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Quito youth meet continues world festival tradition

Just hours after the passing of Nelson Mandela in December, over 8,000 youth from around the globe began gathering at the 18th World Festival of Youth and Students in Quito, Ecuador.

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Labor a big part of protests in 77 Turkish cities

The Istanbul Gezi Park protests have been coordinated by a broad coalition called "Taksim Solidarity," which is composed of 117 different constituent groups, including trade unions.

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Pakistan rallies around Malala Yousafzai

The 15-year-old Pakistani woman gravely wounded in a Taliban attack, has come to symbolize a broadening struggle in that country, against the extremist views the Taliban seeks to enforce there.

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Quebec students continue strike vs. tuition hike

Student leaders vowed to continue their campaign of peaceful protest, dubbed by some as the "Maple Spring."

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What's behind savage beatings, killings of metal fans?

In what appears to be part of a recent uptick in prejudicial attacks on the heavy metal community, 16 year-old metal fan Ben Moores was brutally kicked and beaten by a gang in Lancashire, England.

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Weeklong "Occupy Nigeria" strike wins victory

A weeklong nationwide strike resulted in a victory for Nigerians as the government on Monday agreed to partially restore a popular fuel subsidy.

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Amidst global Occupy movement, Chilean students show the way

Building over five months, students there have moved from immediate demands to an overall critique of Chile's dominant political-economic system.

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Right-wing music fest gets punked by anti-racists with Trojan Ts

Hundreds of right-wing neo-Nazis and fascists got a big surprise when they went home and washed their new T-shirts from a German right-wing music festival: a message of hope and tolerance.

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British right spreads anti-youth message

British responses to the rioting spreading throughout England have had a sharp anti-youth tone.

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Chileans demand free education

The Chilean education system has been caught in the eye of a storm driven by hundreds of thousands of students and teachers who are demanding democratic education reforms.

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