Fightback Youth Issue Online Launch

the youth issue

Welcome to the online launch of the Youth Issue of Fightback Magazine, Redefining Activism.

Through this issue, we hoped to capture both the wisdom and the challenges presented by young people, who are already engaging within community, activism, ideas and politics.

“Asking the questions: what do we see as “real” or “legitimate” activism and why?
How do we challenge negative narratives around youth activism?
Why are older activists so cynical about youth activism and the future of activism in Aotearoa?

At the core of this issue is searching for a redefinition of activism. To do this we are looking at narratives of survival and resistance by youth under capitalism, colonialism, patriarchy, and homophobia/transphobia/biphobia/interphobia. We want to challenge the idea that youth are disaffected and show the ways in which they are transforming activism in Aotearoa.”

This issue features eight pieces by people under the age of 25 across the country on the topics of: the activist tradition in Aotearoa, decolonisation, colonialism, xenophobia, sexism, sex work, voting and what alternatives look like to our current political systems. All writers received a koha of $50.

To support our work and order a paper copy of this magazine, please fill out the subscription form below by JUNE 30TH (subscriptions are $10):
If you subscribe by June 30th, you will also receive our Queers and the Capitalist pamphlet in the mail!

All content will be available via Fightback’s website from June 30th.

Huge thanks to our contributors:

Brent Tinkle
Joya Tiana
Ali Burns
Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho
Tyler West
Kī Foster
Brodie Fraser
Charlie Prout

And to our Editing Team:

Sophie Mui Sim Weeber
Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho
Aaliyah Zionov
Hugo Cordue

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. In solidarity and aroha.

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