Beyond straws and plastic bags

Taking a look at an issue that demands our attention: plastic in our oceans, and the impact of single use plastics on the environment

Every two weeks, the last speaker of a language dies

Taking a look at endangered and indigenous languages, and the role of language in society.

Mindfulness in a technological world

Meditation is the way in which we come to feel our basic inseparability from the whole universe.
– Alan Watts.

Lack of funding in Madagascar puts school children at risk of going hungry

120,000 children rely on school meals, often as their only meal of the day, in drought-ridden south Madagascar.

Showing solidarity after 8 years of conflict in Syria

GOAL Ireland unveiled a mural on Friday 15 March, to stand in solidarity with Syrians and commemorate the victims of the eight-year-old conflict – but also to raise awareness that the conflict is not yet over.

Shamima Begum denied return to UK

Examining the case of Shamima Begum and citizenship of individuals involved in terror organizations

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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