It was just after six in the evening on Saturday 26 May when it was formally announced that the Republic of Ireland had voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment, an amendment that stated abortion was illegal in almost all cases.
To those who were involved in the referendum, whatever you did, no matter how small, whether it was hours of canvassing, going home to vote or simply sending a tweet with #Repealthe8th or discussing the issue with a loved one, you played a part in this historic moment.
Unless you have been living under a rock over the last week you will know that the Royal Wedding happened. Now, the Royals have a lot of… Read more “The Royal Wedding was a milestone for equality”
This time round the remarkable changes were for the Liberal Democrats and UKIP, and instead a sigh of relief for the Tories and a moment of motivation for Corbyn and the Labour Party.
Look up an article on young people or millennials and you are bound to see the same comments. Young people today are entitled snowflakes. So work-shy we are putting pressure on the NHS and choosing to indulge in avocado toast rather than save for a house. What patronising rubbish.
It may be that the already historic pictures of the two Korean leaders shaking hands on either side of the border prove to be hollow, to have no real value. But we must will them to have significance. We must will the two men, and the US and China, to resolve the Korean situation for the benefit of all humanity.
An analysis of E.P Thompson’s historical development of clock-time reveals that the battles for labour should not only focus on the rate of wages, but against the utilisation of time itself.