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Signs of revolution

Images of unrest from decades past provide artists with inspiration

By David A.M. Goldberg
Special to the Star-Advertiser

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 01, 2013

~~<p>In the collective U.S. imagination, the 1960s and most of the '70s are represented by chaotic urban spectacles of burning cities, assassinated leaders and mass protests against the war in Vietnam.</p>
<p>Contemplating a photograph of two militant-looking &quot;Local Boyz&quot; sporting Black Panther-style berets (by Ed Greevy), the clenched fist in the breaking wave that defines the Save Our Surf Foundation's hand-drawn logo, or a picture of a woman being forcibly arrested by cops (by Wayne Sasaki) reminds us that the revolution and resistance fomenting across the globe was equally at home in Paris, Watts and East Oahu.</p>
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In the collective U.S. imagination, the 1960s and most of the '70s are represented by chaotic urban spectacles of burning cities, assassinated leaders and mass protests against the war in Vietnam.

Contemplating a photograph of two militant-looking "Local Boyz" sporting Black Panther-style berets (by Ed Greevy), the clenched fist in the breaking wave that defines the Save Our Surf Foundation's hand-drawn logo, or a picture of a woman being forcibly arrested by cops (by Wayne Sasaki) reminds us that the revolution and resistance fomenting across the globe was equally at home in Paris, Watts and East Oahu. Login for more...



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