Tag Archives: Youth

VERSE / Mariann G. Wizard : Hiatus

Image from Dzinepress.Hiatus The plazas are empty, swept clean of debris,smug analyses already written.Elections are coming, everyone run to see:is it Newton? or El Ron? or Mittens? But out of the glare of the media stare,the knowledge unerringly spreads:the old … finish reading VERSE / Mariann G. Wizard : Hiatus

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Joan Wile : Granny Votes ‘Yea’ on ‘Wall Street’ Youth

General Assembly at Occupy Wall Street in New York. Photos by Caroline Schiff / Flickr.A ‘granny-report’ from Occupy Wall Street:Discouraged about today’s youth?Fuggeddaboudit!!! I left the meeting with a singing heart. I absolutely believe these marvelous young justice-seekers will change … finish reading Joan Wile : Granny Votes ‘Yea’ on ‘Wall Street’ Youth

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Gregg Barrios: Human Mother Beasts : Tales from Young Souls

Image from the San Antonio Current.Human mother beasts:Tales from the young soulsIn San Antonio’s Southton By Gregg Barrios / The Rag Blog / March 2, 2010 “Rid the streets of the poet / to whom the doors are locked.” There … finish reading Gregg Barrios: Human Mother Beasts : Tales from Young Souls

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Turk Pipkin : A Simple Truth… or Two

Turk Pipkin with students at Mahiga Primary School in Kenya.One Peace at a Time:A simple truth… or two By Turk Pipkin / The Rag Blog / November 30, 2009 With the problems of the world appearing more challenging with each … finish reading Turk Pipkin : A Simple Truth… or Two

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Another Good Reason to Ban War: Troops’ Children Suffer

Mental Health Problems Growing for Troops’ KidsJuly 7, 2009 Children of U.S. military troops sought outpatient mental health care 2 million times last year, double the number at the start of the Iraq war, and there was also an alarming … finish reading Another Good Reason to Ban War: Troops’ Children Suffer

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The Future of France : Still ‘Liberty? Equality? Fraternity?’

Future of France: This?Or this? Photo by Michel Euler / AP.Liberty? Equality? Fraternity?Is this the Future of France? On the surface France this summer seems like a relatively tranquil society, but under the surface there are disquieting signs of trouble … finish reading The Future of France : Still ‘Liberty? Equality? Fraternity?’

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Treatment of Homeless Kids : Texas is DEAD LAST

This map shows state rankings on the issue of homeless children. Click on image to enlarge. For an interactive version, go here.In the grand tradition:Texas is dead last in its treatment of homeless children By Roger Baker / The Rag … finish reading Treatment of Homeless Kids : Texas is DEAD LAST

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Skateboarders, Bloggers and Cops : One Little Victory for the People

No Skateboards / calaggie. Gerry Storm, aka Dr. Mesmo, is a former Austin musician, activist and union leader who now lives in rural New Mexico. His interests combine the political with the spiritual. He recounts here a triumphant parable of … finish reading Skateboarders, Bloggers and Cops : One Little Victory for the People

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Environmental Fears Are Driving Youth Protests

This is not youthful rebellion. We see the catastrophe aheadBy Joss Garman / March 8, 2009 Great Britain: Climate change has provoked a war between the generations. Younger members of the government need to choose their side. Lily Kember is … finish reading Environmental Fears Are Driving Youth Protests

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College Students Choosing Action Over Protest

‘Activism isn’t dead on the nation’s college campuses; it’s just different’By Jeannie Kever / August 10, 2008 The Kent State shootings and other iconic protests of the 1970s are so last century. Student activists now are more likely to run … finish reading College Students Choosing Action Over Protest

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Ruling : Texas is Failing Limited-English Schoolchildren

Judge William Wayne Justice issued landmark ruling. Photo by Kelly West / Austin American-Statesman.State in no hurry to fix big problemBy Lisa Falkenberg / August 7, 2008 The 95-page landmark ruling issued recently by Judge William Wayne Justice on how … finish reading Ruling : Texas is Failing Limited-English Schoolchildren

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Foster Kids In Texas Get Lots of Meds

Copyright © Illustration by Olaf Hajek.They get ‘three times the amount of psychotropic meds as their non-fostered Medicaid counterparts’By Craig Malisow / August 4, 2008 As if they weren’t getting shafted enough, foster kids on Medicaid in Texas are receiving … finish reading Foster Kids In Texas Get Lots of Meds

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