Archives for the ‘Nation & World’ Category

DeVos Sued for Postponing Student Loan Relief

Sep 19th, 2017 • Category: Nation & World

By Sabat Ali , age 11
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is currently being sued by 19 Democratic attorneys general. They want to prevent her from further delaying an Obama-era rule designed to protect student loan borrowers. Had it gone into effect on July 1, the rule, known as the “borrower defense to repayment,” would have [...]



Political Prisoners Chelsea Manning and Oscar López Rivera to be Released

May 6th, 2017 • Category: Nation & World

In his final days in office this January, former President Barack Obama set the ground for two important political prisoners to be released this month.



Is the Electoral College the Best System to Elect Our President?

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

As votes were tallied in the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump was declared the winner, but he earned fewer votes than Hillary Clinton. How is that possible?



Town’s Destruction Creates First “Climate Refugees” in U.S.

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

Only about 60 people remain in Isle de Jean Charles, a southern Louisiana town. Activists have coined those who left America’s first “climate refugees,” but they are not officially recognized that way.



Why Care About the First Amendment?

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

What has having First Amendment rights meant for those fighting for social justice, and for young people?



Trump Comes to Power: Protesters Chant “Not My President”

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Lead Story, Nation & World

On November 8, 2016, the United States elected Donald Trump as its next president. Beginning the day after the election, protests against Trump’s victory sprung up across the country.



Reporting in Danger

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Kids from Around the World

Janna Jihad Ayyad is a ten-year-old reporter who lives in the West Bank. She records videos on her camera and reports on social media about what is happening in her village.



Striking Behind Bars

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

Starting September 9, 2016, thousands of prisoners in over 24 states staged a labor strike demanding better living conditions and healthcare, the right to unionize and an end to what one organizing group call “slavery in America.”



In the Street for Abortion Rights

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

On “Black Monday,” October 3, 2016, tens of thousands of women in Poland wore black and participated in a protest against a strict abortion ban.



Taking a Stand Against Homophobia

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

In September, a 12-year-old boy in Celaya, Mexico, stopped an anti-gay protest in its tracks.