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Civil Rights

Civil and political rights are a class of rights and freedoms that protect individuals from unwarranted action by government and private organizations and individuals and ensure one's ability to participate in the civil and political life of the state without discrimination or repression.

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Articles About Civil Rights

American Actor Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby Sued For Under Age Sexual Abuse; Gloria Allred Challenges Comedian To Face Victims In Court

By IBTimes AU

The actor is facing another lawsuit of sexual abuse. (Dec 05)

MORE TOPICS: NETFLIX, COURT, LAWYER, LAWSUIT, LOS ANGELES

Officer Darren Wilson is pictured in this undated handout evidence photo from the August 9 Ferguson Police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, released by the St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office on November 24, 2014.
ISIS Ferguson Game: Asks Protesters To Convert To Islam Before Sending Militants

By IBTimes AU

ISIS has no relevance in Ferguson, but it is using the strife to promote its rhetoric to a new audience. (Dec 02)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, TWITTER, WHITE HOUSE

Oprah Winfrey (R) laughs with poet Maya Angelou during the taping of "Oprah's Surprise Spectacular" in Chicago in May 17, 2011 .
Canadian Poet Greg Frankson Banned From Live Poetry Events For Alleged Sexual Assualt Charges

By IBTimes AU

Poet Frankson is facing a ban after unspecified allegations challenged his conduct. (Nov 27)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK

U.S. President Barack Obama
Obama's Ferguson Reaction Is A Balancing Act: Assuages Hurt Sentiments But Warns Against Violence

By IBTimes AU

Ferguson calls for a new policy in policing and fresh norms on civil behaviour. (Nov 27)

MORE TOPICS: WHITE HOUSE

The death certificate of Martin Luther King, Jr., along with other documents following his assassination, is seen below a picture of the family at his funeral, at the new National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia June 19, 2014.
Why FBI Told Martin Luther King That He Was An 'Evil, Abnormal Beast' Who Should Kill Himself

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

The original letter sent by the FBI to Rev Martin Luther King has been discovered by Yale historian, Beverly Gage. (Nov 18)

MORE TOPICS: FBI

A state trooper stands watch at Shoultes Gospel Hall where people are helping students and family members reunite after a student opened fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, in Marysville, Washington October 24, 2014. The student opened fire in the ca
Ex-Ohio Trooper Pleads Guilty To Issuing Sex as Penalty To Women Motorists

By IBTimes AU

A former state trooper from Ohio has admitted to his misdeamenours. (Oct 31)

MORE TOPICS: FBI

U.S. President Barack Obama departs after delivering a statement from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, during his vacation August 20, 2014. Obama on Wednesday condemned the Islamic State militants who beheaded an American journalist as "a cance
U.S. Attorney General: Obama Not To Announce Name Before Senate Polls Get Over In November

By IBTimes AU

Incumbent Eric Holder had an active stint and hopefully the new choice must match his legacy. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: GEORGE W. BUSH, WHITE HOUSE, ELECTIONS, ATTORNEY GENERAL, JUDICIARY, CONGRESS

Greatness in the Dark: A List of Famous and Accomplished People with Blindness and Visual Impairment

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

There is life after blindness. (Oct 10)

MORE TOPICS: NASA, CALIFORNIA, ANDROID

FaraDiva, a drag queen, performs during the Gay Pride Parade in Lisbon June 21, 2014.
Drag Queens Fume That Facebook Is Banning Aliases And Threaten to Drop Out Of It

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Facebook's new policy to accept only real names has alienated transvestites. (Sep 22)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK

Actress Jennifer Lawrence Attends The 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' World Movie Premiere.
A-List Celebrities, Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photo Leak: Similar Kind Of Privacy Breach Led To Prosecution Of Another Hacker In 2011

By IBTimes AU

The privacy breach of more than 100 celebrities has turned into a heated debate. Such incidences have happened in the past and the wrong-doer has been prosecuted. (Sep 02)

MORE TOPICS: FLORIDA, FBI, LOS ANGELES