It started with students — first a few at the Université Laval, and then hundreds of thousands, filling the streets every day and every night, wearing red squares (carrés rouges) to symbolize the giant debt they’d accrue if their government went ahead with proposed tuition hikes. Now the movement has turned into a bigger revolt against austerity measures in Quebec — a grève générale illimitée (#ggi) or unlimited general strike questioning the fundamentals of liberal democracy and capitalism. This short video summarizes the strike, its goals, and the persistence of protestors even as the Quebec government attempts to institute draconian anti-protest laws.
The largest student protest in the history of Canada is taking place. The premier of the Canadian province says that the police violence used against the uprising is keeping the public safe. The images you are about to see say otherwise.
During the October 25 Occupy eviction in Oakland, Iraqi war veteran Scott Olsen was shot in the head with a bean bag gun by police, fracturing his skull, nearly killing him. Now out of hospital, he made the trek to #Occupychicago to join Iraqi Veterans Against the War in protest against the NATO generals.
Iraq Veterans Against the War organizer Aaron Hughes will be leading a column of veterans this Sunday at the NATO summit in Chicago where he’ll be returning the service medals he earned in Iraq. The one-time soldier is one of a growing number of American veterans standing up to their former NATO commanders.
“Occupations don’t build democracy’s,” he says. Instead, people powered movements like the Arab Spring should be our guide.
Massive unrest is sweeping Quebec in Canada where 15,000 students have taken the streets. On Earth Day, they were joined by more than 300,000 protesters. A short film by Alex Pritz produced for the McGill Daily
A Greek police band and passes by walls filled with writings about insurrection. Faithful people walk next to immigrants, homeless and forgotten ones while praying for the salvation of their soul. Mourning the present state of society, anonymous jammers dream of its revolutionary resurrection. Video by Antidocs