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Media matters: How the U.S. media reports on climate change, and how do they affect and shape the opinions of the general public.

Written by – Ivona Poljak  Media’s duty has always been to accurately inform, raise awareness and fuel debate within the general public. One of the issues that the world is facing for the last three decades is climate change. Climate change and the sustainability crisis are the issues of our times. Two hundred years of […]

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Trump in the Era of Social Media

Although President Trump is the first American president to use social media to announce policy changes and official government announcements. One question that has not been explored by news outlets is whether or not Trump’s use of social media is a sign of changing times and technology, or simply a change in presidential precedent.

President Trump is certainly not the first to use social media for political benefit; President Barack Obama used Facebook to reach millions of young people across the country by posting videos depicting Obama wearing aviator sunglasses and asking Vice President Joe Biden for fashion advice.

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Secluded: The Prison Industrial Complex – 13th documentary –

 – Prison Industrial Complex – 13th – Netflix original documentary review – Our monthly review ‘Secluded’ will discuss a documentary that falls under our (Solutionism) remit in relation to politics, economics or social issues. The title of this documentary refers to the 13th amendment in the American constitution, which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, in […]

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Case Study – Civil Society in Ireland fighting against TTIP/CETA

By – Stephen O’Brien Introduction  The civil society organisation this paper will critically evaluate is the Association for the Taxation of financial Transactions and Aid to Citizens Ireland (ATTAC). ATTAC Ireland was established in the country back in 1999. The organisation believes in equality, environmental sustainability and in the power of grassroots movements to push […]

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Does age have an influence on an individual’s likelihood to lean left or right on the political spectrum?

A data analysis by Patrick Prizeman “To what extent does age affect left-right political orientation?” This article will look at left right political orientation and whether it affected by age or not. The data used in this article is from the Irish National Election Survey, based on exit polls at the 2016 General Election. In […]

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Nationalism: How the Economic Crisis evoked the ‘mythical’ past of the 1930s

The rise of the far-right, nationalist and racist parties in Europe is the last warning for the European Institutions Written by – Ivona Poljak  Source: Flickr Creative Commons, Globalisation as perceived by artist What seemed like a thing of the past has now found its 21st-century support in Europe and the United States; far-right parties […]

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