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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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Protesters in 55 cities worldwide gathered for International Walk for Choice day on Saturday.

March 1, 2011

The next leader to be toppled will fall because of the desire of students and youth to win a better future.

February 23, 2011

Service is one thing, and activism—particularly in opposition to university policy—is another.

January 6, 2011

Press coverage of a young man thrown out of his wheelchair during the UK student protests suggests that "real" disabled people are not whole human beings.

December 19, 2010

 A recap of the protest that brought 60,000 students out against unprecedented tuition hikes.

December 15, 2010

Last week, 60,000 students went on strike in Canada's Quebec province, in protest of the coming tuition hikes.

December 15, 2010

The supposed heart of British democracy has become a searing wound of rage and retribution.

December 10, 2010

As a DREAM Act vote nears in the Senate, all eyes are on the shrinking group of Senators who might still change their minds.

December 7, 2010

The Congressional Budget Office reports that the DREAM Act would reduce the deficit by $1.4 billion over the next decade. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has given it her public support. Now seven university students in San Antonio prepare themselves to enter their 28th day of a debilitating hunger strike—one that's gaining traction nationwide.

December 7, 2010

Take a protest, toss in hundreds of police officers with riot shields, then block the protesters into an area of open space with no toilets, food or shelter, for hours. If anyone tries to leave, yell at them and hit them with sticks.

November 30, 2010