UN Treat Guarantees Youth Rights Everywhere Except US

By Jessica Taft, Theconversation.comOctober 21, 2019 | CREATE! Fifteen kids from a dozen countries, including Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, recently brought a formal complaint to the United Nations. They’re arguing that climate change violates children’s rights as guaranteed by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a global agreement. By petitioning the U.N. on behalf of the world’s children, their action made history. But it’s not the …

Poll Sponsored by Anti-Communists Discovers 70% of US Millennials Ready to Ditch Capitalism for Socialism

October 28, 2019 byJulia Conley, staff writer Common Dreams Critics blame poll results on ‘historical amnesia,’ while progressive observers say millennials associate socialism with strong social welfare systems Participants hold a “Kill Capitalism” banner while marching through Central Park in New York City. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) A survey released Monday revealed that 70 percent of U.S. millennials—those …

Youth climate demands

We, the youth of America, are striking because The science says we have just a few years to transform our energy system, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and prevent the worst effects of climate change. Our world leaders have yet to acknowledge, prioritize, or properly address our climate crisis. Marginalized communities across our nation —especially communities of color, disabled communities, …

Millennials face high costs and are much worse off than GenX and Baby Boomers

By Hillary Hoffower, Businessinsider.in June 6, 2019  American millennials have an average net worth of less than $8,000, according to a new Deloitte Study. This puts millennials financially behind other generations at their age. Increasing living costs and staggering debt, including student loans, make it difficult for millennials to save money. American millennials are financially worse for the wear. According to …

The shield and the sword: Two tools to address the housing crisis

Shareable, Saki Bailey|April 9, 2019 My daughter’s fifth grade teacher had a salary so disconnected from the reality of the San Francisco Bay Area housing market that it could barely cover her rent, much less provide her with the savings to one day live the dream of having a family and owning her own home. So in a pattern repeated …

“Mayors are figuring out that if you do not have kids at the table … you’re probably not a very good mayor.”

Austin, Tex.—At the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual conference in Boston this past June, Gresham, Oregon Mayor Shane Bemis is the chair of the recently established U.S. Conference of Mayors Task Force on Youth Involvement. In 2018, the task force released a 2018 survey and best practices report “in order to obtain critical information surrounding youth engagement” and “create a baseline of …

Going home and asking: what has happened here? What should have happened here? What is here now? What is left of the original natural endowment of this place?

In a 2009 commencement address at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Berry encouraged students to consider whether they might be better and more responsible citizens if they embraced the concept of homecoming rather than the desire for upward mobility, which lures them to places to which they have little connection, to participate in a destructive and extractive economy. He even offered a glimpse of what …

Schoolchildren demanding action on climate change have played truant and taken to the streets in Australia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and, in their greatest numbers, in Belgium, where 35,000 made their voices heard in Brussels a week ago and a further 12,500 marched on Thursday

Belgian kids march against climate change – why don’t ours, ask Dutch: Some put lack of action down to fundamental differences between the two countries, by Daniel Boffey , The Guardian, 4 Feb 2019 Schoolchildren demanding action on climate change have played truant and taken to the streets in Australia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and, in their greatest numbers, in Belgium, where 35,000 …

“Solutions for a Just Kentucky: A Youth Perspective” Executive Summary

“Solutions for a Just Kentucky: A Youth Perspective” Executive Summary In 2016, KSEC’s Just Transition Working Group sought to uplift the voices of young people with the Solutions Tour Project. This project created space for young people in Kentucky, especially those from Appalachia, to collectively envision a new future. Additionally, the Solutions Tour projecthighlighted real examples of just transition and connected young people to …

Minnesota youth press lawmakers 10 point Green New Deal platform

Frank Jossi, January 10, 2019, Energy News, Minnesota youth call for urgent action on climate from new governor The student group held a news conference Wednesday asking for new regulations on greenhouse gases and fossil fuels. A group of high school students Wednesday asked Minnesota’s new governor to pass an executive order to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and propose a plan …