Symbols in the News


Bill Protecting Religious Symbols On War Memorials Passed
The War Memorial Protection Act, introduced by Reps. Brian Bilbray, Duncan D. Hunter and Darrell Issa, stemmed from a recent ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that declared the cross atop the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial unconstitutional.
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In a TriBeCa Park, a Question of Law and a Religious Symbol
Is the sukkah merely a cultural symbol, or is it unmistakably religious in character? Does the government endorse its religious significance by allowing it to occupy a big chunk of a park when symbols of other faiths are not represented?
nytimes.com/2011/09/26/nyregion/in-a-manhattan-park-a-question-of-law-and-a-jewish-symbol.html

Costa Concordia captain: symbol of the era?
The Concordia captain's missteps and failure to take responsibility have spurred deeper discussion about a dearth of moral leaders.
csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2012/0119/Costa-Concordia-captain-symbol-of-the-era

The Costa Concordia: an all-purpose symbol for our times
Across Europe, people have shown the urge to use the stricken ship as a metaphor. Such musings help us negotiate the world.
guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jan/20/costa-concordia-symbol-for-our-times?

Imperial symbols
The dragon is the symbol of imperial authority: the emperorís throne is referred to as the dragon throne, imperial robes are called dragon robes and the palaces and tombs of Chinese emperors boast dragon carvings and sculptures.
thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2012/1/22/lifefocus/10273275&sec=lifefocus

Occupy Boise tent city is a symbol, not a camp, protesters tell legislators
Members of Occupy Boise set up an encampment in Downtown Boise on Nov. 5, and now they’re fighting to keep it. Lawmakers are considering a bill that would make the encampment illegal.
idahostatesman.com/2012/01/21/1961933/tent-city-is-a-symbol-not-a-camp.html

 

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United Nations Symbol Evolves
The United Nations charter and the preparatory commission document are inscribed with an emblem.
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Symbol Of Hatred
The city thought of itself as a meeting place between East and West, as symbol of reunification and the great focal point...
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Famous Art On Coins: Nefertiti
Behind the head in the field of the piece is the Egyptian cross Ankh, a symbol of everlasting love, life and happiness.
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