Gary Younge


Gary YoungeGary Younge is a Guardian feature writer and columnist, based in New York.




Event: Black Words Matter July 2016

Join us to explore media justice with Gary Younge, Shake! and Numbi Arts, on Tuesday 19 July at Rich Mix in London

Hoping for change: Obama and the limits of elections October 2012

Gary Younge discusses the disappointment of Barack Obama’s presidency – and credits recent progressive policies to the success of the Occupy movement

Identity canards July 2010

There is nothing inherent in any racial category or gender that makes it necessarily more radical - or reactionary - than another. But difference does make a difference, argues Gary Younge, and the left needs to re-examine its approach to issues of diversity, equal opportunities and representation

What Obama means to the world January 2009

People's obsession with Barack Obama says more about them than him, says Gary Younge

My friends on the left September 2008

Barack Obama is unique among recent Democratic presidential candidates in terms of the support he has mobilised and his relationship to his base. Win or lose, his supporters will need to stick around and organise, argues Gary Younge, as he analyses their dynamic and their role in determining Obama's prospects

Holding Obama’s feet to the fire August 2008

With his appointment of a series of Clintonite economic and foreign policy advisers, Barack Obama has attracted fire from the American left. Doug Henwood, Gary Younge, Jo-ann Mort, Betsy Reed and Ta-Nehisi Coates debate the politics of Obama's candidacy and the huge mobilisation of support behind it

The Leaderless Mainstream May 2006

Across the US, there is a constellation of social movements emboldened by struggle but lacking representation. Gary Younge reports on the opposition to George Bush

America’s new radicals November 2004

Gary Younge meets the newly politicised foot soldiers fighting to force Bush out of the White House

The medium is the message May 2004

The alternative media are more than a source of news; they help keep the democratic process alive.






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