In 1936, British citizens defeated fascism in the famous Battle of Cable Street. Almost a century later, far-right fascist forces are back. Cable Street explores the current global rise of the far-right and fascism: what is driving this phenomenon, where is it leading, and how can progressives and the left respond?

Episode #10: Millenials – Avocado Toast or Political Revolution?

July 17, 2018

Research indicates young people have unfavourable opinions towards democratic institutions. So what does that mean for western democracy? Researcher David Coletto shares his thoughts on millennials and how they will, and are, shaping politics throughout the world.

Low paying jobs. Deeply in debt. Can’t afford a home. Refuse to vote. Love avocado toast. These are just a few of the characteristics used to describe millennials in the western world. Another characteristic? Anti-democratic. At least that’s according to one research study that showed younger people no longer have faith in democratic institutions.

To discuss how millennials are shaping governments around the world, I sat down with researcher David Coletto from Abacus Data. We discussed how millennials are shaping policy and political movements, how they feel about democracy, their inclination towards populist politicians, and the intergenerational conflict that exists between them and older generations.

Show Team

Geoff Sharpe

Geoff is the host of Cable Street and co-founder of The Cable.