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Environment

How Fifteen-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Inspired A Global Movement Where Students Skip School To Protest Climate Change

Every Friday, fifteen-year-old Greta Thunberg skips school to sit outside the Swedish parliament in order to raise awareness about climate change. She will do so until Sweden is in line with the Paris Agreement. In light of the UN’s large climate conference that starts today, her actions have inspired a global movement called Fridays for future where young people strike for the sake of the environment. Greta’s activism went viral this fall when she decided

Real Life

German Soccer Team Hertha Berlin #TakeAKnee Before Game

Before their league match against FC Schalke on Oct. 14, German soccer team Hertha Berlin knelt “for a tolerant Berlin and an open-minded world.”  Hertha BSC stands for tolerance and responsibility! For a tolerant Berlin and an open-minded world, now and forevermore! #TakeAKnee #hahohe pic.twitter.com/spZvRSGVxQ — Hertha Berlin (@HerthaBSC_EN) October 14, 2017 The protest included not only the starting eleven players on the field, but the reserves and coaching staff as well. This demonstration comes

International

Venezuelans to Vote for Regional Governors on Sunday

On October 15th 2017, more than eighteen-million Venezuelans have the right to vote for twenty-three regional governors. This Sunday’s election was supposed to take place on the tenth of December, but was instead changed to the fifteenth of October by the Constituent Assembly, who had gained diplomatic powers in August. President Nicolás Maduro Moros demanded that the governors that are to be elected must acknowledge and swear by the same Constituent Assembly. “A governor who is not

Real Life

Here’s Why You Should Be at CureFest

September is childhood cancer awareness month and with it comes CureFest, an event dedicated to raising awareness for childhood cancer and celebrate those who have fought it. Childhood cancer is a relatively unpopular topic among the general public and elected leaders, something the organizers of this event want to change. The event takes place in Washington D.C., on Sep. 16 and 17. Over 250,000 new cases of cancer impact youth under 20 each year, yet research

International

How One News Network In Venezuela Is Combating Censorship

Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, has been filled with protests, fights, violence and death. The people of Venezuela are protesting government censorship. It has been a long fight. Marking ten years since Hugo Chavez shut down RCTV, a popular news network in Venezuela, the people are out protesting the violation of speaking one’s mind and having unpopular opinions. The network was shut down because Chavez could not take the criticism given to him or his government. Many

Politics

Attacking Far-Right Praxis: A Crash Course on Antifa

Black bandanas. Black hoodies. Black ski masks, clear chemical safety goggles. Black gloves. Black power. Brown berets. Through a history of radical leftism, Antifa, or anti-fascist activism, takes direct action in order to combat oppressive structures. In order to understand Antifa, you need to understand fascism: extreme right-wing nationalist ideologies rooted in Italian dictatorship over communities of marginalized people created during the era of genocidal, supremacist leader Benito Mussolini. Fascism directly promotes imperialism, traditionalism, totalitarianism,

Real Life

Weekend Review: Peaceful Protests at Dulles Airport

President Trump signed an executive order Friday which put a 90-day ban on entry to the US from the predominantly Muslim countries of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. The Executive Order also suspends the entry of refugees into the United States for 120 days and puts an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees.  The order became effective immediately, leaving people flying in from the 7 countries confused and scared when they were detained

Feminism

No, the Women’s March Was Not Just About Abortion

The Women’s March not only made history, but it also succeeded in making a lot of online conservatives very, very angry. The peaceful protest happened around the world on Jan. 21st, 2017 and attracted crowds three times the size of Donald Trump’s inauguration (and that’s just Washington D.C.). Bitter by the embarrassment and disguising it as “alternative facts,” the republican party supporters put their red thinking caps on and logged into Twitter. If only these marchers put this much

Politics

Voices Of The Protests In Oregon

When all outlets and websites pushed that slight sliver in the red bar, stating that Trump has become our 45th President-Elect, controversy stirred all over the country from blue and red America. The tension thickened all over the nation as the American people have realized their new future. With that, the volume arose on the peoples’ voices on the fateful night of November 8th, 2016. Cities such as Portland, OR; Los Angeles, CA; Denver, CO

Politics

Peaceful Walkout at a San Fernando Valley High School: Love Trumps Hate

  Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences (VAAS) is widely known for having a student body who is accepting and celebrates their diversities. A month ago on October 14, to celebrate its queer community, the leadership class held a 70s themed “coming out” dance and called it “Stonewall Studio” as a tribute to the 1969 Stonewall Riots which was of great importance to the gay liberation movement. After Donald Trump was announced the President-elect of the

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