Saturday, October 08, 2011

"Youth movement in a culture of hopelessness"

Henry Giroux says Wall Street protests need to stay centred on the most marginalised population of the US: young people---A protest encampment near the heart of the United States' financial capital in New York City started out with a few dozen students and unemployed university graduates.

Within weeks it inspired thousands of New Yorkers to join, and spawned scores of similar protests around the country.

Al Jazeera spoke with Henry Giroux about how young people have been culturally alienated by the political and economic systems of the country widely regarded as the example of democracy, and why the "Occupy" movement needs to stay focused on youth. MORE...

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