Better said than anything I could articulate right now… I’m in such a rage right now and extremely disappointed with people in my home town/province. It’s nice to know I have cool, critical, and cute friends to say what needs to be said.
Marc-André Cyr, Trêve d’enfermement électoral et suicidaire dans Le Voir
[my hasty and poor translation]:
“The moderate Left is no longer able to critique the reasoning of dominant ideology, mainly because it shares its liberal premises. The only solution it can envision is to submit. Hence our spectacular age in which free-market ideology is so totally hegemonic that the only critiques it will accept are those that frame themselves neatly within its structures - that is to say, the most insignificant and symbolic of critiques, that of the results of an anonymous poll [an electoral campaign]. The [student] strikers thought they were facing the Liberal government. But the enemy is bigger than they would have ever believed. The enemy is the State, capital and the free market, alienation, and lies. The enemy is violence, censure, the corruption of speech, and brutality. The enemy isn’t a [single political] party, but rather total social degeneration.”
“QUAND L’INJUSTICE DEVIENS LOI LA RÉSISTANCE EST UN DEVOIR”
((WHEN INJUSTICE BECOMES LAW, RESISTANCE BECOMES A DUTY))
“LE QUEBEC COULE: TAKE A KAYAK!”
“LA POUÈVRE ÇA VA SU’L STEAK!!!”
((translate to “pepper goes on the steak” AS IN don’t pepperspray my face pepperspraycop))
“On an unseasonably warm day in late March, a quarter of a million postsecondary students and their supporters gathered in the streets of Montreal to protest against the Liberal government’s plan to raise tuition fees by 75% over five years. As the crowd marched in seemingly endless waves from Place du Canada, dotted with the carrés rouges, or red squares, that have become the symbol of the Quebec student movement, it was plainly obvious that this demonstration was the largest in Quebec’s, and perhaps Canadian, history.
[…] So, why haven’t you heard about this yet?”
To my American (and Rest of Canada) Tumblr friends who pay huge amounts of money and are being forced into untenable debt loads: read this great article about the ongoing student strike in Quebec. As the next generation of thinkers, artists, workers, etc. we do NOT have to accept the neo-liberal austerity measures currently being shoved down our throats from our wealthy and corrupt corporate classes. Education should be a right; not a commodity! Learn about this movement and spread your knowledge and strategies of resistance to your own campuses/cities.