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School students took to the streets in Melbourne and other Australian cities back in March as part of a global rally on climate change. Now they’re doing it again. AAP Image/Ellen Smith

Ignoring young people’s climate change fears is a recipe for anxiety

Young people have reason to protest today and call for action on climate change. But they risk anxiety if they feel they are not heard and nothing is done.
According to organisers, two million people marched Sunday in Hong Kong, with many shifting focus away from a controversial extradition bill to the resignation of the Beijing-backed chief executive, Carrie Lam. Jerome Favre/AAP

Pressure builds with more protests in Hong Kong, but what’s the end game?

Hong Kong’s protesters are galvanised by their cause, but whether they can sustain their momentum and bring about real change remains to be seen.

Revolution Starts on Campus

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Fifty years ago, students rose up against authoritarian governments, racial inequality and, most passionately, the war in Vietnam. Two historians reflect on those momentous days in 1968 – and discuss what current movements learn from them.
Black power militant H. Rap Brown and Stokely Carmichael (right) appeared at a sit-in protest at Columbia University in New York City on April 26, 1968. AP

1968 protests at Columbia University called attention to ‘Gym Crow’ and got worldwide attention

The 1968 protests at Columbia University led the institution to abandon a gym project that residents considered racist and cut off its defense work – and generated worldwide attention in the process.

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