Generation Action

This blog serves as a conversation between student activist groups on and beyond St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. Blogger Allison Paludi examines this new group of human rights activists who are speaking up and proving to be a generation of change.

The Power of the Masses: Students discuss solitary confinement

Human rights: Whenenever this topic is brought up in conversation, there is a tendency to paint an image of a far away land where inequalities and injustices are every day happenings. Yet, what about human rights specific to our community? We can point fingers at other countries and say what needs to be done abroad, but taking the time to reflect on our own American society seems to be a bit of a struggle. I am entirely guilty of this.

Honor Your Land: Frack off, Canada

Protect our Mother Earth. Please Stop!


At the end of October, Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) released reports on the United States’ use of drones and the loss of civilians due to these weapons. One would think that when two human rights organizations both release lengthy reports on an injustice, we should be concerned, right? So why isn’t more being done to raise awareness about this technology that is taking innocent lives?

Syria: The Silenced Third Side

To no surprise, the events in Syria have hit almost every media outlet. However, much of the focus has been whether or not there will be outside intervention in response to the accused use of chemical weapons, making for very one-sided news. There are so many aspects of these events that are underreported, which led me to start seeking additional articles and perspectives.

“I’m not trying to cause a big sensation…I’m just talking about my generation.”

Thank you Roger Daltry, Pete Townshend and the rest of The Who gang for the musical inspiration as I shed light on yet another underreported story.