August/September 2021


Cover story



14 Surfing the protest wave

Inequality and injustice have led young people to unite in

an attempt to reshape the future Kevin Gillan

The young campaign against police brutality in Nigeria

Rinu Oduala

Repression of women unleashes a feminist tsunami in

Latin America Tanya Reb e l o

8 Iran A pragmatist's guide to dealing with a more

conservative Tehran Sanam Vakil

The husband of jailed Nazanin Zaghari on the evils of

hostage diplomacy Richard Ratcliffe

Filmmaker's search for his junkie brother

Helen Fitzwilliam 24 Interview Nathan Law, a leader of Hong Kong's Umbrella movement, on fleeing his home and countering China 26 Trailblazing Beijing How China's young are turning their back on the West Kerry Allene 28 Yo u n g Amer i c a n s Zoomers and Millennials see a new world role for the US Daniel Strieff 30 Russia Vladimir Putin faces a backlash from the generation which grew up under his rule Natia Seskuria 31 Space junk The threat posed by anti-satellite missiles Samantha Potter 32 Migration in pictures Sketches of the desperate George Butler 36 Global health West needs to loosen i t s grip resources Mishal Khan and Renzo Guinto 38 Y7 Getting mental health on the G agenda Sophie Daud 40 Zambia Rising copper price could avert crisis Kopo Mapila 44 Common Futures Allowing the young input into policy Leah de Haan

4 Contributors 5 The world in brief including Jargonbuster and shorts 45 Date with history The launch of Myspace Paolo Gerbaudo 42 Postcard Problems for Nigeria's start-up boom Emmanuel Adegboye 46 Review Q&A with Bobby Duffy on why generations aren't that different The return of censorship Jo Glanville 50 Culture notes A bad deal in the generation game Catherine Fieschi Cover by Rui Pui

From the Editor Two years ago, Greta Thunberg warned world leaders that young people would not put up with their lack of leadership. ‘The world is waking up,’ she told the UN General Assembly. ‘And change is coming, whether you like it or not.’

Since then, the young have echoed her message around the world. From Hong Kong to Myanmar to Colombia to Minneapolis to Moscow, they have taken to the streets to demand change. We dedicate this issue to the next generation as they seek to engage and influence policymakers. We have chosen topics that will continue to shape young people as they march into their future, and we have sought young contributors who are changing their communities.

In our cover story, the sociologist Kevin Gillan explores the underpinnings of the activism that drive the global waves of protest. Filmmaker CJ Hunt writes how removing confederate statues is a reckoning with the very fabric of American nation-building. The -yearold Nigerian activist, Rinu Oduala, tells us why she leveraged her social media network to help organize the EndSARS protests to end police brutality. From Brazil, Paula Drummond and Tamya Rebelo explore the swell of feminist protests across Latin America.

Natia Seskuria, of the Chatham House Panel of Young Advisers, warns Moscow that the 'Putin generation' has had enough of the only leader it has known.

Young mining professional, Kopo Mapila lays out how Zambia can ensure it benefits from its vast copper resources.

But first, we head to Iran as Ebrahim Raisi’s inauguration heralds a new era of ultra-conservatism which Sanam Vakil says the international community must approach realistically. Roxanne Escobales Twi t t e r : @roxy_es c o