Youth issues

08.05.2020

Students and Schools Lead Global Revolt Against Single-Use Plastics

Students and Schools Lead Global Revolt Against Single-Use Plastics

May 7, 2020 —– Youth leaders from around the world today reaffirmed their commitment to a plastic-free future as Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) digitally launched the global Plastic-free Campuses program.  The initiative seeks to create a worldwide network of schools and universities repudiating single-use plastic and promoting alternative systems. »

06.03.2020

Face 2 Face with Andrea Carola Robles

Face 2 Face with Andrea Carola Robles

On this show we speak with Andrea Carola Robles about her work organizing the International Women’s Month Celebration at IATI Theater on March 8. Andrea talks about being a young feminist and LGBT artist activist fighting sexisim and misogyny and giving voice to minorities. “it’s a function of an… »

09.02.2020

‘Something Big Is Shifting’: As Georgetown Announces Fossil Fuel Divestment, Students Across US Demand Their Schools Follow Suit

‘Something Big Is Shifting’: As Georgetown Announces Fossil Fuel Divestment, Students Across US Demand Their Schools Follow Suit

The decision came after 90% of students who voted on a referendum voted in favor of divestment. By Julia Conley, staff writer – Common Dream Student-led anti-fossil fuel campaigns at universities across the country pointed to Georgetown University Friday as the school’s board of directors announced it would divest from… »

20.01.2020

‘Our Planet Is Seriously Burning and the Adults Keep Letting Us Down’: Ninth Circuit Throws Out Youth Climate Case

‘Our Planet Is Seriously Burning and the Adults Keep Letting Us Down’: Ninth Circuit Throws Out Youth Climate Case

“Seeking to quash this suit, the government bluntly insists that it has the absolute and unreviewable power to destroy the Nation,” wrote Judge Josephine Staton in a scathing dissent opinion. “My colleagues throw up their hands, concluding that this case presents nothing fit for the Judiciary.” By Jon Queally, staff… »

14.01.2020

How Generation Z is leading the climate movement

How Generation Z is leading the climate movement

From the rise of organizations like Zero Hour to Greta Thunberg’s Fridays For Future, the youth climate movement is only just getting started. By Nick Engelfried For the first decade and a half of her life, Jamie Margolin was like any other U.S. teen living in the suburbs. She went… »

29.12.2019

Fear overs child labour could leave bitter taste for Ferrerro/Rocher and Nutella fans

Fear overs child labour could leave bitter taste for Ferrerro/Rocher and Nutella fans

Hazelnuts used by the company Ferrero to produce Nutella and Ferrero-Rocher may have been picked by children, a crowdsourced investigation by WeMove Europe has found. Ferrero buys around a third of all of hazelnuts in Turkey, a country which provides 70 percent of the world’s hazelnuts supplies [1]. In response, WeMove Europe,… »

24.12.2019

A message from the heart of the on-going Chilean social awakening

A message from the heart of the on-going Chilean social awakening

We are publishing here a letter sent by Pia Figueroa to a Pressenza colleague in the UK as it reflects the intersection between the political and existential experiences that the Chilean population has been going through since the beginning of the social unrest and rebellion against the government’s most unpopular… »

08.12.2019

An appeal to parents of the Climate Summit

An appeal to parents of the Climate Summit

Our Kids’ Climate and Parents For Future coordinated 222 climate parent groups in 27 countries and together signed a passionate appeal for delegates to the COP25 conference in Madrid to reflect on love for their own children and act to protect their health and future in the world. “Our sons… »

02.12.2019

Why We Strike Again

Why We Strike Again

Co-Written by Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer and Angela Valenzuela After more than a year of grim scientific projections and growing activism, world leaders, and the public alike are increasingly recognizing the severity and urgency of the climate crisis. And yet nothing has been done. For more than a year, children… »

19.11.2019

Children Working in Terrifying Conditions in US Agriculture

Children Working in Terrifying Conditions in US Agriculture

New Research Shows Child Farmworkers Unprepared for Workplace Dangers New research published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine reinforces just how dangerous agricultural work is for children in the United States – and how unprepared most are for what they face in the fields. More … »

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