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# Civil Rights

This year
Opinion: 'Everyone in the Traveller community has experienced prejudice at some point'
Michael Power of Involve Youth Services looks at the challenges and the positives to be addressed around this year’s Traveller Pride Week.
Opinion: The Hate Offences Bill is far from anti-democratic - it's a mark of a civilised society
Adam Long of the National LGBT Federation (NXF) outlines why it’s important the new hate offences laws are not delayed or derailed.
Legendary Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown dies
The NFL icon has passed away at the age of 87.
All time
Austin Currie remembered for his ‘fearless, immense courage’ at funeral
The leader of the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland was laid to rest in his native Edendork, Co Tyrone, on Saturday.
Opinion: Austin Currie - peacemaker, parliamentarian and titan of the civil rights movement
SDLP leader Colum Eastwood pays tribute to the late politician and civil rights campaigner, who will be buried today.
Malcolm X's family demand new murder investigation following allegations of FBI involvement
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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"
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
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
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
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'
“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
Here’s the arrest report.
Ireland's attitude to housing rights, social security and culture is under scrutiny
A Civil Society report will be presented in Geneva next week.
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.
'More needs to be done': Baltimore police face a civil rights probe
‘There has been a serious erosion of public trust’.
Fifty years ago today, protesters marched on Selma and changed the course of history
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'
“We cannot rewrite history, but we can right history.”
PICS: Defining moments of Martin Luther King Jr's life
The Nobel Peace Prize winner died in 1968.
Poll: Would you support gardaí using drones?
A crime fighting tool too far?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.