Archiv: students


08.12.2019 - 12:30 [ Kathimerini ]

Marches underway in Athens, Thessaloniki to commemorate teen’s killing

(06.12.2019)

Leftist organizations and anti-establishment groups marched in central Athens on Friday evening to mark the 11th anniversary since the 2008 shooting of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos by a former police officer.

03.12.2019 - 16:32 [ New York Times ]

114,000 Students in N.Y.C. Are Homeless. These Two Let Us Into Their Lives.

Sherine’s heartbreak reflects that of parents who cared for the 34,000 students sleeping in New York’s homeless shelters last year — enough children to fill a small city.

Sandy stands on her tiptoes and squints across the East River as the N train pulls onto the Manhattan Bridge. She watches the skyline until the train dips underground.

26.11.2019 - 23:37 [ Reuters ]

More protests in Colombia as Duque makes changes to tax reform

Colombian unions and student groups will hold another protest on Wednesday in honor of a teenage demonstrator who died after being injured by a tear gas canister, as President Ivan Duque announced changes to his unpopular tax reform proposal.

25.11.2019 - 02:10 [ Markandey Katju / Firstpost ]

Protesting JNU students deserve your support not condemnation, writes ex-SC judge Markandey Katju

At the same time, the Delhi Police’s lathi-charge on agitating students must be condemned, and action must be demanded against those who ordered it. There was certainly nothing wrong in students going to Parliament to vent their just grievances.

I express my full support to the students​ of JNU.

25.11.2019 - 02:00 [ Al Jazeera / Youtube ]

Hundreds march in India to demand ‚affordable education for all‘

Students at a leading university in New Delhi have been protesting against a planned increase in their housing fees. They say most students are poor and cannot afford higher prices. They also allege that the Indian government wants to privatise higher education and make it difficult for many to attend university.

13.11.2019 - 16:12 [ RFI ]

French student’s self-immolation provokes anti-poverty rallies

University students demonstrated against precarious living conditions in cities around France on Tuesday, four days after a 22-year-old student set himself on fire in apparent protest of policies of President Emmanuel Macron and his own financial troubles.

13.11.2019 - 15:57 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Student sets himself on fire in France over struggle of living on £388 a month

(11. November 2019)

The 22-year-old man posted on social media about his financial difficulties just hours before he attempted to self-immolate in front of a university restaurant in Lyon on Saturday.

The man, who is a student at Lyon 2 University, said he could no longer carry on living on €450 (£388) a month.

28.07.2019 - 17:12 [ Global Research ]

Left-wing British University Took Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds from British Military for ‘Cultural Advice’

Students at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) in London have slammed the payments as “outrageous.”

At least £400,000 has passed between the military and the university since the end of 2016, according to freedom of information requests filed by student group Decolonising Our Minds.

09.07.2019 - 19:55 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Republicans have no problem giving over $1 trillion in tax breaks to the rich and massive corporations. But when it comes to canceling student debt or tuition-free college, we „can’t afford it.“ What hypocrisy!

02.07.2019 - 04:11 [ teleSUR ]

Chilean Teachers Continue National Strike

According to data from the Ministry of Education, the strike, which began on June 3, has since kept some 600,000 students without classes.

Thousands of members of the Chilean Teachers‘ Association today rejected a proposal from the Government in response to their demands and decided to continue with the national strike that is now entering its fifth week.

28.06.2019 - 08:57 [ teleSUR ]

Bernie Sanders Dem Debate: Education, Health Care For All

Around 100 professors from public and private universities across the U.S. endorsed Wednesday Sander’s proposal to cancel the nation’s student debt that has ratcheted up to US$1.6 trillion.

16.04.2019 - 00:15 [ Students for Brexit ]

WE’RE STANDING UP FOR YOUNG LEAVERS FROM ACROSS THE UK.

We were founded in January 2019 after it became clear that a second EU referendum is now a real possibility.

We aim to build a supportive community for like-minded young people and provide a strong united voice to show the Country that we as young people are not the possession of the People’s Vote.

Pro-Brexit young people are chronically under-represented in the media, we seek to change that.

03.03.2019 - 15:09 [ Human Rights Watch ]

China: Police DNA Database Threatens Privacy

(15.5.2017) The issue of DNA collection has received some press attention. In one case in Shandong province, police collected DNA from more than 5,000 male students in one college in October 2013. The students were given no explanation about why their information was taken, and many “did not understand nor felt comfortable about it.” When reached by journalists, the school said it was to cooperate with the police’s request to establish a database about migrant populations, but the police said it was to solve a number of theft cases on the campus.

09.02.2019 - 23:24 [ Marcelo Guadiana / Antiwar.com ]

Students Protest Raytheon’s Presence at College Job Fair; Raytheon Employee Clueless of War in Yemen

While Raytheon quietly held a career fair at Northeastern University to recruit students to work for them, they were also met with some pushback.

08.12.2018 - 16:05 [ CNN ]

Macron’s top-down approach to fighting climate change serves as a cautionary tale

While world leaders gather in Katowice, Poland, for the COP24 climate summit, protesters in the streets of Paris have successfully forced French President Emmanuel Macron’s hand, undercutting his efforts to impose a carbon tax on French energy sales. Macron has made climate change and lowering greenhouse gases a central component of both his domestic and foreign policies, only to face dramatic failure at the hands of his „yellow vest“ countrymen.

08.12.2018 - 15:56 [ Saint Mike #GTTO ‏/ Twitter ]

You’d be forgiven for thinking this is some Middle East crackpot dictatorship. It’s not, it’s France, where the neoliberals’ wet dream, Macron, treats students like this. Ah, ‘moderate’ centrism.

07.12.2018 - 15:44 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

French police detained peacefully protesting students and treated them like criminals #France #GiletsJaunes #YellowVests #MacronDemission

05.12.2018 - 15:51 [ Spiked ]

Why the left can’t lead the yellow vests

It is telling that when the protests were organised, they bypassed France’s organised left entirely, eschewing not just the political parties, but the trade unions, too. The reaction of some on the left suggests they were right to.

04.12.2018 - 19:16 [ BBC ]

France protests: PM Philippe suspends fuel tax rises

Fuel tax rises which have led to weeks of violent protests in France have now been postponed for six months.

The move was announced in a televised address by PM Edouard Philippe, who said anyone would have „to be deaf or blind“ not to hear or see the anger.

03.12.2018 - 19:57 [ theGuardian.com ]

Students blockade schools as French protests spread: About 100 schools under blockade while prime minister meets opposition leaders

High-school students – who have been protesting against changes to colleges and the university system – also seized on the mood of protest and stepped up their blockades.

About 100 high schools were fully or partially blockaded around the country, including in the southern city of Toulouse and in Créteil in the Paris area.

03.12.2018 - 18:05 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

#GiletsJaunes in #Toulouse #France Students are joining the #YellowVests in many cities now. The police is shooting tear gas capsules right at them. Also reports of shots being fired. The students are shouting #MacronDemission on the streets.

02.10.2018 - 16:18 [ WAFA ]

Israeli forces attack university students rally north of Ramallah, students injured

WAFA correspondent said Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas canisters, and stun grenades toward the students who rallied in protest of Israel’s Nation-state Law and its planned demolition of Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community, east of Jerusalem.

29.03.2018 - 22:35 [ teleSUR ]

Mexico: Oscar Winners Join Call for Return of Three Missing Film Students

Mexican filmmakers Alfonso Cuaron and Emmanuel Lubezki have joined the call for the safe return of three film students, who have been missing since March 19.

In an open letter, sent to Jalisco’s governor Jorge Aristoteles Sandoval, the Academy Award-winning director Cuaron, cinematographer Lubezki and other prominent figures of Mexican cinema demanded the government find Javier Salomon Aceves, Daniel Diaz, and Marcos Avalos alive and “take legal action against those involved in the kidnapping and sentence them according to the law.”