Cambodian Genocide

The word ‘genocide’ is associated, in the minds of most, with the atrocities committed by the Nazi Regime during World War II. Few are aware of the equally heinous and more recent genocide campaign led by Pol Pot and The Khmer Rouge of Cambodia.

The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe’s Refugee Crisis – Patrick Kingsley

The New Odyssey, the title of Patrick Kingsley’s book on Europe’s refugee crisis, is evocative of heroes, gods, monsters, and of course, a gruelling journey of epic proportions. Like Odysseus, these migrants are searching for home

Are we as tolerant as we should be?

Pierre Yimbog is President of DIT Students’ Union. He explains what he believes are the biggest challenges facing young people today and why we all need to be more tolerant.

Stand Back: The Great Green Wall

Ellen Butler looks at how communities near the Sahara desert are fighting desertification, with the Great Green Wall. However, over ten years only 15 percent of the wall has been built. The project has faced numerous obstacles and complication, though there have been some successes.

Activism can be used as a shield for extreme behaviour

Arts editor, Cáit Caden gives her two-cents on the polarising conversations the U.S. Open left us muddling over

Being a Muslim in Ireland

Noman Nasir, explains how it feels like to be an Irish Muslim and the importance of Islamic communities in Ireland.

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 second of our Book Club series takes place on Monday 17th September from 6-7pm with guest speaker Sorcha Pollak. Sorcha’s chosen book of the month is ‘The New Odyssey’ by Patrick Kingsley. Check out our Facebook page for updates!

 

 

ACTION

Stand Back: The Great Green Wall

Ellen Butler looks at how communities near the Sahara desert are fighting desertification, with the Great Green Wall. However, over ten years only 15 percent of the wall has been built. The project has faced numerous obstacles and complication, though there have been some successes.

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IDEAS

Cambodian Genocide

The word ‘genocide’ is associated, in the minds of most, with the atrocities committed by the Nazi Regime during World War II. Few are aware of the equally heinous and more recent genocide campaign led by Pol Pot and The Khmer Rouge of Cambodia.

read more

PEOPLE

What is Sharia Law?

Sharia Law is a phrase commonly associated with Islamic State militants in popular culture, inciting hostility towards the Muslim community as a result. However, there is more meaning behind this code of living than this crude reduction allows.

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OPINION

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