Posts Tagged: youth

Bombs, guns, violence and the CPD

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In Rogers Park, where I am running for alderman in the 49th ward, a car parked on a residential street was fire bombed on Sept. 13. The burnt out car ...

Let’s reinvent the student movement (Part 2)

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The proud history of the student movement unfortunately has few new chapters. It is not, however, for lack of effort by student organizers: Student or...

Ferguson youth on the frontlines

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One of the aspects of the uprising in Ferguson that is most striking to me is the determination of the protesters. The police arrived with armored veh...

From Sacramento to Ferguson, resistance is justified

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As police helicopters circled above and officers sat atop the Sacramento county jail watching, angry protesters shouted, “Don’t shoot, hands up,...

Let’s reinvent the student movement!

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A recent study by a conservative research group showed more and more young people favor socialism to capitalism. The study, citing decreased job oppor...

Young people on Watergate: ‘What did you expect?’

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On the 40th anniversary of the Watergate scandal that lead to the impeachment and resignation of President Richard Nixon, the majority of young people...

Young people stand with Gaza

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The criminal U.S.-backed Israeli assault on Gaza has caused outrage all around the world. For progressive people, the level of popular support Israel ...

Palestinian youth speak out for peace

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What would 12-year-old Atah Omar do if he were “king of the whole world?” “I’d stop the war. I’d make everyone be able t...

STEM isn’t the solution

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The old engines of capitalist growth are in decay. Above, abandoned auto factory in Detroit. How can young people avoid joining the growing ranks of t...

Kids these days

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I recently came across this article about a survey done by a marketing firm on the preferences and attitudes of what they call “Generation Z.” We ...