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
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 –
Foreign Committee Policy Paper There is a general sense of shock seen in academia related to the Middle East that emerged in the aftermath of the Arab Spring in 2011; yet is it evident that there various reasons as to why Middle East scholarship “missed” the warning signs that something was to come […]Read More Could the Arab Spring have been predicted?
The rise of the far-right, nationalist and racist parties in Europe is the last warning for the European Institutions Written by – Ivona Poljak Source: Flickr Creative Commons, Globalisation as perceived by artist What seemed like a thing of the past has now found its 21st-century support in Europe and the United States; far-right parties […]Read More Nationalism: How the Economic Crisis evoked the ‘mythical’ past of the 1930s
Written by – Áine Hanrahan Sexual violence in conflict occurs for many reasons. Some of the causes will be addressed in this essay but first, sexual violence must be explained. According to Pankhurst (2009) there are five meanings of sexual violence. These are rape as either a weapon of war; a reward for troops; the […]Read More The perpetration (act) of sexual violence in conflict?
An opinion piece, Written by Sophie Kane. As much as it pains me to admit, we’ve gotten so many things fundamentally wrong in this country over the years. We seem to repeat the same mistakes over and over, never learning, never evolving. The Catholic Church have ruled the state since its existence and they have […]Read More Strike4Repeal – Why the choice to have an abortion should be made by a woman and those involved in the situation, and not by the state or the Catholic Church.
Written by – Stephen O’Brien ‘Identity’, according to Merriam Webster’s dictionary definition is, “the qualities, beliefs, etc., that make a particular person or group different from others”. By this definition, any individual can claim to be a part of multiple identities, due to affiliation or self-identification with multiple sects or societal groups. A plural […]Read More Representation of Islam and Muslims in the Media
Poor and ancient management of the gambling industry wrecks tens of thousands of lives in Ireland each year.Read More Ireland screams for new gambling regulations
JobBridge is exploitative of the Live Register numbers.Firstly, it is targeted for those on social welfare, actively looking for jobs, but have been unemployed for at least the past three to six months. Once they are ‘employed’ by a JobBridge company, the government then deducts them from the Live Register, appearing to look like they are tackling the nation’s unemployment problem. This can be argued to not even be reflective of the true unemployment numbers as JobBridge is technically a temporary job, and does not guarantee full time employment (though that is what the general purpose of an internship is supposed to fulfill). It therefore skews the labour market numbers favorably to make the Irish government look good.Read More The national internship scheme – JobBridge Investigation