Young people all over the world are standing in opposition to “traditional” post-industrial expectations placed on them through societal pressure. This article examines two distinct examples of young people expressing their discontent and distinguishes between mere trends and real, formidable movements.
From July 18 to 22, 2001, thousands of people gathered in the narrow streets of Genova. Twenty years later, the legacy of this summit is characterized – rather than from the content of the discussions of the G8 world leaders – from the violence which ensued in the streets, as young protestors and activists which had gathered from all over the world were met with a brutal repression from the Italian police. Hence, it appears that the right to strike, although solidly established and recognised at the international level, is often defied when actually put into practice.
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