Harmony Goldberg

Red Squares Everywhere

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A simple red square of fabric, pinned to a T-shirt or jacket, is the symbol of a movement that has taken over a Canadian province. It comes from the French—“carrément dans le rouge,” or “squarely in the red”—an emblem of the debt that students in Quebec carry as the cost of higher education rises. But that red square has inspired activists from Brooklyn to Brazil—and like the movement it represents, it has come to signify more than just a tuition fight.

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