This occasional roundup of student and youth movement stories is put together by Isabelle Nastasia, a CUNY undergrad, New York Students Rising organizer, and friend of this site. 

Person of the week: Kimani “Kiki” Gray  and the residents of East Flatbush, Brooklyn

Kimani “Kiki” Gray was a 16 year old who was shot 11 times by 2 undercover NYPD officers in his neighborhood of Flatbush, Brooklyn this week. Since the killing of this young person, East Flatbush residents have organized nightly marches and vigils and have been met with further violence by the NYPD.


Teen Fatally Shot by the NYPD – NY Daily News

NYPD Kills Teen – Colorlines

#BrooklynRiot Vs. #BrooklynProtest – Aljazeera

East Flatbush Rebellion, Not Outside Agitators – Fire Next Time Network

Arrests at Third Day of Kimani Gray Protest – Huffpo

Protesters Clash with the Police at Rally for Teen Shot by NYPD – NBC  News

Video of 2nd Day March for Kimani Gray – filmed by Julieta Salgado, undergraduate at CUNY


Important updates on the student movement:

Police Issue – McGill Daily

OSU Graduate Student Research Assistance Unionize – NWA Labor Press  

UMASS Resident Assistance are the Only Undergrad Union in the Country – Daily Collegian

Columbia Students in Solidarity with Workers – Columbia Spectator

Anti-Zionist Discourse Silenced on Campus – McGill Daily

No Strip Malls, No Wrecking Balls – Wesleying

Student Groups Protest in the Name of Clean Energy – Technician

#HikeMeansWalk West Connecticut Tuition Rally – Video

Philadelphia SRC Shutters Schools Amid Public Outcry  – Video

California MOOCs – Chronicle for Higher Education

UWM to Implement UW’s First Inclusive Housing Policy – UWM

Army Tuition Assistance Loses Funding to Sequestration – HuffPo

Climate Change Bad Deal Gets Worse for Global South – The Nation

University Leaders in Asia and the Pacific Consider Challenges of Globalization – Chronicle for Higher Education

Activists Bring Palestinian Evictions to the Harvard Dorms – Aljazeera

Students for Climate Justice: Not a Single-Issues Movement – Portside

Private Prison Exec Not Telling the Truth about GEOs Record of Juvenile Abuse – Think Progress