Canada’s Maple Spring, an attack on austerity

Writer Andrew Gavin Marshall provides some context for the massive mobilization of students on Quebec in an interview with RT.

Despite a draconian new law imposing heavy fines on student protesters and their organizations, the movement remains very much alive.

While sparked by a dramatic increases in university tuition, the protests have broadened and are now focusing on issues ranging from attacks on social spending, massive defense outlays, and government corruption by organized crime.

UPDATE: For Marshall’s extended analysis of the causes of the student action, see here.


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