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Cancel All The Student Debt: It’s About Economic And Racial Justice

Only full cancellation completely protects the vulnerabilities of Black students and students in general, while at the same time establishing higher education as a universal right and offering restitution to all those who have had to rely on debt finance. You might feel desensitized to the swelling student-debt figures, but guess who’s not? Graduates—who are paying an average of $400 a month for approximately forever. There are two major proposals from Democratic presidential candidates on this problem. One gets rid of it all, canceling the whole student-debt balance nationally.

‘Continue The Fight!’: A ‘98 Activist Reflects On The 2019 Student Movement In Indonesia

When young people around the world took to the streets last week to call for action on climate change, thousands of students across Indonesia were marching too. Like their global peers, haze from forest fires that have turned the sky red in Indonesia was part of their concern. But they were also marching to protest the country’s lawmakers and government, whom they believe to be jeopardising democracy. Democracy was won in Indonesia 20 years ago, in 1998, after a student movement, which I took part in, put pressure on Soeharto’s three-decade rule.

Vista High School Students Demand Climate Action

Students from Rancho Buena Vista High School organized a sit-in at Vista City Hall Sept. 27 to demand a stronger climate action plan. Close to a hundred people attended, most under the age of 18. Vista has a Climate Action Plan, which is required by California law, but it has not been implemented. According to organizer of the sit-in Leana Cortez:  “[The plan] was written in 2012. Nothing. We’re in 2019, almost 2020. Still nothing. We do have problems with the plan overall, It’s a little bit diluted. However, I think our biggest concern is that it hasn’t been implemented, because we are running out of time.”

On Fifth Anniversary Of Mexico’s Missing 43 Students, Anguished Families Still Seek Answers

When Antonio Tizapa’s 20-year-old son Jorge disappeared with 42 other teacher’s college students in Iguala, Mexico, he did not think that they would still be missing five years later. “We still don’t know what happened. We are overwhelmed, stuck,” Tizapa told NBC News in New York, where he lives. “And after five years of demanding justice, five years fighting to keep the case open, it’s unreal that we still can’t find them.” The Mexican government initially concluded that 43 students from a teacher's college in Ayotzinapa were arrested by local authorities in southwest Mexico on Sept. 26, 2014, and turned over to drug traffickers who then murdered and incinerated them at a garbage dump.

Student Climate Activists Confront Board Of Education

Student climate advocacy group MoCo Students on Climate held a rally Friday to demand climate action from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).  Students gathered with signs outside the east entrance of the Board of Education office in Rockville. Rosie Clemans-Cope, a sixth grader at Thomas W. Pyle Middle School in Bethesda, said she’s negotiating with her school principal to allow walkouts.  Clemans-Cope led student walkouts for climate change last year at her elementary school. She met 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg two weeks ago, who inspired her to do the same in middle school.  “Getting an agreement with administration is very, very hard to do,” said the 11-year-old. “But I’m not going to give up because talking to kids about the climate crisis is crucial to our futures.”
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