone, according to Justice Department records.