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Student Movement

Let Us Turn Our Anger at Biden Into Organization

Across the country, people are taking to social media to share their frustration with the Biden government. While this airing of anger is natural, it isn’t enough. We need to organize against the Biden administration.

Ezra Brain

January 23, 2022

What Student Activists Walking Out Over Covid Safety Can Learn From Student Movements Around the World

There is a long international history of student strikes. The recent student movements in Chile, Brazil, and elsewhere can offer ideas and inspiration to the thousands of K-12 students organizing school walkouts to demand remote learning and other safety protocols during the current Covid wave.

Rose Lemlich

January 22, 2022

Chile on Fire: Massive Protests Force Repeal of Fare Hikes

This Friday in Santiago, Chile, tens of thousands of high school students, accompanied by teachers and workers, turned the city upside down to protest a rise in subway ticket prices. The right-wing government of Sebastián Piñera responded by declaring a state of emergency. Less than 24 hours later, the president was forced to revoke the increase.

Jimena Vergara

October 19, 2019

The Youth Rise Up in the Heart of Capitalism

Lower Manhattan, around Wall Street, is probably the place with the greatest concentration of capitalists in the whole world. On Friday, up to 250,000 youth rocked the narrow city streets lined with skyscrapers. The New York City climate strike demanded immediate action against climate change.

Nathaniel Flakin

September 20, 2019

Unions Must Join the Global Climate Strike

Greta Thunberg and other teenage climate activists have issued a call for a worldwide general strike to end fossil fuel extraction. Will union leaders support this important action for the planet? Or will they side once mode with fossil fuel executives?

Robert Belano

June 4, 2019

Over a Million Brazilians Strike, Protest Against Bolsonaro’s Cuts to Education

Over a million people took the streets against Bolsonaro and his proposed cuts to education.

Esquerda Diário

May 16, 2019

Algerian Students: “We Are Not Going to Stop”

This is an interview with Algerian student activist Yani Aïdali, originally published in our French sister publication Révolution Permanente.

Yani Aïdali

May 1, 2019

Hundreds of Thousands of Students Join the Climate Strike in Germany, Around the World

The #FridaysForFuture protests have expanded to 1,500 cities in 150 countries. Today hundreds of thousands of students left their classrooms and took the streets around the world. In Berlin, for example, almost 30,000 joined the #ClimateStrike.

Nathaniel Flakin

March 15, 2019

Remembering the Massacred Students of Mexico City

Fifty years ago, hundreds of students were massacred by the Mexican military in the Plaza Tlatelolco in the midst of a massive student uprising. Their spirit of resistance lives in today’s Mexican student movement.

Jimena Vergara

October 2, 2018