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the proposed school strike is inspired by similar protests in australia, above, and elsewhere

Pupils’ climate change strike threat poses dilemma for heads

Thousands of pupils set to be absent on 15 February, putting schools on the spot — Headteachers across the country will this week be faced with a tricky dilemma: should they allow their pupils to go on strike? Thousands of schoolchildren are expected to absent themselves from school on Friday to take part in a …

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Belgian minister resigns over school-strike conspiracy claims

Joke Schauvliege falsely claimed state agencies had evidence that children’s climate change protests were a ‘set-up’ — A Belgian environment minister has been forced to resign after falsely claiming the country’s intelligence services held evidence that children skipping school to demonstrate over climate change were being directed by unnamed powers. Joke Schauvliege, a minister in …

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young people take part in a climate march in brussels on 25 january

Belgian kids march against climate change – why don’t ours, ask Dutch

Some put lack of action down to fundamental differences between the two countries — It started with a solo protest outside Sweden’s parliament by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg and has snowballed across the globe. Schoolchildren demanding action on climate change have played truant and taken to the streets in Australia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and, in …

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Youth Urge Action on Climate Change and Environmental Justice

Marches on Saturday in Washington, D. C., and other cities spring from “a sliver of hope left” to act against climate change — Although Nadia Nazar says that she and her friends “aren’t that optimistic about climate change,” the 16-year-old Marylander who will soon be an 11th grader isn’t letting that stop her from trying …

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