By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: The Montreal Police violated the rights of protesters during the 2012 student protests, says a new 47-page report based on 384 witness accounts. The report, called ”Testimonies of the Student Strike: Repression And Discrimination,” was compiled by ASSÉ, Quebec’s largest student federation, in association with the Quebec Human . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Montreal Police Violated Protesters’ Rights During Student Protests, Says Report
From the Que. student protests, which I don’t know what they’re even about anymore but who cares really? Awesome t-shirt…black on white like the whole issue is about metaphysics. Very aesthetic looking. Did Mitsou show up for this protest thing? Because I would think it would be her kind of thing. And why is . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Being A Quebecer Means Looking Sexxxy When The Cops Bust You
by L’Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (ASSÉ) | Jan 11, 2013 L’Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (ASSÉ), the Quebec student movement which prosecuted the hugely successful 2012 Quebec student protests against tuition hikes, has issued the following statement of solidarity with #IdleNoMore: Last year the streets of Quebec vibrated to the rhythm of . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Quebec students support Idle No More, the ‘Native Spring’ of 2013
Top: Camila Vallejo and Noam Titelman – also bottom left and right.
Like their counterparts in Chile and Quebec, students on US campuses have been seeking to organize to combat the growing burden of debt caused by student loans. Last week in New York and Boston they got a rare boost when . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Camila Vallejo and Noam Titelman: Chilean student leaders receive award in the U.S.
Jean Charest has been around forever. He’s the longest serving Quebec Premier since Maurice Duplesis, and has been PLQ leader for over 14 years. Older Quebecers no doubt remember him from his role on the “Non” campaign in 1995, and his time as a curly haired Cabinet Minister in the Brian Mulroney government. So . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: Quebec Votes
There were large rallies in Montreal and Quebec City June 22. Students and supporters demonstrated against fee hikes, against Bill-78 and held the banners of social and political activism high.
The term “student protest” needs to be revised to some extent because these protests now involve Quebeckers from all walks of life, as witnessed . . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: Quebec protests June 22: crisis far from over
* Montreal Pots And Pans Video of Protest Against Bill 78 Goes Viral
Today I’m posting an open letter that was shared on Facebook, written by Daniel Weinstock, a Quebecer to his “English-Canadian friends”, with permission to circulate it. It appears there were 518 people arrested during yesterday’s demonstrations. That’s more than were addressed during the 1970 FLQ crisis when Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau introduced the War Measures . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: An Open Letter To English Canadians: Why I Am Talking A Walk In Downtown Montreal
On May 18, in an effort to quell protest the National Assembly in Quebec passed Bill 78 – emergency legislation that includes a number of repressive measures. It’s an unwise move that is showing every sign of backfiring. Léo Bureau-Blouin, president of the association of junior colleges said “We deplore that the government chose . . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: 100th day of protest in Quebec: Charest’s tactics backfire
This is the first in a new (ir)regular installment summing up last week’s news headlines using a ‘remix’ style — a quirky restless glance into the wreckless feckless immediate past. (Inspired by Harpers Magazine’s ‘Scientific Summary’.)
Aerial photo of tsunami debris from Japan
US peacekeeping forces joined with Congolese army troops . . . → Read More: Art Threat: News Remix: March 15-22, 2012 – Bricolage of (some of) last week’s headlines