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Greta Thunberg: 'Change is coming, whether you like it or not'

From the Left / Amy Goodman /

Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has sparked a global movement with her "school strike for the climate." Last year, she started skipping school on Fridays to stand outside the Swedish parliament demanding climate action. Since then, she has inspired millions around the world to join her. The final two Fridays of this ...Read more

Defeating deportation, Palestinian refugee finally gets to Harvard

From the Left / Amy Goodman /

Ismail Ajjawi, a 17-year-old Palestinian student who grew up in a refugee camp in Lebanon, had achieved something remarkable: admission to Harvard University with a full scholarship. One can only imagine his feelings as he landed in the United States on Aug. 23, at Boston Logan International Airport. But he didn't get far. He was pulled aside by...Read more

Climate colonialism: The picture of Dorian's graves

From the Left / Amy Goodman /

Hurricane Dorian devastated parts of the Bahamas, laying waste to much of the islands of Grand Bahama and Abacos. "We are in the midst of a historic tragedy," Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said Monday. The death toll there is 20 but is expected to rise, as reports from rescue teams and survivors emerge. In one unconfirmed report, an entire family...Read more

Greta Thunberg, Frances Crowe And A Passing Of The Torch

From the Left / Amy Goodman /

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, sailed into New York Harbor Wednesday after an occasionally harrowing, two-week trans-Atlantic voyage. Greta walks the walk, living her life with as small a carbon footprint as she can. She decided to forgo flying as part of that commitment, so, in order to make it from Europe to North ...Read more

 
 

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