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# activist - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

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

“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

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

# activist - Saturday 30 December, 2017

# activist - Saturday 1 April, 2017

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

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 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

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

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

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

# activist - Monday 14 September, 2015

Topless protesters pulled from stage at Muslim religious conference

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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”

“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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

Legal activist arrives in US after rushed exit from China

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

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

Hamas said its troops were storming a building in which the trio believed to be responsible for death of pro-Palestinian activist Vittorio Arrigoni were hiding.

# activist - Friday 25 March, 2011

Chinese activist sentenced to 10 years in jail

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