Letter from Beirut

Students on warpath

Print edition : May 02, 2014

Students of American University of Beirut staging a protest against an increase in tuition fees. Photo: Photograph: Vijay Prashad

The sleep-in protest near the main building of the university. Photo: Photograph: Vijay Prashad

Striking students at the AUB. Their action resembles what students are doing across continents.

With the weight of education debt pressing down on them, students across the world have begun to register their dismay at the way education has increasingly become a commodity and not a social good.
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