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The Guardian Weekly - 2021-06-11

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Youth uprising

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The entire political cycle since 2008 can be read as a response to the financial crisis. Eighteen-year-olds back then saw their future cancelled. They took to the streets and in response became involved in political movements such as Podemos, Syriza, Corbynism and the Sanders campaign. The Covid crisis is, in many ways, bigger than 2008. It has revealed to a generation that when the dirt hits the fan, nobody is there to help and politics is stacked against the young.

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