A New Hope is Emerging for the «Lost Generation»

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Lost generation crowd. Unemployed youths rally in the streets of Madrid during the General strike on March 29.  Photo by Christian Als Lost generation crowd. Unemployed youths rally in the streets of Madrid during the General strike on March 29. Photo by Christian Als

A new outlook is struggling to emerge.  One can describe this outlook as tethered to movements such as the Arab Spring, Occupy and more recently the left-wing political parties of Syriza (in Greece) and Podemos (in Spain).  Closely related to this is a new generation that has broken from the post-Cold War paradigm in which old Left struggles were defined vis-a-vis communism and capitalism.  With the collapse of perverted forms of communism more than a generation ago new struggles are started to formulate in ways that the standard old school division of «Left/Right» cannot account for.

Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 1.24.34 PMAlthough these movements are different in their particularities and geographic regions there are several factors that can be said to unify these uprisings.  First, there is a resistance to new more pronounced…

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