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Diversity boost

Diversity - an English street dance troupe best known for winning Britain's Got Talent in 2009, famously beating singer Susan Boyle in the final. Or so Google tells me. But what does diversity mean to you? This week, we’ve had the privilege of working with two fantastic new initiatives aimed at encouraging more diversity in two very different fields.

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Armed Forces Day

Tomorrow is Armed Forces Day. Events will be held across the country to raise awareness of the contributions of our service men and women and to enable communities and businesses alike to show their support for our troops.

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We're for justice. Are you?

At almost 800 years old, Magna Carta is one of the earliest milestones in the history of UK rights and freedoms. First issued in 1215, then redrafted in 1297, many aspects of the document appear obscure and of a different time.

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Solidarity and civil society

A dynamic and independent civil society plays a fundamental role in any democratic society. It is one of the key checks and balances to governing power.

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Holocaust Commission: Our submission

“Free men and women denounce these vile crimes and when this world struggle ends with the enthronement of human rights, racial persecution will be ended”.

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Queen's Speech 2014

It’s gratifying, if somewhat baffling, that politicians so willing to denounce our Human Rights Act have built much of their legislative agenda for the coming year – announced in today’s Queen’s Speech – on some of the Act’s greatest achievements.

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Don't Spy On Us: Day of Action

It may be hard to believe, but it’s been nearly a year since whistleblower Edward Snowden lifted the lid on the NSA and GCHQ’s breathtaking blanket surveillance. To mark the anniversary, the Don’t Spy On Us coalition – which Liberty is a member of – invites you to join the fight against out-of-control snooping at the biggest privacy event of the year.

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However you vote today...

However you vote today, the important thing is that you do.

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We need an 80th writer - could it be you?

Writers have always been natural allies of Liberty. From our first President EM Forster and founding members HG Wells and Vera Brittain to our current Writers At Liberty group, they have long stood beside us, helping to ensure basic rights and freedoms are upheld.

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Act For Change

Few would deny the strides we’ve made in combating discrimination and championing diversity in the UK over recent decades. In 2012 we united in celebration of the Olympic success of Somali refugee Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis, daughter of a Jamaican immigrant. Weeks later elite sportsmen and women with disabilities achieved feats of physical achievement beyond mere mortals, as London hosted the world’s biggest ever Paralympic Games. And earlier this year gay couples were allowed to marry in England and Wales for the first time, as the new law permitting same-sex marriage came into force.

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