Modal close

Hi there,

You turn to Democracy Now! for ad-free news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for in-depth stories that expose government and corporate abuses of power. This week Democracy Now! is celebrating our 23rd birthday. For over two decades, we've produced our daily news hour without ads, government funding or corporate underwriting. How is this possible? Only with your support. Right now, in honor of Democracy Now!'s birthday, every donation we receive will be doubled by a generous supporter. This means if you give $30 today, Democracy Now! will get $60 to support our daily news hour. Please do your part. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else. Thank you! -Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Donate

Global Youth Activist Forum

Default content image
Listen
Media Options
Listen

On Democracy Now! over the past months we have covered the growing anti-globalization movement that has been gaining momentum here in the US and around the world-from the battle in Seattle to the showdown in Washington, DC at the IMF World Bank meetings. And coming up, the Democratic and Republican conventions this summer. At the forefront of these movements are young people. Throughout history, young people have been at the fore of the various struggles for social justice, particularly in the third world.

Today on Democracy Now! we are going to speak with some young activists from around the world who have been active in all range of human rights struggles in their home countries.

Guests:

  • Annie Brisibe, (Nigeria) President of the Niger Delta Women for Justice.
  • Hari Acharya, (Bhutan) Activist working to spread awareness in the US about the Bhutanese refugee crisis and works with victims of rape and torture in refugee camps in Bhutan.
  • Vandrea Thompson, (Jamaica) Works with Non Governmental Organization “Children First” catering to needs of street children and children from poor communities.
  • Kateryna Cherepakha, (Ukraine) Activist with International Women’s Rights Center “La Strada-Ukraine” which is working on the problem of trafficking in women from the Ukraine.

Related link:

Related Story

Video squareStoryMay 20, 2015Sgt. James Brown, 26, Survived Two Tours in Iraq Only to Die Begging for His Life in Texas Jail
The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Up arrowTop