‘Business As Usual Is A Death Sentence’: Hundreds Of Youth Activists Sit In At DNC Headquarters To Demand 2020 Debate On Climate Crisis

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams.org -

Hundreds of youth activists held a sit-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee on Tuesday to demand a climate-specific presidential debate that treats the planetary crisis [...]

Hijacking The Congolese People’s Victory

By Kambale Musavuli, Blackagendareport.com -

The Congolese people were determined to rid themselves of Joseph Kabila’s regime on 30 December 2018, the date of the presidential, legislative and provincial elections in the Democratic Republic [...]

Why Students Of Color Are Stepping Up To Lead Climate Strikes

By Leanna First-Arai, Yesmagazine.org -

The youth-led movement builds on the momentum of the increasingly Black and Brown leadership behind the Green New Deal. Kawika Ke Koa Pegram has lived his entire life in island communities and is [...]

Global Climate Strike In Pictures: Millions Of Students Walk Out To Demand Planetary Transformation

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

"We are facing the greatest existential crisis humanity has ever faced. And yet it has been ignored. You who have ignored it know who you are.” All over the planet on Friday, millions of children [...]

Love & Rage Against The Machine: Sitting In At The Yale Investments Office

By Staff, Melindatuhus.net -

The Sunrise Movement, an organization of young people that made its debut after the 2016 election, helped elect several new pro-climate action members of Congress this year and has been raising [...]

We Have 12 Years To Stop Climate Catastrophe. These Young Activists Have A Plan.

By Robert Raymond, Huffingtonpost.com -

On a clear and sunny morning in San Francisco’s downtown SoMa district, 40 people stand side by side with interlinked arms blocking the entrance to the San Francisco Federal Building. Just a [...]

On 65th Anniversary Of Korean Truce, Activists Criticize US For Delaying Real Peace

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

South Korean peace and justice activists have been writing to us complaining that the United States is not responding to the positive steps being taken by North Korea before and after the meeting [...]

‘This Is Zero Hour’: Youth-Led Marches Across the Globe For Climate Justice

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams -

Declaring that climate change is "an issue of survival" that must be confronted with urgency, young activists across the globe on Saturday kicked off three days of marches and demonstrations to [...]

Young People Leading Growing Movement Against Low Pay And Precarious Work

By Helen Blakely and Steve Davies, The Conversation -

Strikes have taken place at McDonald’s and TGI Friday’s restaurants across the UK in recent months. These strikes are the first of their kind in the UK, instigated by a new generation of trade [...]

8 Lessons For Today’s Youth-Led Movements From A Decade Of Youth Climate Organizing

By Nick Engelfried, Wagingnonviolence.org -

On March 24, I stood in the rain in front of City Hall in Bellingham, Washington with some 3,000 people for the local March for Our Lives demonstration. It was one of 800 similar events happening [...]

Role Of Youth In The Coming Transformation

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The eruption of youth protests over gun violence in schools and other issues is another indicator that the 2020s could be a decade of transformation where people demand economic, racial and [...]

Change Is Coming

By Robert C. Koehler, Commonwonders.com -

The cries of loss and anguish become public, at last. A million young people seize the truth: “Half of my seventh grade class was affected by gun violence. My own brother was shot in the head. I [...]

March For Our Lives Awakens Spirit Of Student And Media Activism Of 1960s

By Errol Salamon, Theconversation.com -

Student journalists used media as a key tool for activism in the widespread social movements of the 1960s, journalism scholar Kaylene Dial Armstrong writes in her book “How Journalists Report [...]

Meet The Oregon Middle Schoolers Fighting For Net Neutrality

By Melanie Ehrenkranz, Gizmodo.com -

Luca, a 12-year-old student at Mt. Tabor Middle School in Portland, Oregon, first learned about net neutrality through an Instagram post. “Before it was repealed, I was just trying to tell people [...]

Badass Breakfast Club Turns Detention Into Yet Another Gun Reform Protest

By Abby Zimet, Commondreams.org -

Lookit These Kids Redux: Over 200 students at Pennsylvania's Pennridge High who defied their school's ban on joining last week's nationwide walkout have transformed their ostensible punishment [...]

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