must-watch video: johann hari on why protest matters

Students at the University College London are - right now - engaged in a sit-in to protest the massive tuition increases announced by the UK government. Tuition will double and, in some cases, triple, as part of the government's overall program to force working people to pay for debts they had no hand in causing.

Journalist Johann Hari stopped by to address the protesting students. Here's what he had to say about the unforeseen effects of protest.

I would only disagree with one point: in my view, public protest against the war in Vietnam was not a failure. It ended the war. Likewise, protest is the only thing that will stop these wars and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Many thanks to longtime wmtc reader deang for sending the video!

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