Rolling Jubilee: a Bailout of the People by the People

By Zola Ross-Gray, and Irati Egorho Diez, ages 10 You are recovering from surgery from a broken back, and you owe $100,000 in debts to the hospital. You have no money to pay off these debts because you lost your job, and you have to feed your family. Every day, when...

Adapting to Climate Change

By KALANI CHEN-HAYES, age 9, KYLIE FREYMAN, age 9, and THEO YANOS, age 10 The NRDC compared the number of heat days, days of rainfall and days of snowfall to meteorological data dating back at least 30 years. To find out if your state broke any extreme weather...

The Importance of Grassroots Relief

By KALANI CHEN-HAYES, age 9, GEORGIA REED-STAMM, age 10, and THEO YANOS, age 10 The Staten Island Occupy Sandy headquarters. PHOTO: John de Guzman Before the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) came to town after Superstorm Sandy, local community groups sprung...

Your Turn: Kids Tell Obama What They Think About Guns

These statements and images come from videos made by the White House, in which children read from letters that they had written to President Barack Obama. Hinna, age 8: “Can we stop using guns? I think if there are not guns on the street, no one can get hurt....

Fracking–A Serious Health Risk

By YUUKI REAL, age 12 PHOTO: Facebook/Occupy Sandy On January 9, 2013, thousands of protesters in Albany, New York pressured Governor Cuomo to ban hydraulic fracturing—a.k.a., “fracking”—in New York State.  However, Cuomo argues that fracking will bring an energy and...