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In Montreal’s Streets, the Movement Continues

Published on August 29, 2012 by in Home

 This demonstration by students against the Charest government was billed as the largest electoral mobilization in Quebec’s history. Students are demonstrating to protest against a mortgaged future–one without a clear vision of a better Quebec. By Ethan Cox Rabble.ca /truth-out   If there was any confusion over whether the suspension of strikes at most schools signaled

 
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Five reasons why you should support a move to low tuition fees in Canada

Published on June 7, 2012 by in Home

by Iglika Ivanova Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives   Much of the media coverage of the Quebec student protests has dismissed the protestors as spoiled children trying to protect their unfair privilege (Quebec has the lowest tuition fees in the country). The vast majority of today’s university students do in fact come from relatively well-off

 
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Quebec’s conflict of contrasting social visions

Published on June 6, 2012 by in Home

What began as a protest over tuition hikes has now become a standoff over a much deeper political discord in Quebec.     Stefan Christoff Al Jazeera     Montreal, Canada – A mass student strike in Quebec over rising university tuition fees is quickly turning into a major social movement and a real challenge

 
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Bryan: Economic threats loom in Quebec, against backdrop of student protests

Published on June 5, 2012 by in Home

By Jay Bryan Postmedia News   MONTREAL — The outlook for Quebec, which already struggles with one of the Canada’s weaker job markets, seems likely to darken further. In the short run, the growing evidence of damage to Montreal’s Grand Prix, the Just For Laughs comedy festival and other big tourist attractions doesn’t bode well

 
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‘Biggest Act of Civil Disobedience in Canadian History’

Published on June 5, 2012 by in Home

Marchers defy Bill 78; Neighborhoods fill with sound of banging pots and pans   – Common Dreams staff That’s how yesterday’s Montreal protest is being described today [May23,2012]. Hundreds of thousands red-shirted demonstrators defied Quebec’s new “anti-protest” law and marched through the streets of downtown Montreal filling the city with “rivers of red.” Tuesday marked

 
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Protests shine spotlight on skewed priorities

Published on June 2, 2012 by in Home

By David Suzuki David Suzuki Foundation   When I heard about the student protests in Montreal, I swallowed the line that Quebec’s pampered youth pay lower fees than those in other parts of Canada but aren’t aware that education costs money. And then I went to Quebec. There, I heard a different story. After weeks

 
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Tweeting in Handcuffs: Covering the Montreal Protests

Published on May 31, 2012 by in Home

New media stepped up, police cracked down, the hunger for headlines persists.   By Justin Ling, J-Source Ivory tower self-indulgence for the fifth estate has rarely been as important in Canada as it has been these past few weeks. Journalists have faced routine hardships on the streets of Montreal. From the outright abuse suffered by the CUTV

 
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Montreal protesters march in peaceful defiance

Published on May 27, 2012 by in Home

Thousands join student movement due to concerns about Bill 78   CBC News   The clanging of pots and pans sounded throughout Montreal’s downtown core Saturday night and into early Sunday morning, as thousands of protesters marched on in peaceful — but loud — defiance of Bill 78. The nightly student protests have expanded to

 
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It starts in Quebec: Our revolution of love, hope and community

Published on May 27, 2012 by in Home

By Ethan Cox rabble.ca …As this movement goes on, and grows by leaps and bounds, it is increasingly clear that it is not a movement of anger, of rage or of hate. It is a movement of love, of community and of hope. People who would be alone in their houses watching TV take to

 
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From the Chilean Winter to the Maple Spring Solidarity: the Student Movements in Chile and Québec

Published on May 26, 2012 by in Home

By Andrew Gavin Marshall Andrew Gavin Marshall’s Blog On the night of May 16, thousands of Montréal students and supporters took to the streets for the 23rd consecutive night of protests, this time spurred on by the Government of Québec’s announcement that it would legislate an end to the 14-week student strike which has gripped

 
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Quebec Student Protests Go International With New York Times Op-Ed, Putin Government Criticism

Published on May 25, 2012 by in Home

By Lauren Strapagiel The Huffington Post Canada It has now been 102 days since the Quebec student strike began, and the province’s turmoil is spilling across borders as protest supporters take their strife international. In this morning’s New York Times, an op-ed implores our American neighbours to take note of what’s happening across their northern

 
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CLANG OF UNREST RINGS LOUDER AND LOUDER

Published on May 25, 2012 by in Home

Headlines http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/     Pot, Pans Banged Across Quebec.. More Arrested In 1 Night Than ENTIRE October Crisis.. New York Times Op-Ed Bashes Charest.. 2,500 ARRESTS ON THE BLOG: No, It’s NOT Just About Tuition.. Hey Canada! It’s About Abuse Of Basic Democratic Rights.. To Police, People Are Cattle.. Keep Your Protests In Quebec.. FULL

 
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Hundreds at Vancouver rally to support Quebec students

Published on May 25, 2012 by in Home

Katie Hyslop TheTyee.ca   Over 200 people stood in solidarity–and in the rain–with Quebec students at a rally outside the Vancouver Art Gallery today. A mix of old and young, students and non-students, it was one of four protests taking place across the country, which one organizer dubbed “the largest civil disobedience ever in Canada.”

 
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As Anti-Protest Law Attempts to Stifle Dissent, 400 Students in Quebec Arrested in Mass March

Published on May 25, 2012 by in Home

By Yana Kunichoff Truthout   In the most recent escalation in the battle between a Quebecoise government pushing tuition hikes and striking Canadian students, at least three cities saw mass arrests at demonstrations against a newly minted anti-protest law that activists are calling “absurd.” The “biggest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history,” as some

 
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High-profile supporters embolden Quebec protesters

Published on May 21, 2012 by in Home

The Canadian Press   MONTREAL — Quebec’s student protests took a dark, angry turn over the weekend following the introduction of an emergency law aimed at restoring order in the province, while the movement gained a number of high-profile supporters on the international stage. For the second night in a row, police clashed with protesters

 
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