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NYC students have faced rising student debt for far too long. The strike in Quebec symbolizes a struggle for a system that provides everyone equal opportunity to achieve their full potential. Debt is slavery and education is the liberation that will help us win all our struggles. It is…
“Mic Check! / Mic Check /Do you know the story of our friend Jack? / How he was intentionally run over by the Chicago police last night? / How his comrades formed a ring around him after the assault? / How they overcame fear in the face of state violence? / How they showed the spontaneous beauty of affinity? /
We are here at XXXX standing together / in a ring of solidarity / with our comrades in Chicago, / in Montreal, / in Frankfurt /and across the world / as they rise against opression, inequality and injustice. /
We are all Chicago, / we are thousands in the streets! / We will not be terrorized into silence / as we protest the illegitimate power / of financial and military elites / from the G-8 and NATO. /
Mic Check! / We are all Montreal, / we are thousands in the streets! /we refuse the draconian emergecy law / invoked by the government; / we will continue to rise up / and strike against tuition-hikes. / Free education is a right!
Mic Check! / We are all Frankfurt, / we are thousands in the streets! /We stand against the globalization of austerity /and the punishment of the people / for the crimes of the bankers. / Another world is possible, / and she is on her way!
The 1% uses the police, /the military, / and the media / to prop up a collapsing system. / We have our voices, / our bodies / and our hearts. /We are here, / we are everywhere, / we are not afraid!”—the 99%
Photo: C.S. Muncy “Occupy” movement participants and an array of protest groups are among those gathering in Chicago this wekeend to demonstrate outside the NATO summit. Sunday, protesters are ramping up for the largest demonstration of the weekend. So are police and Homeland Security agents. Today, thousands of demonstrators are marching to the convention center […]
If you are in Chicago, feel free to send us an account on what you’re doing or what you saw. The truth behind any story is shared by the many who lived it, not by PR spokespersons or political pundits—don’t let mainstream media fool you!