Joining in: Saving the planet with activism
Over 1,000 people have been arrested. Now, 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg has visited London, urging the Government to listen to protesters and declare a climate emergency. Will it work?
Four easy(ish) ways to help save the world
How much difference can one person make? It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the mammoth task of rescuing our planet, but there are some simple changes we can all practise.
‘Feminism is dead.’ Oh no it isn’t.
Hundreds of feminists will gather at a conference in London this weekend just days after the launch of the new Women’s Equality Party. Feminism is big news. But will it ever be ‘done’?
Cynics pour cold water on ice bucket challenge
Social media has been flooded in recent weeks with videos of friends and celebrities dousing themselves in icy water. The challenge is for charity, but has it done more harm than good?
New film documents ‘birth’ of teenagers
We all take our definition of teenage years for granted these days: a drawn-out transition to adulthood. But a new documentary film says adolescence and youth culture are a modern invention.
Digital ‘Clicktivists’ hold giant political conference
Petition website Avaaz is asking its 17 million members to decide its direction for 2013. Online activism could be the future of politics. But can we really change the world with one click?
Activists occupy power plant to halt dash for gas
Last week, 18 protesters camped atop two 90 metre towers in a power station. They want to stop the growth of environmentally unfriendly gas power – but will the action make an impact?
Blind dissident’s great escape embarrasses China
Blind activist Chen Guangcheng has miraculously escaped the clutches of the mighty Chinese government. Will the USA give him shelter, or was the escape in vain?
Rare youth voices raised in party politics
As conference season draws to a close, youth political engagement is in the public eye. New stars like Rory Weal have taken the stage – but what does politics mean to most teenagers?