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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard discusses what the new young progressives bring to the fights in Congress and the Green New Deal The post Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: On the Dawn of a New Era in Congress appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Six young men who had been sentenced to lengthy adult prison terms for committing what were described as minor infractions at a southern Illinois youth correctional facility went free Friday after outgoing Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, in an unannounced move, commuted their sentences. The young men, whose cases were documented in a ProPublica Illinois investigation […]

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Acceptance Is First Challenge For Afghanistan's First Female In A Senior Security Post

December 6, 2018           |                                       

Hosna Jalil is well aware of the complexities of improving security and the rule of law in Afghanistan, a country that has been engulfed by nearly four decades of war. But since being appointed on December 5 to a senior post in the Interior Ministry, the 26-year-old Kabul native’s first challenge has simply been to […]

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The former Littlewoods Building in Liverpool, England. Credit: Joe Entwistle. All rights reserved. We live in a world of work that is going to change dramatically over the next 15 years. During the first industrial revolution, work was shaped by the adoption of machinery, where production was more important than human life. Improved working conditions […]

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Youth-led groups came together to take part in the Civil Society Futures inquiry from across England. This is what they wanted you to hear. Dear English Civil Society: A day ago we didn’t know each other. We came into a room, full of honesty, vulnerability and a deep desire for change. We quickly realised we […]

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“This is a war of attrition, but it won’t go on forever,” Abu Osama, a portly, sandy-haired Syrian militant tells the camera. “We will reach a point where everyone has lost. Do you understand? It can’t go on like this forever.” Osama offers an all-too-rare perspective: that of an insider in the jihadist movement in Syria, one […]

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Students Across the Country Will Walk Out of School to Vote

November 5, 2018           |                                       

New UN Report Warns of Impending Catastrophe as World Warms, Glaciers Melt Red-State Senate Democrats Are Top Recipients of Wall Street Donations Bolton Hails Bolsonaro as Welcome Ally in Crushing Latin American Left Anti-Choice Measures Are on the Ballot in Three States Next Week AFSCME Workers Find Their Power on the Picket Line How to […]

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With their sights set on making sure Tuesday’s midterm election sends “a bold message to politicians and the country,” the youth-led Future Coalition—an alliance that includes March For Our Lives and National School Walkout—has organized hundreds of walkouts at high schools and colleges across the nation for Nov. 6 to make sure young people get […]

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Words are the foundation of magic. One great example of a magic word is HOLE. Conjuring up innumerable instincts and assumptions, spurring instant action—ok, “Hey Beavis, you said Hole.” Or, “Hey eighth grade Meredith, you can argue context all you want and okay, yes it’s a band, we know, but you still have to turn […]

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CODEPINK protesters at the Women’s March on the Pentagon this October. (Photo courtesy of Jodie Evans) What comes to mind when you hear the words “anti-war protest”? Most Americans will picture the protests against the Vietnam war in the sixties and early seventies, an era famous for its youth and student-led movements. In the decades […]

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Baby Steps: Young Afghan Candidates Take On Old Guard

October 19, 2018           |                                       

Clad in a bright yellow head scarf and sporting a pen and notebook, Zuhra Nawrozi is unlike many of the candidates competing for a seat in Afghanistan’s parliament. On the campaign trail, the 30-year-old is flanked not by security guards but a young team of campaigners. They walk, rather than ride in bulletproof cars. Nawrozi’s […]

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President Donald Trump, the brother of an alcoholic, told reporters on Monday that it was his understanding that his nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, had admitted during Senate testimony last week that he “did have difficulty as a young man with drink.” Trump, who explained last year that his older brother Fred had […]

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How Milton Keynes became the youth homelessness capital of the UK

September 26, 2018           |                                       

“In this place, the only thing that grows quickly and properly is darkness”. Kane* is 22, and has been homeless for more than half a decade. He is describing the clusters of tents and areas of rough sleepers that congregate in the underpasses and subways of Milton Keynes – dubbed “tent city” in the UK […]

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His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, becoming the first celebrity of the #MeToo era to be sent to prison. The punishment all but completed the dizzying, late-in-life fall for the comedian, former […]

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Having been one, and having been exposed to Catholic 17 year old young men in Our Lady of Lourdes high school, Dr. Ford’s account sounds accurate. As a writer, I was preternaturally inclined toward observing. Also, having been raised with two dynamic sisters I found myself, even then, horrified at the way 17 year old […]

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