The Restless Youth Issue


'The City Always Wins' Goes Inside the Front Lines of the Egyptian Revolution

Read an excerpt from Omar Robert Hamilton’s gripping novel about the Tahrir Square uprising.


A Timeline of Youth in Revolt

The world’s youth have always found ways to stand up for what’s right.


Auckland's Youngest Mayoral Candidate Didn't Win, but Will She Make It to Parliament?

Chlöe Swarbrick came third in a field of 19, but even this was an achievement.


Breaking the Cycle That Keeps Girls Out of School Monthly

High school senior Maya Penn is working to get sanitary products to women and girls in developing countries.


Citizen Media Platforms Are Breaking the Silence in India

"A single conversation on social media can trigger a full movement."


An Afghan Refugee Is Using Rap to Speak Out Against Child Marriage

Twenty-year-old activist Sonita Alizadeh talks protest songs and beyond.


A Conservative Activist Reconciles His Many Identities

"There is something deeply unsettling about the idea that leftists just assume you subscribe to a set of preconceived notions based wholly on religion or the color of your skin."


Ten Veteran Organizers on the Key to Effective Activism

"Nothing ever changes in Washington—or at any level of government—until regular people stand up and demand change."


At City Hall with Trayvon Martin’s Brother, a Rising Community Organizer

In the five years since his brother's murder, Jahvaris Fulton has transformed from a quiet son who stayed largely out of the public eye to a rising force in New York City's local government scene.


Is This Campus Crusader the Face of Conservative Activism?

A University of Michigan junior is determined to make the conservative voice heard at the famously liberal institution he loves dearly.


The Woman Schooling Kids on the Danger of Stalking and Sexual Harassment

Julie Lalonde got her footing in feminist activism while pursuing Canadian studies and women's studies at Carleton University.


An Activist Describes How the JFK Protests Took Shape

A small group arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport the morning of January 28 to protest. Soon, that group grew to thousands.