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Greek Archaeology and Civilization at Risk

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.18.2016 | Arts
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Discovering the past is necessary but elusive. You think of what you did yesterday and you are often in doubt in seeking the truth of a few hours ago....

Rodney King Shared A Profound Lesson From The LA Riots Just Before His Death

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 05.02.2016 | OWN

In 1992, Rodney King became a household name after he, a black man, was brutally beaten by four white Los Angeles police officers who were later found...

Baltimore: A Look Back at Victims of San Francisco Riots

Suzette Standring | Posted 06.30.2015 | San Francisco
Suzette Standring

This epidemic of deaths of African-American youths at police hands is not new. In 1966, the police shot and killed 16-year-old Matthew Johnson, an African-American, in the Bayview Hunters Point area of San Francisco where I grew up. I was 12 years old; now I'm 60.

If I Were a Black Man

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

Whether or not one believes in the fairness of the justice system, the picture that African-Americans see is stark and bleak. The facts stare them in the face every day.

How Do We Hold On to Hope in Times of Injustice?

Vanessa Mártir | Posted 01.25.2015 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Mártir

My daughter and I were standing in the middle of the baseball field in Inwood Hill Park, looking up at the stars, when something told me to check to see if the decision was finally announced. "NO INDICTMENT" stared back at me, taunting. I fell to my knees, crying. Yet again I was that kid watching an injustice occur right before my eyes and feeling helpless to do anything about it.

Trading Treasure for Weapons: ISIS Campaign of Terror Strikes at Culture

Deborah Lehr | Posted 11.10.2014 | World
Deborah Lehr

Decisive action by the international community to prevent further cultural terrorism and profiteering from antiquities theft will advance the fight against ISIS.

We Have a Parenting Crisis Going On

Angela Keck | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents
Angela Keck

We need to teach them how to handle their emotions, how to cope with being well and truly angry or upset and how to communicate and express themselves in a healthy way

Rocking the Cradle of Civilization: Antiquities Theft Funding Terrorists

Deborah M. Lehr | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Deborah M. Lehr

Criminal networks are robbing from our past to fund their terrorist activities, intimidate and undermine already struggling countries. This global crisis requires a global solution, and the United States is well-positioned to lead this charge.

Tomb Raiders and Returns: Recovering Cambodian Antiquities and Our Collective Culture

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

The return of priceless cultural objects are among the great many successes the Untied States government and the international community has won in the battle against the illicit antiquities trade.

Jewish Heir Searching for Lost Family Art

Elizabeth Rynecki | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Rynecki

My great grandfather saw his role as documenting the world around him; I see mine as uncovering and sharing a world that was lost.

At Risk: Egypt's Heritage -- and Our Own

Deborah Lehr | Posted 05.26.2014 | World
Deborah Lehr

There is a crisis unfolding in Egypt: some of the world's most precious archaeological sites and artifacts are being senselessly looted.

Proof of Ancient Aliens in the National Museum of Iraq?

Paula Froelich | Posted 03.30.2014 | Arts
Paula Froelich

One of the most amazing, inspiring museums a lot of people will (sadly) never get to visit is the National Museum Of Iraq in Baghdad.

Cultural Racketeering and Why it Matters: Robbing the World of History

Deborah Lehr | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Deborah Lehr

Many of us are familiar with crimes committed by organized gangs, from drug running, the weapons trade, to the sex trade. However, there is one kind of crime, the looting and trade of antiquities that is on par with these abhorrent black market businesses, yet seldom discussed.

WATCH: Angry Looters Trash This Business

Posted 08.13.2013 | Crime

A group of looters were caught trashing a gas station in Detroit, stealing seemingly everything they could carry out the doors. Caught on tape, tha...

Sandy Relief Centers Plagued By Looters

DNAinfo | Posted 01.30.2013 | New York

STATEN ISLAND — Relief camps and centers set up to help victims of Superstorm Sandy have had to deal with looters snatching supplies, organizers sai...

Looting After a Hurricane: It's Not About the Bread

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

There are always a plethora of excuses and rationales for the looting after a natural disaster. If it's for bread, I get that. If it's for a flat screen TV or designer jeans or the latest sneakers, I don't.

U.S. Returns Stolen Treasure To Peru

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, July 12 (Reuters) - U.S. authorities returned 14 stolen and looted paintings and artifacts to Peru on Thursday, including four archaeolo...

Two Popular TV Shows Under Fire From Archaeologists

| Posted 03.02.2012 | Science

Archaeologists are mounting a campaign against two new cable TV shows that they say encourage and glamorize looting of American archaeological sites. ...

London Riots Won Over by a Nation of Tea Lovers

Toan Lam | Posted 10.31.2011 | Impact
Toan Lam

What happens after your life has been threatened and in danger and you've successfully run to safety? According to Jonathan Walker and his wife, Philippa Morgan Walker, "Put the kettle on!"

UNESCO: Libya's Cultural Sites In 'Serious Danger'

Posted 10.26.2011 | Arts

The current political and social upheaval in Libya has brought worries the destruction of its cultural property. Libya has five UNESCO World Heritage ...


Max Wind-Cowie | Posted 10.17.2011 | Home
Max Wind-Cowie

It may be easy to call for public inquiries at the drop of an ethical hat, but it isn't especially meaningful. It demurs decision-making and abdicates the responsibility, one that our politicians should feel, for articulating a strong and compelling portrait of society and its ills.

Police Tweet Names, Addresses Of U.K. Looters

The Next Web UK | Posted 10.12.2011 | Technology

As you may already know, names, dates of birth and addresses of convicted criminals are all public record in the UK. It’s been customary for these t...

Police and Thieves: Making Sense of the English Riots

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.11.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

Observers dismiss rioters as roaming bands of delinquents. Or well-organized, tech-savvy flash mobs. They're portrayed alternately as greedy opportunists or disaffected youth. Reflecting the diversity of urban Britain, they are everyone and no one. And they're just kids.

Why Did Bookstores Survive The UK Riots?

Posted 10.09.2011 | Books

British bookstores seemed largely unaffected by the rioting that took place last night across the UK, according to a report on The Bookseller website....

No Looting in Japan

Amy Chavez | Posted 05.27.2011 | World
Amy Chavez

People around the world have marveled at the lack of mass-looting in Japan. Is it the presence of "wa" that prevents people from looting, or the power of the individual that allows them to loot?