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Global Climate Strike in Pictures: Millions of Students Walk Out in Name of Planetary Transformation

Global Climate Strike in Pictures: Millions of Students Walk Out in Name of Planetary Transformation

Julia Conley, staff writer

All over the planet on Friday, millions of children and young adults walked out of their classrooms in an unprecedented collective action to demand a radical and urgent shift in society's energy and economic systems in order to avert the worst impacts of human-caused global warming and climate change.

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I love to see that the children of the world care about their future - a glaring fact disturbs me greatly: their parents don’t!

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Wow, this is great! Thank you students from all over the world. And guess what-- oh corporate ones and politicians who don’t care about humanity or the planet-------
YOUR CHILDREN ARE ON FIRE WITH a COLLECTIVE PASSION that will set the planet on his rightful path! ----- So Politicians all----this is how you build back a planet, and in such a democratic and collective way too—socialism for the planet A true EARTHLING movement OF, BY and FOR the young and the young in spirit! YOU ain’t seen nothing yet, Plutocrats! : ))

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a little traveling music - when she said you ain’t seen nothin yet - this is what real love is about

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Hi theoldgoat: LOL that was wonderful. And you know, the children are schooling their parents----- and “from the bottom up,” is going to affect you evil ignorers at the top , and affect you in a very big way! Change is gonna come ! : )

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Für wie doof kann der Lumpenmainstream die Klimahysteriker noch verkaufen?

Propaganda in seiner reinsten Form.

Yes, your post is propaganda in its purest form.

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Amazing! Thanks, CD. I actually teared up looking at the little ones in Africa, for climate warming promises to affect them strongly. Theirs is an especially poignant plea for help, and those other kids rock. Can’t wait for them to take over!

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What a shame that your first visit here has to be as a troll. I saw many troll comments today and they are so lame now. It would seem that the smaller the denier group gets, the louder they shout, wanting to be perceived as more than they are. Reminds me of the UK House of Commons when the the “Nay” voters know that they are in the minority and try to yell so that they can fool everyone into thinking they’re larger than they are.

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But neither School Strike nor XR mentions capitalism in their websites or literature. They still do not understand that the problem is capitalism. The politicians and corporate executives who block climate legislation are not simply stupid or crazy; they are doing that because they are PAID to do it by the big corporations who profit from the status quo. We must end capitalism soon, or it will end us.

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It is good to see students paying attention to really big issues that are going to have an impact on their future … and really disappointing how many of the world’s leaders have no interest in the issue and are ignoring it. I am almost an octogenarian and disturbed that my generation has enabled massive inequality and productivity increase while so many have been left far behind and are worse off than they were decades ago. This is a formula for disaster at so many levels … and young people probably understand this better than the self-satisfied elite of my generation. Massive systemic change is needed and is possible.

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Obviously you were not there. Or were you expecting blueprints?

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Yeah, even my music school German from 55 years ago screams “TROLL!!!”

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I understand! I’m a card-carrying economist but I didn’t drink the Kool Aid. Our predicament is dire, but the worldwide movement of movements is growing rapidly and may coalesce to carry the day. Supposedly it only takes 3.5%, but the push-back is already ferocious so it may take 7-10%. It already exists in some places.

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Takin’ Care of Business could have been another choice. love BTO! Always packs the dance floor…

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Here in Pittsburgh, the epicenter of fracking and coal, the turnout for this was so small that it got no mention in the local media.

Fuck Amerikkka.

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The problem, (us), quickly moves toward self resolution - ie human extinction. too bad the tables cannot be turned so as to make those responsible also the ones who pay the highest price - instead of the innocents left in their wake of destruction.

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Specific plans - very specific plans- particularly for the many thousands of poeple who survive working in oil/gas/coal/petrochmical industries in my area - are very important. Otherwise, they will vote almost unanimously for Trump in the next election - and even join the paramilitary coup-d’etat to keep Trump in power if Trump does not win.

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There could have been millions of students and the MSM would still have blocked it out.

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I don’t get that either- but WE care. Just by having kiddies they contribute to the crisis.