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# activist

This month
January 2023
# Murder
Suspects arrested for murder of LGBT activist in Kenya
Members of Kenya’s LGBTQ community often face harassment and physical attacks.
Last year
2022
Voices
Opinion: Climate change is no laughing matter but comedy can help
Diane O’Connor is a stand-up comedian and climate activist – she says comedy is a powerful art form in the battle against climate despair.
# chemo
Actor and activist Jane Fonda confirms she has cancer
The 84-year-old Oscar winner vowed to fight the “very treatable” illness.
# Deceived
Activist deceived into relationship with undercover London police officer awarded £230,000 (€275k)
The Metropolitan Police and the National Police Chiefs Council have been ordered to pay compensation to Kate Wilson.
All time
# Accident
Activist lands on pitch before Germany-France match, 'injures several fans'
The stunt was a protest against German car manufacturer Volkswagen.
# Peckham
Black Lives Matter activist in critical condition after party shooting
Police said there is no evidence to suggest young mother Sasha Johnson was the intended target.
# represent
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
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
Erica Garner, activist daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner, has died aged 27
She suffered a heart attack last week.
# RIP
'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.
# Martin Naughton
President leads tributes following death of 'inspirational' disability rights campaigner
Martin Naughton has died at the age of 62.
# Inquiry
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.
# Assassination
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.
# Orthodox Jewish
Israeli transgender activist wins right for cremations against the wish of her religious parents
This follows a ruling by the country’s Supreme Court.
# Paris
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.
# Justice
Erin Brockovich tells Berkeley families it's her "duty" to offer them assistance
“No words from me or anybody else can ease their pain.”
# March Madness
Ashley Judd pressing charges against Twitter users for abusive comments
The actress was tweeting about her favourite basketball team when it happened.
# Peace
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
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.
# Sochi
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.
# RIP
Folk legend Pete Seeger dies at 94
The folk music champion died of natural causes at a New York hospital last night.
# margaretta d'arcy
"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.
# Margaretta D’Arcy
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.”
# activist
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.
# Obituary
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.
# prize-giving
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.
# Syria
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.
# RIP
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.
# inez mccormack
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.
# Suicide
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.
Voices
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.
# Pakistan
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
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.
# China
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.
# China
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.
LIVE
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.
# China
Chinese activist sentenced to 10 years in jail
This is the third time Liu Xanbin has been put in jail by Chinese authorities.