In 2020, much like 2016, America’s Democrats came to the election field riven by internal strife. A wide policy gulf festered between the Democrats’ progressive, left wing led by Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (and to a lesser extent Democratic Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren) and the Democratic old guard typified by household names like Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and the man who eventually went on to win the 2020 election, Joe Biden.Read More Solutionism Explains: Why Can’t Joe Biden Do Anything?
Last March, I came across something unusual as I was about to sit down to work at home. In the neighbour’s garden, a fox was, what I could only describe as, frolicking. A beautiful site. The restrictions brought in to stop the spread of COVID-19, as horrible as they are and endless as they seem, had given nature a chance to grow and flourish. Could the same be applied to humans, too?Read More COVID; A Great Time to Reimagine the Fair City
Ask most teenagers or even older children what’s kept at Area 51, their answer will be shockingly uniform.Read More
Consumption is leading to an increase in demand for plastic production of packaging Written by: Stephen O’Brien Our oceans are faced with multiple challenges as we come to the end of 2017, rising ocean tides, melting ice caps and human litter. Plastic litter has been at the epicenter of sea-animal death and the destruction of […]Read More Planet plastic: More plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050
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The ratification of CETA in the Dail is set to go to a vote very shortly, which is due to the inclusion of the investor protection mechanism within the agreement.Read More The impending ratification of CETA in Ireland –
Written by: Stephen O’Brien In 1972, on the 4th of December, President Salvador Allende of Chile, was elected despite huge opposition and US interference, took the rostrum of the (UN) United Nations General Assembly in New York. Allende called for global action against the threat from transnational corporations, that do not answer to any state, […]Read More UN Human Rights Council Binding Treaty; A stand for global justice and human rights
Our monthly review ‘Secluded’ will discuss a documentary that falls under our (Solutionism) remit in relation to politics, economics or social issues. Fire In The Blood primarily focuses on the way in which, western pharmaceutical companies utilised patent laws subsequently this prevented some of the worlds poorest from accessing life saving HIV/AIDS treatments. FITB examines the Western reaction and response to the developing world’s AIDS crisis in the 90s, which the film’s website proclaims “the crime of the century,”Read More Review: Fire In The Blood – Medicine – Monopoly – Malice
Although President Trump is the first American president to use social media to announce policy changes and official government announcements. One question that has not been explored by news outlets is whether or not Trump’s use of social media is a sign of changing times and technology, or simply a change in presidential precedent.
President Trump is certainly not the first to use social media for political benefit; President Barack Obama used Facebook to reach millions of young people across the country by posting videos depicting Obama wearing aviator sunglasses and asking Vice President Joe Biden for fashion advice.Read More Trump in the Era of Social Media
– Prison Industrial Complex – 13th – Netflix original documentary review – Our monthly review ‘Secluded’ will discuss a documentary that falls under our (Solutionism) remit in relation to politics, economics or social issues. The title of this documentary refers to the 13th amendment in the American constitution, which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, in […]Read More Secluded: The Prison Industrial Complex – 13th documentary –
By – Stephen O’Brien Introduction The civil society organisation this paper will critically evaluate is the Association for the Taxation of financial Transactions and Aid to Citizens Ireland (ATTAC). ATTAC Ireland was established in the country back in 1999. The organisation believes in equality, environmental sustainability and in the power of grassroots movements to push […]Read More Case Study – Civil Society in Ireland fighting against TTIP/CETA