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Pepper Spray Nation Paul Rosenberg suggests that the incident at University of California (Davis) in which peaceful protesters had their faces pepper-sprayed at point blank range by a police officer exemplifies the “raw brutality” that underpins “a decades-long story” of … Continue reading




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It is important that we spread tolerance and equality for all students. Lady Gaga supports LGBT youth at students’ anti-bullying rally in Toronto  




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Occupy Colleges Now: Students as the New Public Intellectuals Making clear that the police violence used against the Occupy protesters on University of California campuses was brutal and unjustifiable, Henry Giroux connects the goals of the Occupy movement to the … Continue reading




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Has the Colbert Nation Occupied Wall Street? Sophia McClennen, author of America According to Colbert: Satire as Public Pedagogy, argues that the activist energy among young people in North America is informed in part by Stephen Colbert’s ironic social commentary, … Continue reading




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Beyond the Limits of Neoliberal Higher Education: Global Youth Resistance and the American/British Divide Henry Giroux connects the current climate of human hardship to the savage forms of free-market ideology that propel the privatization of social problems and the commodification … Continue reading




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A Master Class in Occupation Chris Hedges discusses a conversation he has with an Occupy Wall Street activist about the evolving movement and its inclusiveness. Hedges describes the middle-class youth as an “interlocutor,” one among several of the Occupying “revolutionists … Continue reading




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Youth Movement in a Culture of Hopelessness Henry Giroux in an interview with Al Jazeera English discusses the Wall Street protests in terms of why young people around the world, “a whole generation that now is being pushed into the … Continue reading




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