Every few weeks or months, after a man armed with a high-powered weapon walks into a school or a church or a nightclub and opens fire, the national response plays out in a rote, almost performative way. The outcry lasts only a few days before guns fade back into the background noise of American politics. Already, they have lobbied state lawmakers in Tallahasseespoken with President Trump and persuaded many companies to cut ties with the National Rifle Association.
When I was 16, I fell in love with public space. From the courtyard of my high school to the local park in my distant hometown to the global public space that is Times Square. What makes them work?
The No Hate Speech Movement is a youth campaign led by the Council of Europe Youth Department seeking to mobilise young people to combat hate speech and promote human rights online. Launched init was rolled out at the national and local levels through national campaigns in 45 countries. The movement will remain active beyond through the work of various national campaignsonline activists and partners.
September 20, Ella Shriner doesn't remember learning about climate change. It was always just there—a somber backdrop to her young life.
Adapted from the weekly newsletter GreenBuzzpublished Mondays. Last week was a dreadful one for humanity. There was a hate-filled mass shooting in New Zealand and the resulting social media blowbackmalfunctioning airplanesmore Brexit madnessa college admissions scandala political stalemate in Venezuela, saber-rattling in North Korea and way too much dysfunction in Washington, D.
Others coordinated during lunchtime phone conferences. The teenagers behind Zero Hour — an environmentally focused, creatively minded and technologically savvy nationwide coalition — are trying to build a youth-led movement to sound the alarm and call for action on climate change and environmental justice. For the last year, a tight-knit group spanning both coasts has been organizing on social media.
All rights reserved. A young woman cries in Tahrir Square after the announcement that Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak would be stepping down from his position. The news came after 18 days of massive protests in the region.
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Less than a week after an armed gunman walked into their school on February 14 and killed 17 people, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were mobilizing a nationwide protest with a singular mission: Make the Parkland, Florida school shooting the last one in the United States. It only took three days for high school senior Emma Gonzalez to deliver a powerful, viral speech at a gun control rally. Within four days, year-old Christine Yared wrote an op-ed about gun control in the New York Times.