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President Michelle Bachelet’s reforms look good on paper—so why are tens of thousands of students taking to the streets to protest them?

Student protesters

A left-leaning student movement could provide an alternative to the right-wing dominance of Ukraine’s street protests and parliamentary politics.

From student walkouts in Philly and Chicago to union organizing and MOOCs in California, here are the latest reports by our student activist/writers.

From the All in the Red Collective in New York to the Oxy Sexual Assault Coalition in California, young activists are on the march.

California has gutted the budget for what was once a shining example of public higher education, leaving students saddled with more debt and fewer options. 

Quebec protest

The student-led movement scored a victory in the election, with the new government repealing tuition hikes. But the grievances behind the mass protests still lurk.

Occupy activists are moving debt from the personal to the political. 

Montreal protests

What began as a student walkout against tuition hikes has become a society-wide uprising against austerity, inequality and the police state.

As administrators declare there's no alternative to austerity and corporatization in higher ed, student Occupyers fight back.

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The environmental activist and self-described “professional bummer-out-er" spoke at Cooper Union's historic Great Hall last night.

February 6, 2013

The campus divestment movement has made its way to NYU, where students and faculty are pressuring the administration to cut its ties with the fossil fuel industry.

December 12, 2012

The general strike that swept Spain on November 14 was a fusion of traditional union efforts and a new breed of radical protest entirely.

December 10, 2012

Author Christian Parenti, in conversation with NYU student Rebecca Nathanson, explains why fossil-fuel divestment campaigns—now gaining popularity on college campuses thanks to Bill McKibben—may be a costly distraction.

December 5, 2012

Student activists are still pushing for a complete withdrawal of a Beijing-backed, "brainwashing" curriculum.

October 8, 2012

The real victory in Quebec may be students realizing their own power in organizing. 

 

September 20, 2012

Tens of thousands of students and their supporters take to the streets in Montreal to protest tuition hikes.

August 24, 2012

Rock the Vote’s Democracy Class could help ensure that young people learn their history, register to vote and make their electoral voice heard as soon as they are eligible.

March 22, 2012

A Harper's journalist recently went undercover as a University of Phoenix student. What he found was an "education" that was anything but--and a prime example of how the 1 percent are profiting off the less fortunate. 

February 16, 2012

A nearly unanimous vote at our greatest public university.

November 28, 2011