Category: Youth

Jean Twenge: What might explain the unhappiness epidemic?

Teens who spent more than five hours a day online were twice as likely to be unhappy as those who spent less than an hour a day

Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg: 10-point jump in turnout among young people

Beyond almost any doubt, young people have gotten involved and felt ready to make a change in American politics – and so they did

Bruce Levine: Another Reason Young Americans Don’t Revolt Against Being Screwed

The Internet creates fears, lowers self-esteem, and divides them—all of which weakens their capacity to resist injustices

Camila Arze Torres Goitia: What Students Are Capable Of

Sexual Harassment and the Collateral Beauty of Resistance

Belle Chesler: Students as Teachers

Facing the World Adults Are Wrecking

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Michael Albert: How We Elderly Activists Failed

As young people newly protest, many may wonder why they have to. Why do they suffer school shootings, unbearable student debt, child hunger, racist killings, sexist rapes, surging poverty, deadening war, meaningless and insecure work, rampant profit seeking, pervasive political corruption, and escalating climate catastrophe? Why does health care create opioid scourge? Why does creating Read more…

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Kevin Zeese: Role Of Youth In The Coming Transformation

This is the era of building national consensus on solutions to the crises we face and mobilizing millions to take action in support of these solutions

Shepherd Bliss: Millions of Students Demand “Never Again” to Gun Violence

By walking out, today’s students may have initiated a massive movement for change

Luna Baez and Citlali Mares: Enough! A Million Students Walk Out

Demand Action on Guns in Historic Day of Action

Shepherd Bliss: Thousands of Students Protest Gun Violence

Stay tuned for at least two more nationwide protests on March 24 and April 20, the anniversary of the Columbine murders, as students continue to gather steam and define their movement

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