Chile's Future at Stake: Runoff Election Pits Leftist Student Leader Against Far-Right Pinochet Defender

In Chile, voters this weekend will determine a close runoff election between far-right candidate José Antonio Kast and leftist Gabriel Boric, a former student leader. If Boric, who holds a narrow lead, wins the race, he would become Chile’s youngest and most progressive president in years. Meanwhile, Kast’s win would make him “an authoritarian taking …
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Striking Columbia Student Workers Demand Living Wage as School's Endowment Grows to $14 Billion

In the largest strike happening right now in the United States, 3,000 student workers at New York City’s Columbia University are on their fifth week of strike. Today the student workers are calling on others to help them shut down the university. Striking student worker, Johannah King-Slutzky, accuses Columbia’s administration of an “illegal form of …
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I’m a GCSE student. The government promised they wouldn’t screw us over. They lied.

The past two years have been disproportionately difficult for students, with GCSE and A-Level students in particular feeling the brunt. The Tory government has not only not done anything to aid the NHS in fighting coronavirus (Covid-19), it has left GCSE and A-Level students with a cloud of uncertainty and lack of clarification. After initially …
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I’m a GCSE student. The government promised they wouldn’t screw us over. They lied.

The past two years have been disproportionately difficult for students, with GCSE and A-Level students in particular feeling the brunt. The Tory government has not only not done anything to aid the NHS in fighting coronavirus (Covid-19), it has left GCSE and A-Level students with a cloud of uncertainty and lack of clarification. After initially …
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Student leaders call on competition watchdog to take action over fee refunds

A group of students’ unions have written to the competition watchdog, urging it to “take action to uphold students’ rights” over tuition fees and rent payments amid the pandemic. The open letter, backed by student leaders at 19 universities across the UK, calls on the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to help students asking for …
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Student loans continue to discriminate against Muslim students

To be Muslim in Britain means to be a part of a population of 3 million. Like all religions, what it means to be Muslim varies for each individual and the guidelines of practicing Islam differ. Interest is forbidden For young people venturing from college or sixth form into university, accepting a monstrous educational debt …
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“Not Doing This Is a Choice”: Biden Drags His Feet on Canceling Student Debt Despite Campaign Pledge

Students, campaigners and top Democrats have been pushing President Joe Biden to use executive authority to cancel at least $50,000 in student loan debt per person. Student loan debt in the U.S. stands at $1.7 trillion, with some 45 million people owing money. Filmmaker and organizer Astra Taylor, an author, documentary director and organizer with …
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‘Exhausted’ university student in tears over ‘lack of support’ during pandemic

An “exhausted” university student has gone viral after sharing an emotional post about the lack of support she says students have received during the pandemic. Kiera Murrell, who studies psychology at the University of Bournemouth, shared a photo of herself in tears and wrote: “In case anybody wondered how it looked or felt to be …
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Astra Taylor: Biden Can Cancel Student Debt on Day One. Movements Must Make Him Do It.

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We’re going to turn right now to Astra Taylor. Astra Taylor of the Debt Collective. The protest comes as the incoming Biden administration is also facing increasing pressure to cancel all federal student loan debt. On Wednesday, a group of …
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Astra Taylor: Biden Can Cancel Student Debt on Day One. Movements Must Make Him Do It.

The incoming Biden administration is facing increasing pressure to cancel federal student loan debt, something Joe Biden is reportedly considering through executive action, which would not require Congress to pass legislation. Astra Taylor, a member of the Debt Collective, says canceling student debt would be a boon to debtors and the wider economy, and could …
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