The thing with catching snippets of a 'story' on one of the cable news channels for me is thinking it's actually a story.
CNN had a bit on the show Linda Ellerbee 'anchors' on Nickelodeon, 'Nick News' - specifically one show recently that highlighted some kids with consciences, and the actions they were taking in their community. Using the magic of "The Google" I found that the paucity of websites and/or blogs railing on about all of this were the wingnut lunatics on their precarious fringe.
Kevin Hayden at 'The American Street' had the goods earlier this month; he also has the links to those wingnut lunatics on their precarious fringe. I absolutely refuse to link to them. Fuck 'em. It's not enough that they practically rule the airwaves with their bullshit anyway. Anything with depth, anything requiring cognitive skills, anything that deviates from their fear-riddled 'the terrorists are on the outskirts of town' bullshit, they just cannot tolerate.
As one young woman says, 'kids younger than me shouldn't be making my clothes.'
Watch it - the entire video is 21 minutes and features several kids. It is indeed inspiring.
TAGS: Nick News, Nickelodeon, Social Justice, Worker Rights, Child Labor
Crosspost: Left Side of the Moon