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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.

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Students and workers stand up in the face of Renaissance Hotel’s horrific labor practices.

April 7, 2014

Rejecting standardized tests, teachers are waging civil disobedience in the classroom.

April 7, 2014

Students plan a city-wide school walkout to urge Governor Patrick to ban new fossil fuel infrastructure construction in Massachusetts.

March 25, 2014

Students talk divestment with Harvard President Drew Faust.

March 13, 2014

Tufts University declines to divest and students respond.

March 5, 2014

Until now, most Jewish college students assumed that open dialogue on Israel was a taboo topic in Hillel—Swarthmore debunked that myth.

February 27, 2014

This past weekend, the two highest university bodies on investor action met to formally discuss the possibility of Yale’s divestment from fossil fuels.

February 27, 2014

Students are asking Columbia to disclose sexual assault statistics and make the process easier for survivors.

February 10, 2014

Student activists work to build stronger community networks.

February 3, 2014

The success of DukeOpen’s campaign to pressure the university’s board of trustees to reform guidelines on investment responsibility demonstrates the importance of understanding the system you’re trying to change.

January 25, 2014