Thursday, 14. June 2012
Pain for Spain While Quebec’s a Wreck
The International Economic Forum of the Americas is taking place in Montreal, Quebec, where central bankers, private bankers, corporate executives, heads of universities, media barons and politicians are meeting to promote neoliberalism and austerity, to discuss policies that benefit the few at the expense of the many. The effects of these policies, implemented by these very same people and institutions, are seen in the immediate vicinity of Quebec, where austerity measures seek to increase tuition, spurring on Quebec’s ‘Maple Spring’ social movement, with protests launched against the Forum, and as far away as Spain, which just received a $125 billion bailout. The bailout will benefit the banks, and thus, will punish the population through austerity measures.
The world is in an accelerated state of class warfare waged by the super rich against the rest. The major mechanism is through austerity. At the same time, people everywhere are beginning to organize, to protest, to agitate and resist. So whether experiencing the pain in Spain, or seeing the wreck in Quebec, the few benefit at the expense of the many… but the many are beginning to notice.
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