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# activist - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Sinéad Burke is the first little person to attend the Met Gala
# Represent
# Represent

Sinéad Burke is the first little person to attend the Met Gala

May 7th 2019, 9:27 PM 38,517 Views 22 Comments

“It is surreal, inspiring and humbling to be gracing the [Met Gala's] infamous red carpet,” Burke wrote in Vogue.

# activist - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Linda Brown, who helped end US school segregation, dies aged 76
# Activist
# Activist

Linda Brown, who helped end US school segregation, dies aged 76

Mar 27th 2018, 8:35 AM 10,099 Views 8 Comments

Brown was at the centre of a major court battle that helped end widespread racial segregation in the US.

# activist - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Erica Garner, activist daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner, has died aged 27
# Activist
# Activist

Erica Garner, activist daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner, has died aged 27

Dec 30th 2017, 2:43 PM 70,877 Views 46 Comments

She suffered a heart attack last week.

# activist - Saturday 1 April, 2017

'I can't stop crying': Tributes after rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker dies aged 65
# RIP
# RIP

'I can't stop crying': Tributes after rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker dies aged 65

Apr 1st 2017, 3:17 PM 14,737 Views 13 Comments

The former soldier was heavily involved within the San Francisco LGBT rights movement.

# activist - Friday 14 October, 2016

President leads tributes following death of 'inspirational' disability rights campaigner
# Martin Naughton
# Martin Naughton

President leads tributes following death of 'inspirational' disability rights campaigner

Oct 14th 2016, 9:55 AM 10,448 Views 8 Comments

Martin Naughton has died at the age of 62.

# activist - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Mother and baby home survivors say their community is "torn in half" over inquiry terms
# Inquiry
# Inquiry

Mother and baby home survivors say their community is "torn in half" over inquiry terms

Jul 19th 2016, 12:05 PM 11,945 Views 5 Comments

They are seeking the remit of the commission to be widened and will hold a protest against it today.

# activist - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Award-winning environmentalist shot dead in her home after receiving death threats
# Assassination
# Assassination

Award-winning environmentalist shot dead in her home after receiving death threats

Mar 3rd 2016, 9:58 PM 30,363 Views 11 Comments

The mother of four previously had an around-the-clock guard but recently switched to an occasional security detail.

# activist - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Israeli transgender activist wins right for cremations against the wish of her religious parents
# Orthodox Jewish
# Orthodox Jewish

Israeli transgender activist wins right for cremations against the wish of her religious parents

Nov 26th 2015, 6:07 AM 18,178 Views 28 Comments

This follows a ruling by the country’s Supreme Court.

# activist - Monday 14 September, 2015

Topless protesters pulled from stage at Muslim religious conference
# Paris
# Paris

Topless protesters pulled from stage at Muslim religious conference

Sep 14th 2015, 10:34 AM 43,416 Views 143 Comments

The women are part of activist group Femen and were protesting radical speakers at the conference.

# activist - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Erin Brockovich tells Berkeley families it's her "duty" to offer them assistance
# Justice
# Justice

Erin Brockovich tells Berkeley families it's her "duty" to offer them assistance

Jun 24th 2015, 4:08 PM 33,323 Views 22 Comments

“No words from me or anybody else can ease their pain.”

# activist - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Ashley Judd pressing charges against Twitter users for abusive comments
# March Madness
# March Madness

Ashley Judd pressing charges against Twitter users for abusive comments

Mar 18th 2015, 3:52 PM 12,441 Views 38 Comments

The actress was tweeting about her favourite basketball team when it happened.

# activist - Friday 18 July, 2014

Margaretta D'Arcy to be released from Limerick Prison
# Peace
# Peace

Margaretta D'Arcy to be released from Limerick Prison

Jul 18th 2014, 8:28 AM 11,106 Views 109 Comments

The 80-year-old anti-war activist had refused to sign a bond saying she would act lawfully and stay out of unauthorised zones in Shannon Airport.

# activist - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Egypt has deported Irish Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire
# Activist
# Activist

Egypt has deported Irish Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire

Mar 5th 2014, 5:06 PM 12,871 Views 27 Comments

Maguire won the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize with Betty Williams for founding a peace group to resolve the conflict between North Ireland’s Catholics and Protestants.

# activist - Monday 17 February, 2014

Activist says she was detained at Olympics over 'Gay is OK' flag
# Sochi
# Sochi

Activist says she was detained at Olympics over 'Gay is OK' flag

Feb 17th 2014, 4:43 PM 7,741 Views 81 Comments

Police have denied that Vladimir Luxuria was detained, but she says she was held but not charged.

# activist - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Folk legend Pete Seeger dies at 94
# RIP
# RIP

Folk legend Pete Seeger dies at 94

Jan 28th 2014, 8:42 AM 6,492 Views 9 Comments

The folk music champion died of natural causes at a New York hospital last night.

# activist - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

"Nobody is above the rule of the law" - Shatter on Margaretta D'Arcy
# Margaretta D'arcy
# Margaretta D'arcy

"Nobody is above the rule of the law" - Shatter on Margaretta D'Arcy

Jan 21st 2014, 10:05 PM 11,905 Views 121 Comments

A group of TDs tonight called for the release of the 79-year-old campaigner, but the Justice Minister says it is not up to him to interfere with the judiciary.

President defends Sabina prison visit as “private and personal”
# Margaretta D’Arcy
# Margaretta D’Arcy

President defends Sabina prison visit as “private and personal”

Jan 21st 2014, 1:11 PM 14,137 Views 72 Comments

“Sabina is a person who can speak for herself and is a person of very good judgement.”

Gilmore: No problem with Sabina Higgins prison visit to Margaretta D'Arcy
# Activist
# Activist

Gilmore: No problem with Sabina Higgins prison visit to Margaretta D'Arcy

Jan 21st 2014, 10:18 AM 7,089 Views 37 Comments

The wife of President Michael D. Higgins visited the veteran peace campaigner in “private and personal” capacity, according to the Áras.

# activist - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Nelson Mandela: Prisoner, president and father of 'Rainbow Nation'
# Obituary
# Obituary

Nelson Mandela: Prisoner, president and father of 'Rainbow Nation'

Dec 5th 2013, 10:41 PM 8,207 Views 24 Comments

The former president of South Africa, who spent 27 years in prison, inspired a nation and the world.

# activist - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Malala Yousafzai to visit Ireland next week
# Prize-giving
# Prize-giving

Malala Yousafzai to visit Ireland next week

Aug 14th 2013, 8:00 PM 8,694 Views 45 Comments

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.

# activist - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Syria Through a Lens: life of slain filmmaker and activist honoured
# Syria
# Syria

Syria Through a Lens: life of slain filmmaker and activist honoured

May 26th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,098 Views 7 Comments

The one-year anniversary of the death of young journalist Bassel Shehadeh, who was killed in a shelling attack by Syrian government forces, will be marked by a worldwide commemoration of his life and work.

# activist - Monday 25 March, 2013

Tributes paid after death of LGBT and civil rights activist
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid after death of LGBT and civil rights activist

Mar 25th 2013, 12:46 PM 10,263 Views 12 Comments

Christopher Robson, one of the founder members of the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network, passed away following a short illness.

# activist - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Legendary human rights activist Inez McCormack dies
# Inez Mccormack
# Inez Mccormack

Legendary human rights activist Inez McCormack dies

Jan 22nd 2013, 8:12 AM 6,937 Views 9 Comments

The veteran trade unionist and founder of the Participation and Practice of Rights organisation died following a short illness.

# activist - Saturday 12 January, 2013

26-year-old web pioneer behind Reddit found dead
# Suicide
# Suicide

26-year-old web pioneer behind Reddit found dead

Jan 12th 2013, 8:18 PM 40,638 Views 73 Comments

Aaron Swartz was an internet activist who had helped create RSS when he was just 14 years old. Authorities in New York are treating his death as a suicide.

# activist - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Column: How social media became a very real battleground
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How social media became a very real battleground

Dec 1st 2012, 7:00 PM 22 Views 7 Comments

The conflict in Gaza is the latest to show the power of social networking – but online platforms need to examine the role they play, writes Jillian York.

# activist - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Bogus 'family' members try to visit activist Malala
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Bogus 'family' members try to visit activist Malala

Oct 16th 2012, 12:05 PM 6,466 Views 11 Comments

Police denied claims there were arrests after people claiming they were the Pakistani teen’s family members tried to gain access to the hospital.

# activist - Monday 15 October, 2012

Pakistani girl shot by Taliban arrives in UK for treatment
# Activist
# Activist

Pakistani girl shot by Taliban arrives in UK for treatment

Oct 15th 2012, 10:09 PM 6,621 Views 20 Comments

Malala Yousafzai is being treated for a damaged skull in a highly specialised unit in Birmingham.

# activist - Sunday 20 May, 2012

Legal activist arrives in US after rushed exit from China
# China
# China

Legal activist arrives in US after rushed exit from China

May 20th 2012, 5:05 PM 1,367 Views 3 Comments

Chen Guangcheng and his family were suddenly allowed to leave China on Saturday after a weeks-long diplomatic tussle between Washington and Beijing.

# activist - Saturday 19 May, 2012

Chinese activist who fled house arrest heads to US
# China
# China

Chinese activist who fled house arrest heads to US

May 19th 2012, 2:55 PM 1,354 Views 3 Comments

The well-known Chinese activist was hurriedly taken from a hospital and put on a plane for the United States after a nearly month-long diplomatic tussle that has tested US-China relations.

# activist - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

Militant implicated in Italian activist's death in Gaza commits suicide
Live Apr 19th 2011, 7:02 PM

Militant implicated in Italian activist's death in Gaza commits suicide

# activist - Friday 25 March, 2011

Chinese activist sentenced to 10 years in jail
# China
# China

Chinese activist sentenced to 10 years in jail

Mar 25th 2011, 10:39 AM 452 Views 0 Comments

This is the third time Liu Xanbin has been put in jail by Chinese authorities.