The war on youth has resulted in young people being criminalized in school, killed by state violence and transformed from democratic citizens into neoliberal consumers. Youth must continue joining social movements and make clear that governments subsumed by market fundamentalism are no longer responsive to their most basic needs.
Five years after BP's Deepwater Horizon rig spilled millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, Truthout goes onboard a small fishing boat in the Gulf to find out how the catastrophic spill is still impacting the local economy. Small fishing families are still struggling with the ongoing impacts of the spill.
Sociologist Salvatore Babones offers 16 progressive policy recommendations for 2016's Presidential contenders. If implemented, they will not only make the US more humane, but will go a long way in making the country a fairer and more equitable place to live, work and study.