Youth issues

13.10.2019

New education system was central to the Kurds’ Rojava Revolution in northern Syria – now it’s under attack

New education system was central to the Kurds’ Rojava Revolution in northern Syria – now it’s under attack

Elise Boyle Espinosa, University of Aberdeen For The Conversation Kobanî, in the de facto autonomous region of northern Syria known as Rojava, was at the forefront of the battle against Islamic State (IS) back in 2014. With the aid of US airstrikes and Iraqi-trained… »

12.10.2019

Ecuador: Resistance goes on

Ecuador: Resistance goes on

Pictures: Marcelo Rivera, William Tipán and Walker Vizcarra Video: Walker Vizcarra Ecuador has had 9 days of protests and paralysis at the national level, after having ordered the elimination of subsidies and other economic measures by executive decree. The days of protest have been… »

10.10.2019

Repression in Yesterday’s Protests in Quito

Repression in Yesterday’s Protests in Quito

Photos by: Alejandro Ramírez Anderson The general mobilization in Ecuador, especially in Quito, has gained more strength with the arrival of numerous groups of indigenous people who come to claim and demand their rights. At the same time, repression has also gained ground. Here are some images. »

07.10.2019

From Kabul: Youth on the Road to Peace

From Kabul: Youth on the Road to Peace

By Dr Hakim Young 30th September 2019 / 8th Mezan 1398 Despite the violent crises which we human beings have created for Afghanistan and our planet earth, I have witnessed yet again how renewing our relationships with Nature and one another can calm us, teach us, and change us. I… »

06.10.2019

[Ecuador] National strike: The cry of the people in the streets

[Ecuador] National strike: The cry of the people in the streets

By Fluxus Foto After the official announcement of the new economic measures, mainly the liberation of the subsidy to the prices of the extra gasoline and diesel, the union of transporters at national level decided to call a paralysis of its activities, leaving without public transport most of the national… »

30.09.2019

Greta Thunberg: Mobilizing Against the Empire

Greta Thunberg: Mobilizing Against the Empire

By Anandi Sharan What Greta Thunberg did is to mobilise the children who live in the Empire, the most powerful, the only, international Empire. The leaders of the Empire sit in Washington, in control of the most powerful military in the world, that controls its area of influence through its… »

28.09.2019

Climate Strike part 2: 27/9/19. In total more than 6 million in the streets

Climate Strike part 2: 27/9/19. In total more than 6 million in the streets

Between last week’s marches and yesterday, massive demos have taken place all over the world to demand urgent action on fossil fuels responsible for climate change, pollution induced illness and death and to end the culture of business as usual as long as there is profit to be made. »

25.09.2019

‘How dare you’: Greta Thunberg’s powerful speech to the UN

‘How dare you’: Greta Thunberg’s powerful speech to the UN

By Countercurrents Collective Greta Thunberg, the young climate crisis activist on Monday opened the United Nations Climate Action Summit with an angry condemnation of world leaders for failing to take strong measures to combat climate crisis – “How dare you,” she said. “This is all wrong,” said Thunberg, the 16-year-old… »

24.09.2019

Greta Thunberg and Artemisa Xakriabá, two young girls, one message.

Greta Thunberg and Artemisa Xakriabá, two young girls, one message.

How Dare You! Greta Thunberg Slams World’s Focus on Economic “Fairy Tales” While Ecosystems Collapse  Picture: Democracy Now! At the New York Climate Summit: “This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you… »

22.09.2019

Youth-Led Climate Strike

Youth-Led Climate Strike

“September 20th showed the world, once again, what young people are capable of. Youth organized and led 1,100+ strikes across the United States, with hundreds working for weeks and months on their local strikes. Young people are the foundation of the climate justice movement, and this is only the start… »

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