"A conflict between students and the government over a tuition increase has exploded into social revolt. Montreal, Quebec’s metropolis, is covered in red squares, the symbol of the striking students, which can be seen pinned lapels, draped over balconies, or glued to windows and public signs. The students have helped break the perception that there is no alternative to neoliberalism and broke the establishment’s stranglehold on public discourse" says Lazar Konforti.
Pragoti has regularly brought to its readers articles which expand the understanding of our contemporary world using Marxist methods. In the present article, Canadian academic and Marxist David Bedford, explores the reasons why Aboriginal politics has not allied itself with Marxist politics in Canada. He sees global parallels in this hesitation to ally with Marxist politics on the part of people who are variously termed aboriginal, tribal and primitive. It also addresses the issue of how Marxist political practice could deal with issues relating to culture in this context.