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Youth Activism

It's Not Enough

Stephen Ratner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Ratner

Both President Obama and the Republican Party (and even failing sectors like the auto industry), could learn a thing or two from my generation.

Archbishop Tutu's Dream for the Future

Michelle Cote | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Cote

"I'm comiiiiinggg!" Tutu sings out from the adjacent room, the words rolling off his tongue in a playfully high-pitched refrain, before he comes wheeling and teetering -- all 5'2" of him -- around the corner of his suite at the Atlanta Grand Hyatt.

Senator Specter Kicks Off Nationwide Town Hall on Clean Energy Future

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

International climate experts say that the next few years is the window for averting irretrievable climate disruption. If there's no action before 2012, that's too late.

10 Ways Power Shift is What Democracy Looks Like

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

After surviving eight years of Bush & Co., change is within our grasp. It's not about one person leading the fight-we are all in this together now to stop global warming.

What the Press Didn't Tell You About the Largest Youth Movement in Decades (Part One)

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

Part One: A Growing Movement Comes of Age By Jesse Jenkins, reporting for the Energy Collective and WattHead - Energy News and Commentary This is th...

What the Press Didn't Tell You About the Largest Youth Movement in Decades (Introduction)

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

On March 2nd, fueled by a fiery passion no snowstorm could chill, thousands stormed Capitol Hill to rally, lobby and even risk arrest in their efforts to ignite a clean and just energy future.

The Icelandic "Facebook Revolution"

Sigtryggur Magnason | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sigtryggur Magnason

Icelanders don't have the culture of crowds. There are no subways, no train stations, so Facebook has made a great social impact and has played a vital role in the days since the economic crash.

10 Reasons to Be Hopeful About 2009 and 3 Reasons to be Terrified

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

We humans have the free will to make choices that assure our collective survival, or do otherwise. We have the creativity and intelligence to build on the best possibilities while averting the worst.

Greening Hollywood: Empowering Youth To Cool The Earth

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

When 5,000 kids turned out for the Environmental Youth Conference in LA, they got a surprise as celebrities like Will.i.am, Vanessa Hudgens and Tyrese took the stage to share a few words.

The Kids Are Alright

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

We must lay the foundation for the next generation of youth, so we can continue to capitalize on their energy, innovation, and creativity for the future.

America, Pick Up -- It's Your Future Calling: A 15 Year Old's Perspective

Cassie Goldring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cassie Goldring

Obama has allowed our beloved country to enter its next stage in history, a stage in which my generation can truly feel a part of this country and feel that our voices can and will be heard.

A new day for all people--but young people, let's not forget tomorrow

Morgan Warners | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morgan Warners

In college we learn to be skeptical of claims like the ones being made about Barack Obama's historic victory. For today, forget it. His win really doe...

One Giant Step

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Leon Roker

We fought. We hoped. We worked. We cried. We panicked. We debated. We held our breath. It's not hyperbolic to say that we helped shift the course of the world.

Pimp My Vote: Will THIS Be the Year Young People Tilt the Election?

Joel B. Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joel B. Schwartzberg

NOW on PBS talked this week with Ian Rowe, senior vice-president of strategic partnerships and public affairs for MTV, about young peoples' enthusiasm...

Real Change Happens Offline

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

Internet activism is individualistic: It's great for a sense of interconnectedness, but the Internet does not bind individuals in shared struggle the same as the face-to-face activism of the 1960s and '70s did.

Welcome 2008 Graduates To Our Real World

Demos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Demos

Your degrees are the most expensive in history. Entry level jobs are hard to find. Pay at those jobs has decreased. And full benefits are a thing of the past. But you can work to change all of that.