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Malcolm X's family demand new murder investigation following allegations of FBI involvement
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Malcolm X's family demand new murder investigation following allegations of FBI involvement

Feb 22nd 2021, 8:53 AM 14,547 Views 34 Comments

The iconic black activist was shot dead in New York 55 years ago yesterday.

US politician and civil rights leader John Lewis dies aged 80
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US politician and civil rights leader John Lewis dies aged 80

Updated Jul 18th 2020, 5:34 PM 22,581 Views 66 Comments

He was the youngest and last survivor of the Big Six civil rights activists.

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

Updated Jan 24th 2020, 10:46 PM 42,893 Views 83 Comments

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

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

Jun 26th 2019, 12:37 PM 14,673 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Aug 18th 2018, 8:30 AM 6,077 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Apr 4th 2018, 10:53 PM 8,128 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Nov 26th 2017, 8:30 PM 11,979 Views 77 Comments

The topic is explored in a new documentary and book.

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

May 2nd 2017, 8:36 AM 24,555 Views 98 Comments

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

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

Apr 5th 2017, 6:58 PM 53,700 Views 65 Comments

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

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

Jan 17th 2017, 8:05 PM 22,820 Views 80 Comments

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

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

Jan 10th 2017, 4:59 PM 10,301 Views 66 Comments

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

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

Aug 23rd 2016, 5:23 PM 12,867 Views 211 Comments

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

Teenager arrested for bringing homemade clock to school to sue
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Teenager arrested for bringing homemade clock to school to sue

Aug 8th 2016, 9:38 PM 29,469 Views 72 Comments

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

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

Mar 17th 2016, 5:30 PM 49,498 Views 223 Comments

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

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

Feb 10th 2016, 12:30 PM 1,631 Views 138 Comments

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.

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

Dec 4th 2015, 11:01 PM 75,516 Views 37 Comments

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

Sixty years ago Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus - and changed history
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Sixty years ago Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus - and changed history

Dec 1st 2015, 9:30 PM 20,880 Views 33 Comments

Here’s the arrest report.

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

Jun 5th 2015, 8:00 AM 602 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Jun 3rd 2015, 7:30 PM 69 Views 25 Comments

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

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

May 8th 2015, 4:21 PM 4,599 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Mar 7th 2015, 4:30 PM 11,739 Views 26 Comments

Within months, segregation and voter suppression would be illegal.

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

Jan 29th 2015, 7:20 AM 26,497 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Jan 19th 2015, 6:50 PM 10,931 Views 19 Comments

The Nobel Peace Prize winner died in 1968.

Poll: Would you support gardaí using drones?
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Poll: Would you support gardaí using drones?

Jan 17th 2015, 9:36 AM 20,012 Views 153 Comments

A crime fighting tool too far?

Stores looted after police say slain US teen is robbery suspect
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Stores looted after police say slain US teen is robbery suspect

Aug 16th 2014, 11:34 AM 11,816 Views 52 Comments

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

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

May 14th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,986 Views 65 Comments

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

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

May 6th 2014, 4:47 PM 4,035 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:00 AM 9,139 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Apr 22nd 2014, 9:47 PM 7,993 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Mar 21st 2014, 6:04 PM 124 Views 96 Comments

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.

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

Mar 18th 2014, 1:00 PM 7,864 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Mar 4th 2014, 1:00 PM 75 Views 11 Comments

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.

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

Feb 7th 2014, 7:00 AM 40 Views 97 Comments

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.

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

Dec 29th 2013, 7:00 AM 15,627 Views 204 Comments

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”.

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

Dec 10th 2013, 11:30 AM 68 Views 49 Comments

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.

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

Nov 13th 2013, 7:00 AM 86 Views 11 Comments

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.

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

Nov 4th 2013, 7:30 PM 23 Views 44 Comments

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

Nov 4th 2013, 1:05 PM 6,616 Views 102 Comments

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

UN committee members hear call for independent Magdalene inquiry
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UN committee members hear call for independent Magdalene inquiry

Oct 30th 2013, 7:45 PM 4,336 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Oct 24th 2013, 1:04 PM 73 Views 102 Comments

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.

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