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# activism - Saturday 9 November, 2019

'It's not my job to educate the world': Activist Sinead Burke speaks about bullying and her own experience

Burke has made waves in recent years catching the attention of Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

# activism - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Extinction Rebellion launching legal action against police over London protest ban

Activists continued protests in the capital in defiance of the police order today.

# activism - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Greta Thunberg reaches New York by yacht after crossing the Atlantic to attend climate summit

The teenager refused to fly to avoid a plane’s gas emissions.

# activism - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Response: 'I have concerns about Take Back the City, but Labour will stand among those who support it'

I fully support peaceful protest and direct action as a legitimate form of democratic participation, writes Brendan Howlin.

# activism - Sunday 25 February, 2018

Ireland's secretive anti-fascist group says far-right here can be 'extremely violent and dangerous'

The group said it is constantly monitoring fascist individuals and groups in Ireland to ensure they do not gain momentum.

# activism - Thursday 13 July, 2017

'I'm pushing for change in mental health services - and you can help me'

Our Voices contributor Natalie Marr has a burning idea that gives us all a chance to effect change.

# activism - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Planned talk by Israeli Ambassador at Trinity College is cancelled after protests Student Activists This post contains videos

Planned talk by Israeli Ambassador at Trinity College is cancelled after protests

Students for Justice in Palestine said there was an imbalance on the planned panel.

# activism - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Republican councillor supported by TDs has jail sentence for graffiti overturned

Gary Donnelly had been sentenced to six months in jail for daubing an anti-internment slogan on Derry’s walls.

# activism - Thursday 18 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge Russell Brand has responded to that scathing open letter from an RBS banker On Brand

Russell Brand has responded to that scathing open letter from an RBS banker

He’s still blaming the bigwigs upstairs for the commotion at RBS’s London offices last Friday.

# activism - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Pro-democracy protesters tear-gassed in Hong Kong

Large parts of the city were shut down by the demonstrations.

# activism - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Grey's Anatomy's Jesse Williams on Ferguson: 'I've never seen a white body left in the street for 4 hours'

The actor schooled CNN on white privilege and double standards.

# activism - Saturday 19 July, 2014

# activism - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

80-year-old activist Margaretta D'Arcy given two week sentence in court for Shannon protest

D’Arcy was ordered to sign a bond promising not to trespass at Shannon Airport – but she may not sign it.

# activism - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Incredible shots of the last nomads who spend their entire lives at sea

British photographer James Morgan tells the story of the Bajau Laut with these beautiful images.

# activism - Saturday 25 January, 2014

'Only the chief of the battalion knew I was a girl': Meet Ola, the Syrian rebel

Driving instructor, medicines smuggler, rebel fighter, prisoner, exile…

# activism - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Greenpeace activists could face 15 years in Russian prison for piracy

The 30 activists from 18 countries have been detained since they scaled an oil platform in the Arctic last week.

# activism - Sunday 22 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge The 11 funniest protest signs ever I Saw The Sign

The 11 funniest protest signs ever

They might be serious issues, but they’re also pretty gas.

# activism - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

'I don't want to be the girl who was shot by the Taliban - I want to be the girl who fought for the rights of every child'

IN FULL: Malala Yousafzai’s speech in Tipperary last night.

# activism - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Malala Yousafzai to visit Ireland next week

Malala Yousafzai is to receive the Tipperary International Peace Prize in honour of her campaign work to ensure girls’ access to education across the developing world.

# activism - Friday 22 February, 2013

Column: Abortion is too important an issue for disrespectful debate

Fighting each other will get us nowhere – Ireland needs to have a genuinely respectful and mature debate about this serious issue, writes Laura Larkin.

# activism - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Malala Yousafzai to receive Tipperary International Peace Award

“The Taliban tried and failed to silence her and have instead amplified her voice.”

# activism - Friday 12 October, 2012

'Legal violations' caused by US military and CIA use of Shannon Airport outlined in new booklet

Irish peace groups have outlined the “aviation, human rights, and international humanitarian law” which are being violated by the use of the airport by foreign military.

# activism - Friday 20 July, 2012

China: Artist Ai loses appeal against tax fine

Ai Weiwei – a vocal critic of China’s government – had decried the ruling, saying it an attempt to silence him.

# activism - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Column: Feminism is on the up again – but it needs to be for everyone

These times are an opportunity, writes Clara Fischer. Why shouldn’t feminism become the new normal?

# activism - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Occupy The Dáil action shut down by gardaí

But an activist said the group are planning a “substantial” action before the fiscal treaty referendum.

# activism - Sunday 4 March, 2012

Poll: Should the Occupy Dame St camp move for St Patrick's Day? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Occupy Dame St camp move for St Patrick's Day?

The campaigners have been asked to leave the Central Bank plaza for the festival weekend. But what do you think?

# activism - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Interpol website hacked after arrest of 25 suspected Anonymous members

Those arrested – aged between 17 and 25 – are suspected of planning cyber-attacks against several South American and European institutions. Interpol’s website went down following news of the arrests.

# activism - Friday 17 February, 2012

Government urged to legislate for X case, 20 years after court decision

More than 50 groups, TDs, academics and NGOs have today called on the government to legislate for the right to abortion in Ireland when a woman’s life is in danger.

SIPTU calls for suspension of 'unfair' household charge

The country’s largest trade union said that the €100 household charge penalises low and middle income families and called on the government to suspend it.

# activism - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

UCD students fail in bid to overturn sacking of students' union staff UCD

UCD students fail in bid to overturn sacking of students' union staff

UCD Students’ Union had closed a photocopying centre, saying it could not sustain its losses after the union fell €1m into debt.

# activism - Monday 30 January, 2012

Column: Occupying NAMA buildings isn’t just a gesture – it’s essential research

Such is the obscurity around NAMA’s operations that protesters are forced to commit acts of civil disobedience just to uncover the paper trail, writes Conor McCabe.

# activism - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

TCD bans Daily Mail from campus shops Ban

TCD bans Daily Mail from campus shops

Students voted last night to ban the newspaper from shops over an inaccurate article it ran about UCC student Caolan Mulrooney.

# activism - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Column: The Occupy protests show an overwhelming sense of entitlement

We do need radical social change – but the Occupy protesters are going about it the wrong way, writes Evert Bopp.

# activism - Thursday 27 October, 2011

St Paul's Cathedral priest resigns over Occupy London eviction plan Occupy London This post contains videos

St Paul's Cathedral priest resigns over Occupy London eviction plan

Giles Fraser has stepped down in support of the protest camp, after arguing that they should not be forcibly evicted.