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 LemlichJanuary 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 VergaraOctober 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 FlakinSeptember 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 BelanoJune 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 DiárioMay 16, 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 FlakinMarch 15, 2019
20,000+ Students March Through Mexico City in Silent Protest
As part of a university movement against right-wing thugs on campus, thousands of Mexican students marched in silence to commemorate the Silent Demonstration of 1968.
Óscar FernándezSeptember 21, 2018
Mexican Students on Strike Against University and Government Funded Shock Groups
Most schools and universities that make up the National Autonomous University of Mexico are on a 48-hour strike, the biggest in 18 years. What sparked this massive movement?
Joss EspinosaSeptember 7, 2018