Thursday, May 24, 2012

500,000 Students in Montreal Take to the Streets

Here is one reason why I love students - this is just inspiring. Props to the badass protesters in Montreal. You make all of us proud! 500,000 students marched on the 100th day of a strike. Talk about continued momentum. They showed up after the police declared that it was illegal to protest. That's brave!

And today, student groups and activists showed up at Sallie Mae's HQ to protest at the shareholders meeting. Watch the video - it's well worth it, because the loan shark's building is surrounded by riot cops. Ain't that grand.

There are also a handful of students in the UC system who are on a hunger strike. That is damned gutsy as well.

Those are just a few examples of how students and student debtors are rising up. The protests of young people and students is now a worldwide phenomenon.

This ain't going away! We're onto the schemes and understand how neoliberalism has turned millions of us into permanent debtors. The time has come for this to end. The time is now.


Anonymous said...

Re: The Return of Debtor's Prison in the US. Are student Loan Debtors next?

Paul said...

Good stuff! This is what we have been waiting for, and working toward. Let's all keep it up.