Magazine article New Internationalist

Young People Challenging an Unjust World

Magazine article New Internationalist

Young People Challenging an Unjust World

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Hip-hop artist Logic once rapped: ? get down for my people, down for my people, down with the government until we're all equal!' When I looked into the eyes of Logic's first baby daughter, born a few weeks back, it seemed like a long time since we sat down to write those lyrics. It was before the police pulled me out of my wheelchair on a demonstration, when Hosni Mubarak was still chilling, before the London riots.

I struggle to imagine how the world must look through a baby's eyes. But when I see them smile, I know that however much destruction we cause, the generations that follow will continue to struggle to make things better. This issue celebrates youth movements working to do exactly that. Far from being apathetic, young people are challenging an unjust world and have the idealism and energy to change things.

In this month's Biß Story, Farah Jassat challenges preconceptions, asking why certain schools of feminist thought are ignored by the mainstream media. Laurie Penny stokes up outrage with her lowdown on how youth in the West are shouldering the burden of a broken economic model. …

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