Capitalism and Climate Action – can we have both?

Is it possible to see successful and sustainable climate action under capitalism? Can individual effort save our planet? Aisling O’Leary explores the fact that perhaps neither is possible, that we need change – big, sometimes inconveniencing, change.   The future that climate change has forced us to visualise is a bleak one, and bleaker again when you remember we can only point the finger of … Continue reading Capitalism and Climate Action – can we have both?

The Amazon is Burning — But Who Can Stop It

  The Amazon rainforest is burning, and it’s not a tragic accident. The massive ecosystem spans nine South American countries, home to over one-tenth of the Earth’s species and hundreds of indigenous tribal communities. Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsanaro, is following through on promises he made in January— promises to scale back environmental protection laws, promises to reallocate land that rightfully belongs to Brazil’s indigenous people, … Continue reading The Amazon is Burning — But Who Can Stop It

The Refugee Radio Network – Telling Your Story In A World Gone Mad

Máirín-Rua Ní Aodha speaks to Larry Moore Macauly, founding member and editor of the Refugee Radio Network which is based in Hamburg, Germany.   Larry Moore Macauly is a refugee and arrived in Germany 2 years ago, having left Nigeria. He set up the refugee radio network with 2 other refugees shortly after his arrival with the aim of empowering people and connecting cultures.He explains … Continue reading The Refugee Radio Network – Telling Your Story In A World Gone Mad

No Old Bar, No Holds Barred – Motley Opinion

This article has been updated in response to new information provided by the UCC SU president. Yesterday, the UCC Students Union revealed a press release that marked the public announcement of the closure of the Old Bar, and the start of a campaign by UCCSU, the Societies Guild and the Clubs Executive, in opposition to the closure. The press release referred to an open letter sent … Continue reading No Old Bar, No Holds Barred – Motley Opinion

Every Colour Illuminates

Eoin McSweeney examines the contrast between LGBT* rights at home and abroad as he writes from his work placement in a legal aid clinic that specialises in LGBT* issues in Philadelphia. Mia is picked up by police in Philadelphia for assaulting a man outside a club after he calls her a “tranny.” While she is taken to be stripped and searched, Mia is only referred … Continue reading Every Colour Illuminates

Playing the Blame Game

Eoin McSweeney meets with Mary Crilly, director of the Cork Sexual Violence Centre, to discuss the issue of victim blaming in the wake of the scandal which involved young Cork women’s Facebook photos being place on a pornographic website. “Here’s a girl I fucking hate, she thinks she’s better than everyone and I want to see her taken down a bit. I can think of … Continue reading Playing the Blame Game