Secessionist leader Pauline Marois, during the height of the occupy fad, joined Montreal’s “carres rouges” (red square) protests which were loosely based around a call for socialized university tuition fees. The protests were well attended - popular among French language University campuses and with Quebec trade unionists (the traditional composite base of Marois’ party) . The Carres Rouges movement directly helped oust the Liberal Government led by “Captain Canada” Jean Charest and returned the separatist party to power where, upon taking office, they did nothing in regard to tuition but set to play the game of ethnic nationalism for real. Marois transformed her Carres Rouges stand into the “Charter of Quebec Values”, a law meant to enforce secularism in public work spaces but, more importantly, to activate and inflame anti-immigrant and anti-French sentiment in the all-important 80% of the electorate. Poised to win a outright majority, Marois further rewarded the legacy of Carres Rouges by taking on Pierre Karl Peladeau, a billionaire union-buster, as a “star candidate” to help take the fight to all those who are not truly Quebecois.
Secondhand book-shopping goodies. This early edition of Sylvia Plath’s hospital-set classic “The Tulips”.
"I hope these shrubs are vegan". I’m dying.. haha
Bill Moyers as Juggalo.
The vibrancy of the city captured in this amazing poster!
I think I may have invented a Spanish word that will help society immensely. You know when you’re eating Doritos and you get that bright orange dust around your mouth and it’s kind of like a Doritos beard? Well, if “barba” is “beard”, then this would be “Barbaritos”, right?
Nostalgia is a peculiar concession to love.