Monday, June 11, 2012
Pioneer Square in Portland, Oregon and wherever you are!
With increases in tuition showing no signs of stopping, and the student debt bubble recently breaching the trillion dollar mark, it is high time the people rise up to condemn the profiteering of the civil right to education. Not only does the current model of higher education require students to go into debt that takes far longer to pay off than they ever spend at the university: this model is destructive to society because it is conducive to the creation of a large underclass or debtors and the movement of wealth away from the general population, into the hands of the few.
The people of Montreal, Quebec have joined students on strike in daily demonstrations numbering in the hundreds of thousands. The strikes have been underway for more than 100 days, and seem to be expanding to other parts of Canada, along with showings of student power in Chicago, Chile, and elsewhere.
On June 11th, take to the streets of your city, banging pots and pans to show your support for students in Montreal and around the world.
Please check out this short video from Montréal on May 24,2012, and get ready to dust off those pots and pans!
Spread the word by sharing this event and inviting your friends and family.
Cut a square out of a piece of red fabric and wear it on your clothing or bag every day. The red square is a symbol of support for the Montreal student strikes and is quickly becoming a symbol of support for resistance movements everywhere.
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