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Generation rising the time of the Québec Student Spring

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  • Auteur: Katz, Shawn
    Contributor: Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association

    In 2011, proclaiming the need for austerity, Québec's governing Liberal Party announced a draconian increase in tuition fees. Enraged that the government would destroy a legacy of public education, so hard won during the 1960s Quiet Revolution -- a legacy from which they themselves had reaped benefits -- the youth of Québec took to the streets in a student strike under the banner of the carrés rouges. They fought not merely for education, but for the future: a future they watch being destroyed by the unrelenting march of capitalism, intent on the merciless exploitation of citizens and natural resources. Generation Rising is the story of the most important mass mobilization in Québec's (and Canada's) history. It is the story of six months of brutalization of youth by the police forces of the capitalist class, as the students went toe-to-toe against the corrupt and autocratic elite in an effort to construct a horizontal, participative and grassroots democracy.

    Éditeur original: Halifax, NS, Fernwood Publishing
    Langue(s): English
    ISBN: 9781552667583
    Collection(s)/Series: Atlantic Canadian