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Youth In Revolt

Every generation has a cause that rallies the youth, from protests of the Vietnam War in the 1960s, to the crowds who rejoiced in the fall of the Berlin Wall from 1989-90, to the marchers who reached millions through social media as part of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. [ more › ]
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