Nation Topics - Student Movements
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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.
The growing campus campaign to force universities to divest from
corporations doing business with the Sudanese government is having real
Since the 1970s Republican conservatives have been the dominant
political force on American campuses. But groups like Campus
Progress, better groomed and better organized than their
predecessors, are pushing back.
Negative media coverage has succeeded in undermining support among
prominent conservatives for a UCLA alumni group that paid students to
target and expose left-leaning faculty.
With a new wave of activism against sweatshops sweeping college
campuses, student interest in the morality of their clothing choices
can set a standard for the rest of us.
Student protests against the presence of military recruiters on campus
are on the rise. So are angry--sometimes violent--pushbacks from
conservative students and campus police.
Young Republican activists on campus love George
W. Bush and zealously support the war. But are they willing to fight?