Vietnam’s new strongman president

Vietnam is the latest nation to elect a strongman leader as president, contributing to a trend that can be seen around the world.

Kavanaugh and #MeToo

Niamh Dunne looks at the contentious nomination of Brett Kavanaugh and how it revealed the power of the #MeToo Movement

IPCC climate change report highlights the urgent need for societal change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, long regarded as conservative, is forecasting a very dire future for the planet should governments of the world not act. But what does the report mean? Marianne Foody explores.

The Yemeni emergency

Yemen is considered the worst man-made humanitarian crisis in the world, with some 22.2 million people in need of assistance.

Political crisis and conflict in Burundi

Burundi is a country the world has so far chosen to ignore. Media indifference and donor fatigue have meant that this crisis has received few headlines.

Babycakes, by Armistead Maupin

Emily Daly reviews Armistead Maupin’s seminal classic on life, love and everything in between during the height of the HIV crisis in San Francisco.

At STAND News, our team of editors and contributors believe in the power of sharing stories that celebrate and connect ordinary people doing extraordinary things to make the world a better place. (They also believe in the power of coffee and are familiar with the sound of a deadline as it whizzes past!). We welcome contributions from anyone with the desire to help bring about positive change. If you have something to share, we’d love to hear from you!

STAND Book Club

The STAND Book Club is a chance for students & youth around Ireland to hear from high level activists, campaigners, thinkers in Ireland about the books that opened their mind, made them mad, got them to see the world in different light and forced them to take action. Taking place in Books Upstairs on D’Olier Street on the third Monday of each month, it’s not to be missed! The final book club of 2018 takes place on Monday 19th November from 6-7pm with guest speaker Ailbhe Smyth. Ailbhe’s chosen book of the month is ‘Sister Outsdier’ by Audre Lorde. Check out our Facebook page for updates!








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