The social unrest roiling Quebec is colour-coded red. One cannot miss the hundreds of thousands of people with cloth of the colour pinned to their coats and satchels; the stickers pasted on street poles and storefront mannequins; and the sheets fluttering from balconies and windows. The red squares – punning visually on a French expression to be squarely in the red, or in debt – are a gesture of solidarity with university and college students on a massive general strike against government tuition fee hikes.
Journal of the Democratic Revolution
Vol. 2, No. 3: Democracy against Empire
"To the demands for withdrawal from Iraq and an end to imperialism, it is necessary to add the demand for a democratized defense." In this issue: The good news about Iraq Veterans Against the War; a democratic first: Costa Rica's national referendum on trade policy; how empire destroyed the American system of defense; the 2008 federal elections; discussions with the Rev. Lennox Yearwood, George Friday, Cynthia McKinney, Stacy Bannerman, Paul Buhle, and Glen Ford; poetry by Brandon Lacy Campos; Joseph Lindstrom on being "Over There" in the internet era; and more!