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Real change cannot come from the top down alone; it must rise up from
the bottom as well.

Putting blogs, cellphones and text messages to work, Pakistani students around the world are rallying against Musharraf's martial law.

Thousands of students came together to infuse the largest citizen conference ever to address climate change with energy, enthusiasm and a new vision for the future.

A student movement influenced by Hannah Arendt is emerging in Venezuela. What do they think of the Bolivarian Revolution?

Did the recent College Democrats of New York State Convention augur a new day for the Democratic Party?

What happens when a student magazine committed to fostering dialogue opens its pages to critical views on Israel?

Can the new Students for a Democratic Society avoid the internal conflicts that plagued the original group?

Barack Obama's youthful supporters are using Facebook and other social networking web tools to spark a movement that could make a real difference.

A unique student-run organization is making real strides mobilizing
progressive voters for victory in the long haul.

A new generation of student activists is flexing its muscles, rolling
back employment rules in France, demanding education reform in Chile
and fighting for immigrant rights in the US.

Blogs

The “Irvine 11” are fast becoming First Amendment poster children. A closer look at the long history of several external organizations’ interest in their case, however, suggests that these students are facing more than a violation of free speech.

October 6, 2011

Young people may feel helpless about the corporatocracy, but they have the potential to overcome many barriers.

September 27, 2011

Most recent graduates are entering the “real world” only to find a pathetic job market coupled with a national average of $24,000 in student debt.

June 22, 2011

Activists challenging Walker administration assaults on public education and on college students from immigrant families disrupt Wisconsin legislative hearing with a reading from the Declaration of Independence.

June 3, 2011

Students in this West African nation are supporting their teacher's demands that the government increase their wage and reduce the class size. Demonstrations have spread across the country in response to unemployment, the rising cost of living, inadequate delivery of services and state repression under a president who has been in power for 24 years.

May 23, 2011

Stumbling further into the quagmire of a national public relations disaster, drastic new measures by the Tucson Unified School District officials have turned the “manufactured crisis” over the Ethnic Studies/Mexican American Studies Program into a troubling moral crisis for the city—and the country.

May 3, 2011

The year was 1986. Yale University President Bart Giamatti was on his way back to his office from a birthday lunch when he stumbled upon Mike Morand, a student leader of the anti-apartheid movement on campus.

April 22, 2011

Last week’s March 2 National Day of Action saw scores of protests in more than a dozen states—including two that ended in arrests and one that ended with a bunch of people taking their clothes off.

March 7, 2011

Students at Dickinson College refused to leave their campus administrative offices until the officials met their demands to change the campus's sexual assault policy. And their demands were met.

March 4, 2011

The United States Student Association is organizing nationwide resistence to a House vote to cut the Pell Grant and TRIO programs.

March 2, 2011