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Hope Is The New Rebellion

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Hope Is The New Rebellion

Hope Is The New Rebellion

Hope Is The New Rebellion

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Youth Radio's Martin Macias is struck by the hopeful nature of protests. Youth Radio hide caption

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Protesters outside the Democratic National Convention are using Barack Obama's message of hope as a way to frame their demonstrations against Democratic Party politics, observes Youth Radio's Martin Macias. That solution-oriented framing is a departure from the "lesser of two evils" rhetoric that dominated DNC protests four years ago.

This is part of Youth Radio and Day to Day's weekly What's the New What Series.

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