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# Revolution

This year
Crowds chant ‘death to US’ as Iran marks anniversary of Islamic Revolution
Thousands of Iranians marched through major streets and squares decorated with flags, balloons and placards with revolutionary and religious slogans.
Last year
Student in Iran: 'Mahsa's death has lit a fire within - please do not forget us'
One young student has risked her safety to tell us her story.
All time
Opinion: Independent Ireland was established through violent revolution - there were few peacemakers
It is important that we don’t judge the events of the Irish revolution against fictional, sanitised versions of the Irish past, writes Caoimhín De Barra.
Opinion: The Democratic Programme of the First Dáil was a radical socialist document
Far removed from the romantic vision of the Easter Proclamation, the programme outlined the material reality of what a new Ireland should stand for, writes Donal Fallon.
Banksy 'blitzes' Paris with graffiti murals commemorating 1968 student revolt
Stencilled images in the style of the mysterious British graffiti star began appearing on walls across the French capital last week.
Ruth Coppinger: No Leo, this wasn't a 'quiet revolution'
It was the active involvement of tens of thousands on the ground in the referendum campaign – a social and political movement in itself – that was critical to the resounding win, writes Ruth Coppinger.
Liverpool's team of misfits against Real Madrid in 2014 demonstrates radical Klopp effect
Just five of the Liverpool side that played against Real Madrid three and a half years ago will feature on Saturday.
New diets, more freedom and less interfering - How Guardiola is fixing Man City's problems
The Etihad outfit suffered the most muscle-related injuries of any Premier League club last season.
Micheál Martin reckons Sinn Féin are "twisting history" with their 1916 events
The FF leader’s no fan of the event Sinn Féin is running at the Ambassador.
Cuba: If it's such a health superpower, why have thousands of doctors fled?
A total of 1,278 Cuban medics fled to make use of a US parole programme for doctors in 2013 alone.
The story behind the railroad workers airbrushed out of this 1916 picture
Changing attitudes over the past century saw railway workers hidden away.
This Blackrock bakery is doing amazing things with doughnuts
Oh sweet Jesus.
Ireland Women aiming for 'the next level' with big changes on and off the field
New head coach Tom Tierney wants to bring more great athletes onto Ireland’s rugby scene.
David Humphreys is bringing yet another Ulsterman over to Gloucester
Loosehead prop Paddy McAllister will head for Kingsholm at the end of the season.
Here is Sinead O'Connor's call for non-violent revolution on the Late Late Show
She called for “the creation of a second Republic of Ireland.”
Do you know anything about Ireland's secret War of Independence caves?
An archaeologist in Sligo has identified 35 used to hide people and ammunitions and needs your help to find more.
10 people who absolutely agreed with Russell Brand's Newsnight rant
The comedian didn’t go down well with many, but he has some fans.
After struggling in 2013, Kilkenny are back in 'sixth gear', says TJ Reid
“This year, the fitness and the speed and the touch is all back,” says the forward who broke his knee cap in 2012.
Here's what people want to do with this 'wonder material'
Not, sadly, make a superhero suit out of it.
Ousted Ukrainian President tried to flee but was stopped by border guards
Viktor Yanukovych’s plane was from leaving the country as Yulia Tymoshenko announces a bid for the presidency.
Muller, Munster and Matt Williams: How Ulster transformed from Heineken Cup also-rans to elite
Players with the nothern province won’t be happy with the progress they’ve made until they ‘actually win something.’
Defence Forces celebrate birthday of Michael Collins
Visitors to the barracks in Cork will have an opportunity to see armoured fighting vehicles including the ‘Sliabh na mBan’, which accompanied Collins at the Béal na mBláth ambush in 1922.
Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader arrested in Cairo
The Egyptian military’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood continued today, as a leading figure was arrested for his part in the killing of eight protesters in June.
'Intern bank execs and politicians' - revolution in the small ads?
An online recruitment call for revolutionaries promises all the interned a fair trial. At a later date.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died
The fiery populist has died following a nearly two-year bout with cancer.
Ecuador: President secures third term, says revolution cannot be stopped
“Nobody is going to stop this revolution. We are making history,” leftist leader Rafael Correa declared as he secured a third term in office.
Try not to cry: New Les Miserables trailer
The Internet’s general consensus is that this is going to be one epic film.
Suicide attack hits central Syria
Meanwhile, Syria’s main opposition group has broadened its base in the country, voting to add more women members as well as activists and local council representatives.
Poll open in Venezuela in tough election for Chavez
Hugo Chavez has been in power for almost 14 years – but his opponent in the presidential election is in a statistical dead heat with the president in opinion polls.
A butcher, a barber and a policeman: meet Syria's rebels
Butchers, barbers and students are now getting used to guns, tanks and warfare.
Poll: Should a statue of Che Guevara be erected in Galway?
A US politician has written to the Taoiseach urging him to stop the statue being built – but supporters of the project say the statue will commemorate Che’s Irish heritage. What do you think?
Hugo Chavez flies to Cuba for 'urgent' cancer treatment
The Venezuelan leader says he will still run in October’s presidential election despite the recurrence of his illness.
One year on: what has the Arab Spring changed?’s guide to how what has changed (or not) in Bahrain, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Tunisia since the uprisings.
Column: Revolution? Who needs it – here’s what we can do instead
History tells us a popular uprising would do us no good, writes Derry Nairn – but that doesn’t mean Irish people are powerless. Here’s what we can do…
UN chief says Syrian president must stop violence
Fears of all-out civil war increase as Ban says one-man rule and family dynasties are a thing of the past.
Tunisia marks first anniversary of Arab Spring
Tunisians are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their revolution, which sparked anti-government protests across the Arab world.
Women (slightly) more likely to "neglect" their cars, says AA
That is according a new AA Rescue survey which showed that more women neglect “simple yet important” tasks like checking tyre pressure than men – but both genders fare badly overall.
Egypt goes to the polls - amid turmoil on the streets
The parliamentary elections are significant as it is the first time Egyptians have voted since the overthrow of former president Hosni Mubarak in February.
Syria calls for Arab summit on deepening unrest
Saturday’s raids on the Saudi and Qatari raids have been condemned while thousands of pro-regime supporters take to the streets.
In pictures: Revolutionary Ireland 1913-1923
Major new photographic exhibition shows the bloody reality of life in Ireland from the 1913 Lockout to the tortured birth of the Republic.