This is the third book in the Radical Future series, written by a collective of young activists and campaigners looking for ways to challenge the dominant political order. This book is available to buy as a print book and free as a pdf.
The young generation aren’t apathetic. We’re disenfranchised, under or unemployed, insecure and anxious. But we’re also angry. We know there are alternatives to the political consensus, but voices calling for comprehensive radical changes are ignored. We urgently need new forms of collective organisation.
Mainstream politics has failed the young: our political system is fundamentally bankrupt. Growing numbers identify with the Left, but the institutions that once supported it are old, stagnant, and sectarian. When we do manage to create mass resistance, we come up against the state through the police: physically and legally. It’s easy to lose the belief we can create change.
The Radical Future collective here take up the continuing challenge of making politics matter to young people. Bringing together contributors from different fields and perspectives means that we don’t all argue for the same thing. But the question that we are all asking is: How can we fight back?