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#Activism

# activism - Saturday 9 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 9th 2019, 1:29 PM 28,381 Views 22 Comments

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
# Extinction Rebellion
# Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion launching legal action against police over London protest ban

Updated Oct 15th 2019, 10:35 PM 19,616 Views 0 Comments

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
# Land Ho
# Land Ho

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

Aug 28th 2019, 4:00 PM 19,034 Views 102 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Sep 23rd 2018, 5:30 PM 17,602 Views 101 Comments

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'
# Interview
# Interview

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

Feb 25th 2018, 12:05 AM 43,917 Views 206 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 13th 2017, 8:15 PM 2,682 Views 29 Comments

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
# Student Activists

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

Feb 21st 2017, 8:10 AM 15,292 Views 150 Comments

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
# Activism
# Activism

Republican councillor supported by TDs has jail sentence for graffiti overturned

Jan 7th 2015, 5:04 PM 9,341 Views 77 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 18th 2014, 10:40 AM 4,852 Views 13 Comments

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
# Occupy Central
# Occupy Central

Pro-democracy protesters tear-gassed in Hong Kong

Sep 28th 2014, 1:06 PM 9,084 Views 45 Comments

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'
# A Matter Of Race
# 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'

Aug 19th 2014, 6:34 PM 39,823 Views 48 Comments

The actor schooled CNN on white privilege and double standards.

# activism - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Here's what Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestine groups in Ireland have to say about the conflict
# Two Sides
# Two Sides

Here's what Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestine groups in Ireland have to say about the conflict

Jul 19th 2014, 7:45 AM 20,306 Views 192 Comments

We spoke to both.

# activism - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 25th 2014, 10:42 AM 8,708 Views 83 Comments

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
# Under The Sea
# Under The Sea

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

May 25th 2014, 4:30 PM 38,778 Views 11 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Jan 25th 2014, 9:15 AM 9,697 Views 33 Comments

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

# activism - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Greenpeace activists could face 15 years in Russian prison for piracy
# Russia
# Russia

Greenpeace activists could face 15 years in Russian prison for piracy

Sep 25th 2013, 7:58 AM 4,455 Views 35 Comments

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

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

The 11 funniest protest signs ever

Sep 22nd 2013, 8:15 PM 46,468 Views 30 Comments

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'
# Bravery
# 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'

Aug 21st 2013, 8:13 AM 10,014 Views 39 Comments

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

# activism - 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 8,713 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.

# activism - Friday 22 February, 2013

Column: Abortion is too important an issue for disrespectful debate
# Abortion
# Abortion

Column: Abortion is too important an issue for disrespectful debate

Feb 22nd 2013, 1:00 PM 373 Views 52 Comments

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
# World Peace Day
# World Peace Day

Malala Yousafzai to receive Tipperary International Peace Award

Jan 1st 2013, 12:21 PM 5,757 Views 27 Comments

“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
# Shannon Airport
# Shannon Airport

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

Oct 12th 2012, 9:28 AM 4,394 Views 95 Comments

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
# Ai Weiwei

China: Artist Ai loses appeal against tax fine

Jul 20th 2012, 7:02 PM 2,498 Views 2 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

May 10th 2012, 6:45 AM 350 Views 350 Comments

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
# Occupy
# Occupy

Occupy The Dáil action shut down by gardaí

May 6th 2012, 6:47 PM 8,273 Views 75 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Mar 4th 2012, 12:25 PM 10,456 Views 194 Comments

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
# Anonymous
# Anonymous

Interpol website hacked after arrest of 25 suspected Anonymous members

Feb 29th 2012, 9:39 AM 2,414 Views 15 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

Feb 17th 2012, 2:13 PM 2,876 Views 34 Comments

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
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

SIPTU calls for suspension of 'unfair' household charge

Feb 17th 2012, 12:09 PM 3,179 Views 59 Comments

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

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

Feb 7th 2012, 10:00 AM 3,618 Views 14 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jan 30th 2012, 8:30 PM 165 Views 49 Comments

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
# Ban

TCD bans Daily Mail from campus shops

Dec 7th 2011, 4:49 PM 14,674 Views 90 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Occupy protests show an overwhelming sense of entitlement

Nov 3rd 2011, 7:30 AM 113 Views 119 Comments

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
# Occupy London

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

Oct 27th 2011, 11:00 AM 905 Views 15 Comments

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