Youth issues

30.07.2018

Ahed Tamimi released after eight months in Israeli prison

Ahed Tamimi released after eight months in Israeli prison

Ahed Tamimi and her mother Nariman are released after eight months behind bars for slapping an Israeli soldier. By Oren Ziv Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teenager who was arrested after being filmed for slapping an IDF soldier in her family’s yard, was released from Israeli prison Sunday morning, along with her… »

29.07.2018

Resistance Is In the Air

Resistance Is In the Air

Last Monday, Elin Ersson, a young Swedish student, boarded a plane at the airport in Gothenburg, Sweden, bound for Istanbul. The plane was crowded as its crew prepared to take off. Ersson stood up in the aisle, protesting that a fellow passenger, an Afghan refugee, was being deported. She was… »

28.07.2018

Nearly 60% of young children are social justice activists – a future full of Elin Erssons

Nearly 60% of young children are social justice activists – a future full of Elin Erssons

Emma Taylor-Collins, University of Birmingham for The Conversation Since 21-year-old Swedish student Elin Ersson live streamed her protest against the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker, the video has been viewed more than 11m times on Facebook. The young woman refused to sit down until the man… »

26.07.2018

Elin Errson: plane protestor’s brave solo stand for human rights proves the power of action

Elin Errson: plane protestor’s brave solo stand for human rights proves the power of action

Sorin Balasu, Keele University fot The Conversation Now, perhaps more than ever, the Anglo-Irish statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke seems clearly to have been right when he said that the forces of evil will triumph, if good women and men do nothing. The recent dramatic protest… »

03.07.2018

Face 2 Face with Stefano Cecere

Face 2 Face with Stefano Cecere

On this special show we speak with Stefano Cecere, ​who is ​participating ​in the 2018 Games for Change Festival at the New School. We ​talk about the festival​ and​ the development of video and educati​onal​ game​s​ that are part of a discipline called applied games​. ​More specifically, we… »

29.06.2018

Students of March For Our Lives Launch “Road to Change”

Students of March For Our Lives Launch “Road to Change”

This summer, the students of March For Our Lives are making stops across America to get young people educated, registered, and motivated to vote. We call it March For Our Lives: Road to Change. “When people across the country rallied at the March For Our Lives just over 3… »

20.06.2018

Trump’s war on children is an act of state terrorism

Trump’s war on children is an act of state terrorism

Henry Giroux, McMaster University for The Conversation State terrorism comes in many forms, but one of its most cruel and revolting expressions is when it is aimed at children. Separating children from their parents is indeed a form of terrorism and it points not only to a society… »

19.06.2018

Judges sentence youth offenders to chess, with promising results

Judges sentence youth offenders to chess, with promising results

Monique Sedgwick, University of Lethbridge; Jeffrey MacCormack, University of Lethbridge, and Lance Grigg, University of Lethbridge for The Conversation Since January 2018, every Friday afternoon, one campus classroom in Canada is transformed. Tables are set up with two chairs facing one another; a chess… »

28.02.2018

As Students Demand Gun Control, Arms Manufacturers Continue Targeting “Next Generation of Shooters”

As Students Demand Gun Control, Arms Manufacturers Continue Targeting “Next Generation of Shooters”

“Even As a Student Movement Rises, Gun Manufacturers Are Targeting Young People” In Parkland, Florida, students returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Sunday afternoon for the first time inside their school since February 14, when a 19-year-old former student named Nikolas Cruz walked into the school and… »

23.02.2018

Teachers’ response to Trump’s proposal to give them guns

Teachers’ response to Trump’s proposal to give them guns

From the United Teachers Los Angels Facebook page “I am a teacher and you want to arm me? President Trump and the NRA say the answer to stop school shootings is more guns. But we say, arm us with more resources not more guns. #KidsNotProfit #SuppliesNotGuns #ARMMEWITH Mary… »

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