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# Civil Rights

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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.
# Collusion
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.
# Civil Rights
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
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.
# I have a dream
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.
# in the name of peace
'The Irish conflict's Martin Luther King': John Hume's journey to America
The topic is explored in a new documentary and book.
# andrew jackson
'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.
# black lives matter
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.
# Civil Rights
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.
# Protests
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.
# burkini
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.
# Dallas
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.
# Rosa Parks
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.
# Jenchesky Santiago
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.”
# Montgomery
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.
# malpractice
'More needs to be done': Baltimore police face a civil rights probe
‘There has been a serious erosion of public trust’.
# Civil Rights
Fifty years ago today, protesters marched on Selma and changed the course of history
Within months, segregation and voter suppression would be illegal.
# friendship nine
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.”
# mlk day
PICS: Defining moments of Martin Luther King Jr's life
The Nobel Peace Prize winner died in 1968.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you support gardaí using drones?
A crime fighting tool too far?
# Ferguson
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.
# Transparency
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.
# Civil Rights
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.
# Racism
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.
# Civil Rights Movement
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.
# Gay Rights
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.
# Gay Marriage
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.
Column: What is the role of human rights and foreign policy in a changing world?
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
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.
# Gay Marriage
Shatter says it may be best to keep 2014 a "referendum free year"
The Justice Minister has indicated the vote on gay marriage may be delayed until early 2015.