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#Civil Rights

# civil-rights - Friday 24 January, 2020

Seamus Mallon, former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister, has died aged 83

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood said Ireland has lost “one of its most fierce champions for justice, equality and peace”.

# civil-rights - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Ivan Cooper: Northern Ireland civil rights leader who led Bloody Sunday march dies aged 75

Tributes have been paid to the Northern Ireland politician, who led the march on Bloody Sunday.

# civil-rights - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Aretha Franklin: How the Queen of Soul was a trailblazer of the civil rights movement RIP

Aretha Franklin: How the Queen of Soul was a trailblazer of the civil rights movement

From Martin Luther King to Barack Obama, the soul singer was heavily involved in the fight for racial equality.

# civil-rights - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr's son says US 'must do better' 50 years on from assassination

The civil rights leader was assassinated on 4 April 1968 – 50 years ago today.

# civil-rights - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'The Irish conflict's Martin Luther King': John Hume's journey to America

The topic is explored in a new documentary and book.

# civil-rights - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

'People don't ask... why was there a Civil War?': Historians mystified by Trump's latest comments

“I would prefer the president had a better handle on American history,” one historian remarked.

# civil-rights - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Pepsi pulls 'tone deaf' Kendall Jenner protest ad after sustained backlash

The advert was released on the 49th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination.

# civil-rights - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

US Governor tells black congressman 'a thank you would suffice' for the abolition of slavery

Maine Governor Paul LePage said John Lewis needs a history lesson.

# civil-rights - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Jeff Sessions says he'd be a fair Attorney General and defy Trump if necessary

Civil rights advocates have rallied against his nomination, with protesters attending today’s Senate hearing.

# civil-rights - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

France's burkini bans being fought as an "attack on fundamental rights"

The Human Rights League (LDH) is appealing a decision by a lower court in the Riviera city of Nice which upheld a ban.

# civil-rights - Monday 8 August, 2016

Teenager arrested for bringing homemade clock to school to sue

The boy brought the clock to his school in Dallas and was later arrested and suspended.

# civil-rights - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Adams defends "back of the bus" remark after White House mix-up

The Sinn Féin has called for US administration to review its approach to his party.

# civil-rights - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

We seem to have forgotten the Special Criminal Court is supposed to be exceptional

While Sinn Féin’s manifesto pledge was always going to attract close scrutiny, the shootings in the past week have thrust its existence to the top of the news-cycle, writes Dr Alan Greene.

# civil-rights - Friday 4 December, 2015

WATCH: US cop places gun in black man's mouth 'to show off to his friends'

“I dare you to f**king fight me, son…I just came from Iraq and I’m not scared of none of y’all.”

# civil-rights - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

# civil-rights - Friday 5 June, 2015

Ireland's attitude to housing rights, social security and culture is under scrutiny

A Civil Society report will be presented in Geneva next week.

# civil-rights - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

The UN is reviewing Ireland's protection of rights – how will we fare?

We take a closer look at the economic, social and cultural rights situation for three Irish social groups, as they stand today.

# civil-rights - Friday 8 May, 2015

'More needs to be done': Baltimore police face a civil rights probe

‘There has been a serious erosion of public trust’.

# civil-rights - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Fifty years ago today, protesters marched on Selma and changed the course of history

Within months, segregation and voter suppression would be illegal.

# civil-rights - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Judge does the 'right thing' 54 years after these 9 men were jailed for sitting at a 'white table'

“We cannot rewrite history, but we can right history.”

# civil-rights - Monday 19 January, 2015

PICS: Defining moments of Martin Luther King Jr's life

The Nobel Peace Prize winner died in 1968.

# civil-rights - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Poll: Would you support gardaí using drones? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support gardaí using drones?

A crime fighting tool too far?

# civil-rights - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Stores looted after police say slain US teen is robbery suspect

The shooting of an unarmed black teenager has led to rallies, protests and rioting in the town.

# civil-rights - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Traveller and human rights groups to have their say on Garda oversight

The Oireachtas Justice Committee is holding a meeting on the issue today and had invited a number of groups to speak.

# civil-rights - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Education, training and legal help all lacking for trafficking victims - Immigrant Council of Ireland

The ICI spoke to the Seanad and have outlined how over half of those trafficked to Ireland do not get access to proper supports.

# civil-rights - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

In Dublin today: The man who warmed up the crowd for Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech

John Lewis was a keynote speaker alongside Martin Luther King Jr at the March on Washington in 1963.

# civil-rights - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Affirmative action promotes racial and ethnic diversity in US colleges - but it's under threat

A referendum in Michigan that disallowed the policy has been backed the US Supreme Court.

# civil-rights - Friday 21 March, 2014

Column: The European Commission is not recognising the human right to water

There have been countless examples of how little Commissioners care about ordinary people. Now they have snubbed a proposal which almost 1.9 million people have put their names to, writes Paul Murphy MEP.

# civil-rights - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

White says gay laws will ‘stigmatise and criminalise’… but won’t say that to Russian counterpart

Junior health minister Alex White told the Russian LGBT Sport Federation that Ireland disagrees with last year’s anti-gay propaganda law.

# civil-rights - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Column: Economic rights are just as vital to a democracy as civil rights

We must rail against the insidious notion that moral norms are not rights at all but, rather, privileges bestowed upon us by our kindly masters, writes Dr Tom Hickey.

# civil-rights - Friday 7 February, 2014

Column: As the Winter Olympics kick off in Russia, let's consider oppression in all its forms

The situation in Russia is one of the more extreme examples of LGBT rights abuses in the world, but let’s not run the risk of thinking that our community is wholly welcoming by comparison, writes Kevin Donohue.

# civil-rights - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Taoiseach on same-sex marriage: 'I wouldn’t have the same opinion as the Tánaiste'

Enda Kenny will campaign for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum, but does not agree with Eamon Gilmore’s assessment that it is the “civil rights issue of this generation”.

# civil-rights - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Column: The equality struggle didn’t end with Mandela’s prison release, it must continue

Mandela did not topple white rule single-handedly – nor did he ever claim to, writes David Cronin, who says that while he retains a deep admiration for Mandela, he did turn his back on some of his beliefs.

# civil-rights - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Column: What is the role of human rights and foreign policy in a changing world?

The Tanaiste will have the opportunity to discuss this country’s red line for human rights abuses – past which Ireland will not tolerate. I urge him to take it, writes Mary Lawlor.

# civil-rights - Monday 4 November, 2013

Column: Boycotting the Olympics would make things more difficult for Russia's LGBT people

International support is necessary, but ultimately the change to Russia’s attitudes to LGBT people can’t come from a foreign country – it has to come from a grass-roots movement within Russia itself, writes Igor Yassin.

Shatter says it may be best to keep 2014 a "referendum free year"

The Justice Minister has indicated the vote on gay marriage may be delayed until early 2015.

# civil-rights - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

UN committee members hear call for independent Magdalene inquiry

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties presented a list of recent developments in Ireland to the committee.

# civil-rights - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Column: Ireland’s continuing disregard for transgender citizens is inexcusable

As Oireachtas Committee discussions this week focus on the Gender Recognition Bill, we need to remember the human stories behind the proposed legislation, writes Emma Cassidy.

# civil-rights - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Column: If you care about other people, don't ignore Russia's targeting of LGBT rights

I was guilty of a blase attitude about gay rights in other countries – until I realised the extent of the discrimination taking place in Russia, writes Kristine Allen.

# civil-rights - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Have you read Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream speech'? MLK

Have you read Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream speech'?

Here it is, in full.

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