Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Young environment activists hold placards with climate change-related messages directed toward the Ugandan government and other world leaders at Kampala International University as part of the Fridays for Future global climate strike under the motto "No More Empty Promises" on March 19, 2021. (Photo: Badru Katumba/AFP via Getty Images)
Returning to the streets a year into the coronavirus pandemic, youth campaigners are calling for "no more empty promises."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Activists belonging to various human rights organizations hold placards as they stage a demonstration against the arrest of the activist Disha Ravi by Delhi Police for her alleged involvement in the instigation of violence during the farmers' protest in Bangalore, India on February 15, 2021. (Photo: Manjunath Kiran/AFP via Getty Images)
Ravi's arrest "is an unprecedented attack on democracy," said Delhi Chief...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Swedish climate activists Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer, Isabelle Axelsson, and Vanessa Nakate take part in a "Friday for Future" youth demonstration in a street of Davos on January 24, 2020 on the sideline of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting.
"If only leaders were as good [at] taking real action as they were giving...


On Panic and Hope: No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference
That stark photo of Greta Thunberg's solitary, obstinate climate strike was a mere year ago. This week, four million people joined her in the largest climate strike ever to declare, "L ike the sea, we rise ." Greta's rhetoric is hard-core: She told Dems lauding her to "save your praise...Don’t (tell) us how inspiring we are without doing anything about it," and told global leaders, "I don't want your hope, I want you to panic." We're all good on panic thanks, but we'll take the hope too.