Youth Related Content


Detroit’s Water War

From the

by Martin Lukacs

It was six in the morning when city contractors showed up unannounced at Charity Hicks’ house.

Since spring, up to 3,000 Detroit households per week have been getting their water shut-off—for owing as little as $150 or two months in bills. Now it was the turn of Charity’s block—and the contractor wouldn’t stand to wait an hour for her pregnant neighbour to fill up some jugs.


SU Student Groups Submit Request for Fossil Fuel Divestment

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by Diane Williamson, Ella Mendonsa, and Ben Kuebrich

Typhoon Haiyan and Hurricane Sandy demonstrate the destructive force of a warming planet. Unprecedented US droughts in 2012 also help emphasize that the effects of climate change are not reserved to a distant future, but are here now, and will only get worse in our lifetimes, especially if responsible action is not taken now.


Students stand together against Keystone XL Pipeline

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by Tamara Rasamny

On March 2, students from all over the US gathered in Washington D.C. to express their disapproval of the Keystone XL Pipeline’s expansion. A group of Syracuse University students from Divest SU and ESF and Students of Sustainability were among those calling for action against the pipeline.  Almost 400 people were arrested, with more than 1,000 taking part in the protest.


The Undaunted Resistance

From the

by Aly Wane

As an undocumented migrant’s rights activist, I have been tempted to give up these past few weeks. The government shutdown paralyzed Congress once more and the important conversation this country needs to have about immigration reform was sidelined once again. More alarming, however, is the fact that the current immigration reform proposals are not justice-based proposals, but “solutions” which could entrench the real profit makers in the migration crisis: the prison and defense industries.


War & Its Intersections: Youth RIOT Conference

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by Youth RIOT

This conference will bring the campus and the community together for an afternoon of workshops on the topic of “War and Its Intersections.” Throughout the day, speakers at this youth-led conference will address both the root causes and the many effects of ongoing, global US warfare. Topics include but are not limited to:


Trayvon, Marissa, & Cece: A Radical Black Marxist-Feminist’s Perspective

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by Nikeeta Slade

Image: Ebony magazine

My roommate and I watched the final moments of the Zimmerman trial with bated breath. “Not guilty.” When I heard those words, I cupped my hand over my mouth in sheer horror and disbelief. I was mortified. Shocked.

Speak Out Against Police Brutality

Wed, Aug 21, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Southwest Community Center, 401 South Ave, Syracuse 13204

PACNY Youth Award A Success

Peace Action Pages

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by Margrit Diehl

Leah, Natalie and Caitlyn smile for the camera.
Photo: Diane Swords

The 2013 Peace Action Youth Award was presented to three young peace activists this year. They shared a $500 stipend generously provided by John F.X. Mannion and Stephanie A. Miner.

Youth RIOT! meeting

Mon, Jul 22, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
2013 E. Genesee St.

Youth RIOT (Youth Resisting Imperialism & Oppression Together) will meet to continue developing plans for a youth-led antiwar conference in September. We are planning workshops and panels around the theme "War and its Intersections."

Bikes4Peace Volunteer Bike Mechanic Orientation!

Wed, May 15, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Syracuse Peace Council picnic bench, 2013 E. Genesee St.

Bikes4Peace 2013 Orientation will take place on Wednesday May 15, 5:30-6:30pm.

We always welcome new volunteer bike mechanics and folks who like to work with young people, as well as organizers to promote bike fun! Fill out our short application form to let us know how you'd like to get involved!