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# Activism

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# Your Say
Poll: When did you last attend a protest march?
Thousands of people attended a cost-of-living march in Dublin on Saturday,
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# Inspiration
'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.
# extinction rebellion
Extinction Rebellion launching legal action against police over London protest ban
Activists continued protests in the capital in defiance of the police order today.
# land ho
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.
Voices
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.
# Interview
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.
Voices
'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.
# student activists
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
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.
# 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.
# occupy central
Pro-democracy protesters tear-gassed in Hong Kong
Large parts of the city were shut down by the demonstrations.
# A Matter of Race
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.
# two sides
Here's what Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestine groups in Ireland have to say about the conflict
We spoke to both.
# Protest
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.
# under the sea
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.
# Syria
'Only the chief of the battalion knew I was a girl': Meet Ola, the Syrian rebel
Driving instructor, medicines smuggler, rebel fighter, prisoner, exile…
# Russia
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.
# i saw the sign
The 11 funniest protest signs ever
They might be serious issues, but they’re also pretty gas.
# bravery
'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.
# prize-giving
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.
Voices
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.
# world peace day
Malala Yousafzai to receive Tipperary International Peace Award
“The Taliban tried and failed to silence her and have instead amplified her voice.”
# Shannon Airport
'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.
# Ai Weiwei
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.
Voices
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?
# occupy
Occupy The Dáil action shut down by gardaí
But an activist said the group are planning a “substantial” action before the fiscal treaty referendum.
# Your Say
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?
# Anonymous
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.
# Abortion
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.
# Household charge
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.
# 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.
Voices
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.
# 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.
Voices
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.
# Occupy London
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.