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Concerned about global warming, students are pushing for change--in their dining halls.

As the cost of college hits the stratosphere, students are organizing to bring it down to earth.

Youth organizers have reason to hope green jobs can help change young lives.

This essay, a finalist in The Nation's Student Writing Contest, argues that the new president needs to take definitive action toward eliminating student debt.

If you want cleaner air and water and less poverty, Juan Reynosa, a community organizer with New Mexico Youth Organized, thinks you should consider environmental justice work.

This essay, a finalist in The Nation's Student Writing Contest, argues that the new president should restore workers' rights ASAP.

An activist calls for engaging youth in political life beyond the election.

Barack Obama may be able to seize the moment and push a new kind of
politics, but not unless he is pushed to do so. So here's a young voter's post-election guide, from the grassroots to the Hill.

A report from the Roosevelt Institution student policy expo.

Tibetan-led youth groups are proving the power of grassroots organizing with their highly effective Beijing Olympics protests.

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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