- Wednesday, 25 April 2012
- Joel Bergman
As this article goes to print, the Quebec student strike is in its 11th week. All of the efforts by the Jean Charest government to derail and divide the student movement have so far failed, and generally have served to further ignite the flame and spread the indignation to the rest of the population. The vitriolic media campaign unleashed over the supposed “violence” of the students has failed; meanwhile, the government refuses to condemn the brutality and mass indiscriminate arrests by the police forces. The student strike has not been crushed nor has it fizzled out as hoped. In fact, it has only grown larger as another 11,000 students have recently voted to join the unlimited strike.