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Matthew Vernon Whalan is a journalist and writer from Great Barrington, MA. He has published journalism in the Red Crow News, The Berkshire Edge, Spin Education, The Brattleboro Reformer, and other newspapers. He is the author of The Little Book of Freedom, about a death row inmate in Alabama. He has also published fiction in Literary Orphans, Hitherto MUIC, Foliate Oak, and other newspapers and literary journals.
Part 1: War on Kids: Psychology of Politics of Future Destruction
This an introduction to a series on contemporary youth resistance in the United States. The series will focus on youth actions, groups, theories, tactics, and figures, mostly in the Northeast region of the United States, engaged in the resistance and struggle for a more equal, open, and sustainable future, on specific social and political issues that have passed, are ongoing, upcoming, and usually all three.
There has been a great deal of speculation in the mainstream-news outlets about Obama's "legacy" in the hands of Trump. Perhaps we ought to look at his record instead of his legacy, and look closely at the most important tools his administration is handing to Trump's.