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Andrew Gavin Marshall

The Maple Spring and the Mafiocracy: Struggling Students versus “Entitled Elites”

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June 11, 2012
The Maple Spring and the Mafiocracy: Struggling Students versus “Entitled Elites”

by Andrew Gavin Marshall It says a great deal about our society when hundreds of thousands of students – already largely indebted, a significant portion of whom live well below the poverty line, who already work what few jobs exist for a generation forgotten before we leave home – take to the streets in...
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From the Chilean Winter to the Maple Spring

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May 29, 2012
From the Chilean Winter to the Maple Spring

by Andrew Gavin Marshall On the night of May 16, thousands of Montréal students and supporters took to the streets for the 23rd consecutive night of protests, this time spurred on by the Government of Québec’s announcement that it would legislate an end to the 14-week student strike which has gripped Quebec for the past...
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10 Things Everyone Should Know About the Quebec Student Movement

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May 21, 2012
10 Things Everyone Should Know About the Quebec Student Movement

by Andrew Gavin Marshall The student strikes in Quebec, which began in February and have lasted for three months, involving roughly 175,000 students in the mostly French-speaking Canadian province, have been subjected to a massive provincial and national media propaganda campaign to demonize and dismiss the students and their struggle. The following is a...
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Quebec Steps Closer to Martial Law to Repress Student Movement

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May 20, 2012
Quebec Steps Closer to Martial Law to Repress Student Movement

Originally Published at: The Media Co-Op by Andrew Gavin Marshall On Friday, May 18, the Québec legislature signed a special “emergency law” to “restore order” in the province following three months of student protests in a strike against the government’s proposed 80% increase in the cost of tuition. A legislative debate lasted all night and...
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What Really Happened at the Montréal May Day Protest? From Peaceful Protest to Police Brutality

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May 5, 2012
What Really Happened at the Montréal May Day Protest? From Peaceful Protest to Police Brutality

by Andrew Gavin Marshall On May 1, 2012, thousands of students and other protesters took to the streets for the Anti-Capitalist rally in downtown Montréal. I attended the protest with a couple friends, and having read the “news” emanating from the “stenographers of power” (the mainstream media), it’s important to set the record straight...
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