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    Friday, June 07, 2019

    #FridaysForFuture Wins Top Human Rights Award

    For 'Challenging Us All to Confront the Realities of the Climate Crisis,' Greta Thunberg and Fridays for Future Movement Win Amnesty's Top Human Rights Award; "This is not my award, this is everyone's award. It is amazing to see the recognition we are getting and know that we are fighting for something that is having an impact," said Thunberg

    Jake Johnson, June 7, 2019 (Common Dreams)

    “For their role in sparking a global wave of marches, civil disobedience, and weekly school strikes aimed at pressuring the world's political leaders to act on the climate crisis, 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and the youth-led movement she inspired were honored Friday with Amnesty International's top human rights award…The Fridays for Future movement has its origins in Thunberg's lonely sit-down strike outside of the Swedish parliament building last August, when she skipped school to protest lawmakers' inaction in the face of the global climate emergency…

    Thunberg's determined and tireless activism has galvanized millions of young people around the world to walk out of class, take to the streets, and demand a rapid transition away from planet-destroying fossil fuels…Kumi Naidoo, secretary general of Amnesty International, said in a statement that the organization is ‘humbled and inspired by the determination with which youth activists across the world are challenging us all to confront the realities of the climate crisis.’…[N]early two million young people from 125 countries took part in Friday climate marches on May 24, and the global movement is expected to continue to grow…” click here for more

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