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Striking for the Right to a Future


Striking for the Right to a Future

Tom Engelhardt

She began cutting school on Fridays and simply sitting on the steps of the Swedish parliament. Her name was Greta Thunberg. She was 15 years old, with a mind of her own and a sign demanding a school strike against climate change. Her parents wanted her to go back to school, but Friday after Friday she kept at it until others (including one of her teachers) began joining her.



Well Tom I’m proud of you. You’ve written an article about a relevant topic without repeating the official lie of 9/11, well done.

Greta and all of the rest of the young people who have risen up and spoken out about this issue have turned a phrase that was once a cliché, into a real truth…The younger generation really is our future.