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Tired of pollution, Chicago students demand clean air

Dozens of students, calling themselves the "Anti-Pollution Revolution," from high schools in Chicago's mostly Mexican American neighborhood protested against local power plants.

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Student zombies protest higher education cuts

Student activists staged a "die-in" and "zombie march" in Wisconsin as a part of Higher Education Day to protest anti-student measures proposed by the state's GOP lawmakers and governor.

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Youth employment at historic low

"Having a job helps youth mature and teaches responsibility."

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Firefighters, nurses, farmers turn up heat in Walkerville

Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold led 1,000 firefighters, nurses, farmers and a motorcade of taxi cabs and an antique fire engine, in a demonstration that encircled Capitol Square.

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"Walkerville" tent city grows in Wisconsin

Like the workers who built "Hooverville" tent cities in the Depression of the 1920s and '30s, protestors are dramatizing their opposition to Republicans' economic policies.

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Gingrich youth poll test proposal draws fire

Newt Gingrich told assembled voters that young people should be required to take a poll test before being allowed to vote.

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"Red School Bus" stops in Chicago

Classes at the school were on the "political time of day," capitalism, the labor movement, racism and immigration and LGBT rights.

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Baltimore students protest cuts

tudents at the Baltimore School for the Arts boycotted their classes May 13 to protest the layoff of teachers and other cutbacks forced by budget cuts in the city, state and nation.

Students sit in at University of Washington

At least 25 students were arrested after occupying a campus administrative building in protest of the University of Washington's contract with Sodexo, a giant food service provider.

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New legislation weaponizes Texas classrooms

The Texas Senate approved, in a 19 to 12 vote, a bill to allow the carrying of concealed handguns on public college campuses.

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