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Pope denounces "economic colonialism" during visit to DRC. https://www.thejournal.ie/pope-condemns-economic-colonialism-5984079-Jan2023/

A related quote from a former Key Thinker of the P&S Spec
https://quotefancy.com/quote/989453/Jean-Jacques-Rousseau-It-is-manifestly-contrary-to-the-law-of-nature-however-defined-that

Upcoming and very topical workshops from @gapireland

Tuesday 21st February: Effective whole-school action projects

Tuesday 28th March: Degrowth

Starting 2nd March: 4-week course on GCE and climate action

Fantastic presentation from Joe Mac Bride at first @POLSOCTeachers talk of the year- great insights. Big turnout on a Monday evening indicates huge commitment to the subject from teachers.

Interesting livestream tomorrow 31st Jan with Kenan Malik on his new book Not So Black and White. Tickets below
@guardianlive @kenanmalik
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kenan-malik-not-so-black-and-white-tickets-490384181287

Differing views in http://Journal.ie today. Useful for class discussion.
Lynn Ruane : "Many now seem comfortable asserting a hierarchy of who is worthy of protection"
Micheál Martin :
"There is a difference between what is happening in Ukraine and elsewhere in the world.

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The Politics and Society Teachers’ Association of Ireland (P.A.S.TA.I.) was founded in January 2017 by the Phase 1 pilot teachers from over 40 schools across the country. Our aims are to provide accessible educational resources and local and regional in-service sessions for teachers of Politics and Society. Our association also provides a voice for Politics and Society teachers, via a formal body that enables them to actively liaise with relevant educational partners, such as the Teaching Council, NCCA, PDST, SEC and third-level institutions.

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If you are a teacher of Politics and Society and would like to join our association and receive e-mail updates of upcoming in-services and access to resources including webinars then please register via our website. Membership is an annual fee of €20. All membership queries can be emailed to treasurer@pastai.ie.