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How youth-led revolts shook elites around the world- From Athens to Cairo and Spain to Santiago, old certainties are being challenged after the Arab spring and financial crises

By: Jack Shenker ..

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The scope of her ambition echoes that found in Syntagma Square, where opposition to an EU/IMF bailout and its accompanying austerity measures has morphed into a broader critique of social injustice. “We are ordinary people, we are like you," reads the mission statement of theReal Democracy website – the online hub of the Syntagma protests – before going on to explore the alienation many Greeks feel from the organs of the state. “Without us none of this would exist, because we move the world … I am outraged. I think I can change it.

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