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Hearing Greta’s Message

Last year, the climate movement found new vigor in a young Swede named Greta Thunberg. She began a solo strike and quickly caught global media attention for her sharp tongue and truth telling. Too often, however, her words have fallen on deaf ears as politicians continue to ignore the climate crisis. In one of her…Read more...
Tags: Science, Greta, The Kids Are Alright, Greta Thunberg, Climate Strike, Earther Goes To The Movies

Save the Schools, Save the Youth, Save the World

In another life, I may have been a teacher. I have a soft spot for the youth, especially the tiniest ones who don’t yet know what they’re in for. That’s probably what troubles me most about this world and all its problems: what, exactly, are we going to be handing over to them?Read more...
Tags: School, Science, Youth, The Kids Are Alright, Climate Education, Schools Save the Youth Save the World

United We Are Unstoppable Shows There's More to the Youth Movement Than Greta Thunberg

In two years, Greta Thunberg went from anonymous teenager to international spokesperson for the youth climate movement. To be clear, Thunberg’s role as global phenom is an unwanted one, and she’s often used her platform to young adults fighting for a habitable planet. Yet the world remains fixated on…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, The Kids Are Alright, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg, Climate Strike

How Phone Banking Teens Are Reshaping Congress

This week’s primaries were full of huge progressive victories, including races that prominently featured climate champions. What helped fuel a win for Jamaal Bowman and lead for Charles Booker wasn’t just your usual get-out-the-vote operation, though. It was one run by teens who, despite not being able to vote in this…Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, 2020 Election, The Kids Are Alright, Sunrise Movement, Green New Deal, Charles Booker, Jamaal Bowman

Watch a bunch of 5th graders sing a Minor Threat song

Every year, the 5th graders at Wirtz Elementary School in Paramount, California get to have a big jam session concert with real musicians. It's the brainchild of teacher Eric Caruso, who recognized that a lot of the students came from underserved communities, and could really use the inspiration of an interactive arts program, complete with an awards ceremony and guest artists. In 2018, the students performed some Big Boi songs. In 2019, they grooved on Sly and the Family Stone. And in 2010, ...
Tags: Post, Video, Kids, News, Elementary School, Paramount California, Minor Threat, Awesome Kids, The Kids Are All Right, The Kids Are Alright, Badass Kids, Wirtz Elementary School, Eric Caruso

Zoom Bombings Started Off as Pranks. Now Someone Could End Up Dead

For those unaware, Zoom officially has a porn problem. The multibillion-dollar video messaging mainstay among employees at Johnson & Johnson and the Department of Homeland Security—not to mention a household name among currently house-bound citizens across the country—has been rocked by story after story of pranksters…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pranks, Department Of Homeland Security, Zoom, Johnson Johnson, The Kids Are Alright

Competitive Winter Picnicking in Brooklyn

New York City is terribly cold in the winter, which doesn't exactly make it great weather for a picnic. But that's not stopping Shadow Traffic, a Brooklyn-based group of amusement makers that's putting on their second Competitive Winter Picnicking event. They write: Get your foodies, your burners, your hippies and ravers, your demonic worshippers, your builders and crafters, your grillers and bakers, your winter mamas and cuddly papas, your comicconners and renfair freaks and Picnic On! This ye...
Tags: Post, News, New York City, Brooklyn, Picnics, The Kids Are Alright, Smells like Cacophony, Shadow Traffic, Fort Greene Park RSVP, Walter Wlodarczyk

Top tech grads are increasingly unwilling to work for Big Tech, viewing it as a new, unethical Wall Street

About five years ago, I was trying to get a bunch of Big Tech companies to take the right side of an urgent online civil rights fight, and I called an old friend who was very senior at one of the biggest tech companies in the world; they told me that it wasn't going to work, in part because the kinds of people who were coming to tech were there because they wanted to get as rich as possible, no matter what they had to do. My friend contrasted this with earlier eras -- even the dotcom bubble -- ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Post, News, Education, Labor, Stanford, America, Tech, Tesla, Yale, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Salesforce, Times, Class War

Children Put Canada and Norway on Blast for Climate Failures

The teens are pissed. Perhaps you’ve heard.
Tags: Science, Norway, The Kids Are Alright, Greta Thunberg, Climate Lawsuits, Cop25, Climate Teens, Children Put Canada

Blizzard suspends college gamers from competitive play after they display "Free Hong Kong" poster

Blizzard has suspended Casey Chambers, Corwin Dark, and TJammer -- American University Hearthstone team players -- for six months after the trio displayed a "Free Hong Kong, Boycott Blizz" sign in a streamed competition. The players were following in the footsteps of Blitzchung, a Taiwanese Hearthstone champ who was stripped of his title and denied his winnings after he expressed solidarity with Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement during a tournament. It's just another way in which Blizzard...
Tags: Hong Kong, Post, News, China, Blizzard, Chambers, Hearthstone, The Kids Are Alright, 612strike, Hongkongprotests, Blitzchung, Casey Chambers Corwin Dark, Free Hong Kong Boycott Blizz, TJammer American University Hearthstone, Blitzchung Chambers, Blizzard Bans Three College ` Hearthstone

Greta Thunberg Didn't Win the Nobel Peace Prize. Good.

On Friday, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali. He won for helping de-escalating long-simmering tensions with neighboring Eritrea.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Nobel Peace Prize, Nobel Prize, The Kids Are Alright, Greta Thunberg, Abiy Ahmed Ali He

TV Production Designers Overcome Limited Budgets With Imagination

Sets crafted for television have not traditionally been known for their glamour, says “Fosse/Verdon” (FX) production designer Alex DiGerlando. “TV was always about characters interacting, and sets were something to fill the background,” he notes. “You got close-up and medium shots and you needed some kind of background to make it feel not random. To […]
Tags: Awards, Emmys, Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Production Design, The Kids Are Alright, Fosse/Verdon, Alex DiGerlando

‘The Kids Are Alright,’ ‘The Fix’ Canceled at ABC

ABC has canceled “The Kids Are Alright” and “The Fix” after one season each. The news on “The Kids Are Alright” was announced by series creator Tim Doyle on Twitter. “‘The Kids Are Alright’ is dead. I just got the call. Goodbye,” he wrote. The ensemble comedy, set in the 1970s, centers on a traditional […]
Tags: News, Abc, Tim Doyle, The Fix, The Kids Are Alright

These Teen Climate Activists Are the Only Good Thing About Earth Day

Confession: I hate Earth Day.
Tags: Science, Activism, The Kids Are Alright, Sunrise Movement, Green New Deal, Climate Strike

Minnesota Introduces Bold New Climate Change Bill Crafted by Teens

Everyone always looks to California for climate action, but don’t sleep on the Midwest. On Thursday, Minnesota legislators introduced a sweeping new bill modeled after Alexandrio Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal. Read more...
Tags: Science, Minnesota, California, Midwest, Climate Policy, The Kids Are Alright, Green New Deal, Alexandrio Ocasio Cortez, Labs Of Democracy

Here's What New York's Climate Strike Looked Like

NEW YORK, NEW YORK—Friday is the day the climate strike officially went global, and the day it found a new home in the U.S. There more than 400 events around the country, but the epicenter was New York where the movement found its first roots in the country.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Activism, Strike, New York New York, The Kids Are Alright, Climate Strike, Fridays For A Future

The Climate Strike Movement Has Officially Gone Global

On Friday, students around the world woke up knowing that sometime between math, English, biology or some other rote class, they would stand up and walk out. From the tiny island of Vanuatu to Europe to the U.S., the climate strike movement is officially a global phenomenon. Up to a million students in 123 countries…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Activism, Climate Change, Vanuatu, The Kids Are Alright, Climate Strike, Fridays For A Future

World Citizen Comics: a new line of graphic novels for young activists

Firstsecond Books (previously, publisher of In Real Life, which I created with Jen Wang) has announced a new line of YA-oriented graphic novels called "World Citizen Comics," on contemporary activist themes like "how to fight corruption in elections, blast fake news with truth-telling, and even battle would-be dictators both near and far through a better understanding of constitutions and the rule of law." Included in the line are What Unites Us, a graphic adaptation of Dan Rather's memoir ...
Tags: Post, Books, Comics, Kids, News, Activism, Parenting, SIEGEL, Fault Lines, Cynthia, Jen Wang, Sanford Levinson, Seth Abramson, Melissa Hart, Dan Newman, The Kids Are Alright

‘Why Go to School When the World Is Burning?’ We Asked Students Why They're Striking For Climate Change

The school climate strike movement that has roiled Europe and Australia for months on end is about to land on U.S. shores. A handful of climate strikers across the country have been building momentum for months, but students will be walking out of class on Friday across the U.S. to protest inaction on climate change.Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Activism, Australia, The Kids Are Alright, Climate Strike, Fridays For A Future

Youth Activists Are Planning 100 Town Halls to Pitch Americans on the Green New Deal

The Green New Deal had its big debut in Washington, D.C. last month, and now advocates are set to tour the country touting its bonafides this spring. Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Town Hall, The Kids Are Alright, Sunrise Movement, Green New Deal

Japanese Cops Investigate 13-Year-Old Prankster for Sharing Link to 'Uncloseable' Pop-Up Window

A 13-year-old girl living in Kariya, Japan has been investigated and chastised by police for sharing a prank link online. The link reportedly initiates a pop-up window designed to be impossible to close online.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, The Kids Are Alright, Kariya Japan

Students Are Preparing for the First Major U.S. Climate Strike Next Month

Alexandria Villasenor doesn’t remember a world without climate change. When she was eight, Folsom Lake, the reservoir practically in her backyard in Davis, dried up amidst California’s epic drought. She peered at the dead fish on its former shores and felt her anxiety about the future start to grow.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Strike, Davis, Folsom Lake, The Kids Are Alright, Climate Strike, Fridays For A Future, Alexandria Villasenor

TV News Roundup: Ken Jeong to Guest on ‘The Kids Are Alright,’ ‘Billions’ Sets Season 4 Premiere Date

In today’s TV news roundup, Ken Jeong is set to guest star on an episode of ABC’s “The Kids Are Alright,” Showtime sets the Season 4 premiere date for “Billions” and AMC released first look images for the upcoming midseason return of “The Walking Dead.” DATES Showtime has set the “Billions” Season 4 premiere date […]
Tags: News, The Walking Dead, Abc, Amc, Showtime, Billions, Ken Jeong, Catch 22, The Kids Are Alright

TV News Roundup: Ken Jeong to Guest on ‘Kids Are Alright,’ ‘Billions’ Sets Season 4 Premiere Date

In today’s TV news roundup, Ken Jeong is set to guest star on an episode of ABC’s “The Kids Are Alright,” Showtime sets the season four premiere date for “Billions” and AMC released first look images for the upcoming mid season return of “The Walking Dead.” DATES Showtime has set the “Billions” season four premiere […]
Tags: News, The Walking Dead, Abc, Amc, Showtime, Billions, Ken Jeong, Catch 22, The Kids Are Alright

'The Time For Talk Is Over': Kids Stage Major Strike at UN Climate Talks

You can add kids to the growing chorus of voices calling for dramatic climate action at international talks in Katowice, Poland. Students across Poland staged a climate strike on Friday, just days after 15-year old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg issued a blistering speech to the assembled delegates.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Poland, Un, Climate Talks, Katowice Poland, The Kids Are Alright, Greta Thunberg, Cop24

Protests Continue on Capitol Hill as Support Builds for Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal

You can add political apathy to the list of things millennials have killed, particularly when it comes to climate change. On Monday, young people flooded Capitol Hill for the second time in less than a month to send a message to Democrats that they want a Green New Deal and a select committee to make it happen in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Capitol Hill, Climate Politics, The Kids Are Alright, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Sunrise Movement, Green New Deal

‘Kids Are Alright,’ ‘Splitting Up Together’ Picked Up for Full Seasons at ABC

ABC has picked up “Splitting Up Together” and “The Kids Are Alright” for full seasons. Freshman series “The Kids Are Alright” premiered in October in the post-“The Conners” timeslot. From creator and executive producer Tim Doyle, the series is inspired by Doyle’s own childhood. The show stars Michael Cudlitz as Mike Cleary, Mary McCormack as […]
Tags: News, Abc, Doyle, Tim Doyle, Michael Cudlitz, Splitting Up Together, The Kids Are Alright, Mike Cleary Mary McCormack

In America, the young find distinguishing fact from opinion easier than their elders

A recent Pew poll challenged subjects to distinguish between factual statements and statements of opinion in news articles; it found that there is a large gap in accuracy between 18- to 49-year-olds (32% of whom correctly labeled 100% of the facts, and 44% of whom correct labeled 100% of the opinions) and those aged 50 and up (20% correctly labeled all facts; 26% correctly labeled all opinions). Young people performed well regardless of the ideological nature of the facts and opinions, whi...
Tags: Post, News, America, Usausausa, Pew, Polls, Social Security Medicare, Demographics Are Destiny, The Kids Are Alright, If There Is Hope It Is In The Proles, Epistemological Crisis, Jeffrey Gottfried, Elizabeth Grieco Pew

Russia's growing anti-Putin vanguard is young and fearless

After the fall of the Soviet Union, the political opposition who showed up in Russia's streets was old and grey: people who had lived through the Soviet era and then watched as their state industries and national wealth were looted by oligarchs, and who wanted an equitable system with broadly shared prosperity. (more…)
Tags: Post, News, Protest, Putin, Russia, Soviet Union, Guillotine Watch, The Kids Are Alright

‘The Kids Are Alright’ Boss on Mining ‘All the Possible Permutations’ of Family Relationships

For those who have lived through the 1970s, the shots of rotary phones, Hi-C drinks, and packages of Wonder Bread on ABC’s “The Kids Are Alright” will be a nostalgic sight. The era of hippies and Watergate will be the setting for the comedy that follows the Clearys, a traditional Irish-Catholic family with eight boys […]
Tags: News, Abc, Events, Tim Doyle, Michael Cudlitz, The Kids Are Alright, Clearys