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We children don’t usually do what you grown-ups tell us to do. We do as you do. And since you don’t give a shit about my future. I don’t give a shit either My name is Greta, I live in Sweden and I’m 15 years old. I refuse school for the climate until election day. Read her full message here

Greta

#WeDontHaveTime

"Some people who’ve met me will tell you that I’m articulate in my thinking, organised, a “do-it” kind of girl. But they might also tell you that ...

… I have grown up too fast. That I shouldn’t have to work so hard to see changes that are at its core… pretty simple. But, if our generation doesn’t stand up, who will? If we don’t act now, when will we? We know we don’t have the luxury to wait because everything is happening in our lifetime and the current system would stand perfectly still, comfortable, without our “childish” demands for real change.”

Melati Wijsen, read full statement

AURORA : It's about becoming a WARRIOR for the people who are still working on themselves

“I wish for this album to be empowering for people: I want them to listen to the songs and feel fierce because I think we need that.” – Dork Article w full album!
“Teens r starting 2 understand about what adults r doing 2 our planet. There’s a lot of anger in my geography lessons, as we do case studies from around the world. From Sept, my school won’t sell plastic water bottles & have put in more water fountains. This was student led/pushed.” @BirdgirlUK

“Around me, kids learning about climate change are crying, saying we are doomed, are going to die anyway.” Teacher

Many SuperHeroInes do NOT smile when “in action”. taking on grave suffering, stopping orkish behavior. They have their senses switched to “scanning” mode, checking people for what’s wrong with them, with laser sharp focus, zero tolerance for impurity, distraction, bullshit. Not Harry. Not Hermione. The Legolas smile comes out when it’s easy. And when with our Lothlorien friends. Brie Larsen

Captain Marvel

No matter what color or creed. All Honourable People Belong to the same Tribe Tubulls, Nupa Tatanka

Be aware of ‘False Balance’: As climate change is accepted as happening, you do not need a ‘denier’ to balance the debate. You would not have someone denying that Manchester United lost 0-2 last Saturday. BBC

guide, reporting on climate change

When our parents and grandparents fiddle with their own phones and tablets and computers to the point of frustration, it’s us, their children and grandchildren, that you turn to and ask us to fix whatever’s wrong. We are the fixers you’ve been turning to since we were young and we’ve not let you down yet. And now the time has come for young people all over the world to fix the messes we see and sense all around us. Those problems that adults before us created or keep overlooking as they tolerate the pollution, murder, apathy and something, that for some reason they call a political ‘system’, that permeates our society. Delaney Tarr

#NEVERAGAIN

LET US HAVE A CHILDHOOD

3 Days On the Road with the Parkland Activists – NY Times
We can clothe, feed, teach everybody. No more need for you or me, but it is you and me. War is obsolete. All we need to do is to shift our hi-tech industry from weaponry to livingry, which do not kill but enhance life, enrich and advance human existence. Bucky Fuller

“Leadership is not a journey to rise in the ranks. Leadership is a journey to help those around us rise.” @simonsinek

Declaration of the Rights of the Soul
We change the public image of the young, angry activist to the one of giving all that we have and all that we are, on behalf of all that we love. YES!

“Kids are looking to get involved. They are searching for it. Kids want to assert who they are, not just by the video games they play or peer groups they belong to, but by the contributions they make, and that is part of young people’s self-identity in the world. And not only is it good for the child, but, my God, the world needs it!” Craig Kielburger

WE

“They are scrupulously honest; it’s a matter of principle, because those they oppose deal in half-truths and outright lies.” @MrsPress

Article on Youth, The Guardian

We must teach our children this new ‘heroes’ journey’ story of climate change.

It’s not a small story, nor a short one. This is an epic. We face a gargantuan, enormous and near impossible task. We need Frodo holding the ring and nervously offering, “I will take it, though I do not know the way” and Ripley rising in her rig and shouting, “Get away from her, you bitch!”

We need swashbuckling daring, bravery and courage, guile and desperate invention, unlikely friendships and alliances forged in fire. Forbes, of all places

And WE at YL know how to LIVE IT!

“When someone tells me I should be at school, right now, then I know they don’t get what’s happening on the planet. The capacity of Earth to support human life is falling apart, and if things don’t change in the next five to ten years, then nothing will matter anymore.” Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Earth Guardians

“All of us know what it feels like to be Harry Potter now. Even when people come up to us quietly to say thank you, you never know if they’re just trying to shoot you at close range.” Emma Gonzalez

@Emma4Change

I commit to giving my body full support to come into purpose.

My body was designed to support my mission here and it’s time I fully allowed it to do that. Living foods are the pathway there. Today begins a new chapter of readying to unleash full f#cking power – Fire Mane

THESE MAGIC KIDS

People say, “I don’t play the politics game, I don’t pay attention to politics” — well, the environment is getting poisoned, families are getting pulled apart and deported, prisons are privatized, real-life Nazis live happily among us, Native Americans are so disenfranchised our country is basically still colonizing them, Puerto Rico has been abandoned, the American education system has been turned into a business, and every day 96 people get shot and killed. You might not be a big fan of politics, but you can still participate. All you need to do is vote for people you believe will work on these issues, and if they don’t work the way they should, then it is your responsibility to call them, organize a town hall and demand that they show up — hold them accountable. It’s their job to make our world better.
People say, “I don’t pay attention to politics” — well, the environ-ment is getting poisoned, families are getting pulled apart and deported, prisons are privatized, real-life Nazis live happily among us, Native Americans are so disen-franchised our country is basically still colonizing them, Puerto Rico has been abandoned, the American education system has been turned into a business, and every day 96 people get shot and killed.

You might not be a big fan of poli-tics, but you can still participate. All you need to do is vote for people you believe will work on these issues, and if they don’t work the way they should, then it is your responsibility to call them, organize a town hall and demand that they show up : hold them accountable. EMMA GONZALEZ

Parkland Student

Are you spontaneously excited by the idea that everybody have what you have? Bucky Fuller

We can’t save the world by playing by the rules. The rules have to be changed. All has to change.

We use 100 million barrels of oil every day. There are no rules to keep that oil in the ground. There are no rules to shut down coal powerplants like Moorburg. So we can’t save the world by playing by the rules. The rules have to be changed. All has to change.

WOMEN are NOT going to keep MEN'S dirty SECRETS any longer

The 1 in 4 women who have been raped, beaten, had abortions now need to speak up. There is huge power in women’s refusal to be shamed. This anger will not subside, it will keep flowing. And it will clean up the world from monsters. The Guardian Article
If you can’t get inspired and motivated by 10- to 17-year-olds achieving what adult NGOs failed for decades, then you aren’t paying attention. Wake the heavens up! EN de Raedder

Thank you for inviting me to speak at the Declaration of Rebellion. And thank you everyone who came to Parliament Square. The rebellion has begun. #climatebreakdown 

JACLYN CORIN #NEVERAGAIN

Meet The High Schooler Holding The #MarchForOurLivesMovement Together.

DAVID HOGG #NEVERAGAIN

From ultra nerd to hero embodying 100% integrity, hope of millions. READ!
“Leadership is not a journey to rise in the ranks. Leadership is a journey to help those around us rise.” @simonsinek

The young ones born at the turn of the century are beginning to make their presence felt and with them a new human force is rising up even as the structures and systems of the passing civilisation fail through self-interest and the natural world breaks under the weight of exploitation.

This new force is reforming the substance of the dissolving forms into something new and glorious if only glimpsed as yet in momentary flashes of insight.

While the new world is still forming it is critical to its successful birth that we give it our full attention – our directed energies – lest it fail through our lack of focus and will-power.

It can be all too easy to slide back into the old patterns and values that have so governed humankind over the millennia that they have crystallised and cemented their hold on our consciousness and habitual living.

But the new generation has been born into a global world and are already globally conscious and active. Sydney Goodwill

THE SOLUTIONS FOR PEACE, BLISS AND ABUNDANCE FOR ALL EXIST BY THE 1000s

STARTING A "FOR PURPOSE" ORGANIZATION

10 Checkpoints – Huffington Post

UPGRADE TO A FULFILLING LIFE

Youth Leadership adds mission and vocation to the lives of adults, too!
“To become a warrior for the world we have to clean up our own stuff first.” Aurora

on "Infections of a Different Kind"

YOUR BRAIN IS NOT A COMPUTER

Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. It is way beyond that. Wayyyyy ….

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