Not So Quietly and Peacefully: What’s Happening in Belarus

Current Affairs Editor Alana Daly Mulligan looks at the political upheaval unfolding in Belarus as a result of Sunday’s election.  Tuesday, 11th August, at 5 pm: My mind is anywhere except in the real world, but that’s about to change rapidly.   *Ping*  I look at my phone and open the message.  Them: “Sorry for the pause, Armageddon is going on in my country. The government … Continue reading Not So Quietly and Peacefully: What’s Happening in Belarus

Brexit: The Dates, Delays and Deadlines

    Aisling O’Sullivan plays diarist in this timeline of what you can next expect from the eternal divorce of the United Kingdom from the European Union – mark your calendars, it’s only the beginning of the end.  January 31 At 23:00, after 3 years of talks and delay, UK officially left the European Union. This marked the beginning of a transition period during which … Continue reading Brexit: The Dates, Delays and Deadlines

Taking the High Road: Our Politicians and their Past

  Maeve McTaggart analyses Corbyn’s comments and Leo’s long pause on drug-use and the well-off, asking if our double standards leave us in an endless loop of looking at only part of the problem.  |“If there was a young white boy with blonde hair, who later dabbled in class A drugs, and conspired with a friend to beat up a journalist, would he deport that … Continue reading Taking the High Road: Our Politicians and their Past

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