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Youth Rising — why apathy is not an option

With the ‘one per cent’ busy squeezing all they can out of the planet, young people are setting about making sure there’s still a kingdom left to inherit. In October’s edition of the New Internationalist we hand over our Big Story section exclusively to writers aged up to 25.

October 2012, Issue 456

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Voice of the future
Young people have led a wave of dissent. It's time to start listening, says Jody McIntyre.
Why selling out is no longer an option
Capitalism’s betrayals will cost youth dear. Laurie Penny’s call to arms.
Revolutionary women
The feminists who don’t get air time, by Farah Jassat.
Youth – The FACTS
This infographic takes a closer look at the contrasting lives of the 1.2 billion young people aged 15-24 worldwide.
Planned Fury
Seun Kuti tells Akala why hope is overrated.
Shaking up the Occupiers
The frustrations of Palestinian youth, voiced by Linah Alsaafin.
Youth power
A map of social movements from around the world.
How to grow a student movement, Chilean-style
Revolutionary student leaders Camila Vallejo and Giorgio Jackson speak with Jody McIntyre.
And the birds dropped dead from the sky
Indigenous groups in Guatemala are fighting back against an environmental catastrophe wreaked by a Canadian mining company, as Stephanie Boyd discovers.
Australia’s disgrace
Holding child asylum-seekers in detention is a controversy largely playing out to media silence. Ollie Milman asks why.
Before and after Belo Monte
Playing finance at its own game
Introducing...Enrique Peña Nieto
Child soldier pledge
DU use under scrutiny
Shell’s dirty work
Orange squash: foul play in the Ukraine
Tina Burrett fears October elections will be neither free or fair.
Lawyers on safari
Maina Waruru questions the motivations of firms seeking compensation from the British government.
Doctors defy border controls
Barbara
An unsettling drama set in communist East Germany unfolds in the film Barbara
Snows of Kilimanjaro
A French tour-de-force
Tracesby Karine Polwart
Poetic imagery – and a dig at Donald Trump
There Was a Country — A Personal History of Biafra
A very personal memoir of the Biafran War from acclaimed Nigerian author Chinua Achebe
Is China good for Africa?
Writer and activist Firoze Manji and professor Stephen Chan go head-to-head.
PLUS: Open Window
With guest cartoonist Sergei Tunin from Russia
Mark Engler
Can Occupy live to see another birthday?
Steve Parry
A froth-free latte stirred with politics.
PLUS
Polyp’s Big Bad World cartoon
Letter from Botswana
Wame Molefhe is proud that Gaborone is her home – despite the reaction of others
Country Profile: South Africa
Southern Exposure
Samburu children at play, caught on camera by Evans Habil.
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Marc Roberts’ Only Planet cartoon.
And finally...
Providing a voice for young people – emcee Logic on the importance of hip hop, and of loving what you do.