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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.

Articles About Civil Rights

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

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Ferguson Ethnic Riots In USA Give Rivals the Opportunity to Thrash US Human Rights Record

By IBTimes AU

Racial divide in the U.S is antithetical to the ethos of the American dream. (Aug 21)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, HUMAN RIGHTS, TWITTER, EGYPT, ATTORNEY GENERAL, FBI

Breastfeeding campaign
Baby Inside Buggy Blown Down London Rail Track Escapes Death

By IBTimes AU

A video of a stroller being blown into a London rail track with a baby inside the pram is now being shared in various social media sites and has gone viral. In YouTube, this video has more than 60,000 hits so far less than a day after it was posted. (Aug 13)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, LONDON

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the IOS 8 operating system
Apple CEO Tim Cook 'Outed' as Gay by CNBC co-achor, Simon Hobbs on Live Television

By IBTimes AU

Tim Cook outed as gay by CNBC anchor on national TV. (Jun 30)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, NEW YORK

Regenexx procedure involves stem cells being re-injected into the patient.
Regenerative Sciences Claims That Human Cells Should Be Federally Regulated as Drugs

By IBTimes AU

Regenerative Sciences, a medical company, has locked horns with the Food and Drug Administration. Regenerative sciences developed a procedure, using patients' own stem cells, to tend to orthopedic injuries. (Jun 25)

MORE TOPICS: LAWSUIT, CONGRESS

Oprah Winfrey (R) laughs with poet Maya Angelou during the taping of "Oprah's Surprise Spectacular" in Chicago in May 17, 2011 .
Oprah Winfrey Movies Update: As Annie Cooper, A Civil Rights Heroine In 'Selma'

By IBTimes AU

Oscar-nominated Oprah Winfrey has joined the cast of "Selma," where she will be playing as civil rights heroine, Annie Cooper. (Jun 13)

MORE TOPICS: OPRAH WINFREY

Meet Princess Letizia, Spain's Future Queen

By IBTimes AU

Step aside, Kate Middleton. The world's favourite princess now has a rival in the new Queen of Spain. The recent abdication of King Juan Carlos of Spain means that the throne will be passed on to his heir, Prince Felipe. His wife, Princess Letizia, is set to become Queen. (Jun 04)

MORE TOPICS: KATE MIDDLETON

Maya Angelou Death: 18 Quotes About Success, Music, Love Plus More

By IBTimes AU

Civil rights activist, poet and author Maya Angelou died at 86 in Winston-Salem, N.C. Her words inspired and touched many. As the world mourns her passing, Maya continues to live in the hearts of people through her motivational quotes. (May 29)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, NEW YORK

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (L) talks with President of the Harvey Milk Foundation Stuart Milk (C), next to U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, after they unveiled the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp at its dedication ceremony at the White House in
First Openly U.S. Gay Rights Activist Harvey Milk Honoured in Stamp (PHOTOS)

By IBTimes AU

Harvey Milk, the U.S.'s first openly gay rights activist elected into office, has been given honours in a new U.S. postage stamp. (May 23)

MORE TOPICS: NANCY PELOSI, COURT, UNITED NATIONS, WHITE HOUSE, SUPREME COURT

True Blood
‘True Blood’ Season 7 Plot Spoilers: ‘Wolverine’ Star Will Yun Lee Cast as New Villain; Why is he in Bon Temps?

By IBTimes IN

When season seven of “True Blood” returns next month, the vampire drama will have a new villain – “Wolverine” actor Will Yun Lee, who will add to the drama in the town of Bon Temps (May 07)