Category: Youth

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David Swanson: $5 Billion for Child Abuse

The science has long been crystal clear: juvenile prisons are worse than nothing. They increase rather than reduce crime

Arlene Eisen: Childcare Workers Begin Vigil Outside Venezuelan Capital

With at least one representative from each of Venezuela’s 23 states, some 100 childcare workers gathered yesterday outside the National Assembly

W.T Whitney: Rescuing Disposable Children

Research studies, validated by experience, point to a strong association between growing up poor and non-white and ending up unprepared for schooling and lifelong health

Charles M. Blow: The Self(ie) Generation

Millennials were the sole generation in which a majority supported bigger government with more services as opposed to smaller government with fewer services

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Fiona Harvey: Children Will Bear Brunt Of Climate Change Impact, New Study Says

climate change because of their increased risk of health problems,  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, bringing together the world's leading experts, will thrash out the final details of a message to the world's governments. They are expected to warn that climate change is almost certainly caused by human actions, and that it will lead to a global Read more…

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Laurie Penny: Today’s Teenagers Are Smarter, Tougher And Braver Than My Generation – And Yours, Too

A few weeks ago, I found myself squirrelled away in the corner of a posh party, talking politics with two teenage girls. Were I a right-wing hack addressing an audience of concerned Tory parents, this would be occasion for a stern, salivating rant about how today’s teenagers are abject, semi-criminal, knicker-dropping savages, weaned on violent Read more…

Kristina Chew: Is Greece’s Child Labor Crisis Getting Out of Hand?

About 100,000 children may be working illegally in Greece, according to an estimate from child protection groups and the Greek ombudsman, reports the Greek daily Ekathimerini. The speculation is yet another sign of how Greece’s economic crisis  (Greece is in its sixth year of recession and almost 10 percent of children live in a household in Read more…

Justin Doolittle: The Ruthless Prison State

The New York Times ran a fairly terrifying story on Wednesday about the increasing regularity with which young people who make allegedly threatening statements on Facebook or Twitter are being charged with felonies. Appropriately titled “140 Characters Spell Charges and Jail,” the article specifically focuses on those luckless souls who have had their lives destroyed after being caught Read more…

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Roberto Savio: It’s Official: Europe’s Youth Counts Ten Times Less Than Its Banks

At the last summit of European heads of state in Brussels at the end of June, the main theme was youth unemployment, which has now reached 23% of European youth (although it stands at 41% in Spain). Last year, the International Labour Organization issued a dramatic report on 'Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012' in Read more…

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Sue Sturgis: South Remains The Epicenter Of U.S. Child Poverty Crisis

Child poverty in the United States remains concentrated in the South — but one notoriously impoverished Southern state no longer occupies the bottom spot for the overall well-being of its children. The latest yearly "KIDS COUNT Data Book," released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, found that more than half of the 10 states Read more…

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