rabble's Special Correspondent on the Student Strike pops in to say hello...
My name is Ethan Cox, and I'm rabble's Special Correspondent on the Student Strike. I used to spend a great deal of time on babble many years ago under the handle of Socrates, but I've been away from the board for quite some time now. Although I have been known to lurk from time to time ;)
I wanted to reintroduce myself, and also offer to do my best to answer any questions babblers may have about Quebec politics and the student strike come social movement which has been gripping this province.
Apart from my position with rabble i also do some work for LeadNow, and am writing a book on austerity for Between the Lines Press, which should be out next year.
I spent years as a student union exec and councillor at Dawson College and Concordia University here in Montreal, leading a two year struggle to accredit the Dawson Student Union against ferocious resistance from the administration.
I've worked as a union organizer with the Public Service Alliance of Canada, and was a member of NDP Quebec central office staff during the 2011 election. I was also Quebec Director and Communications Advisor on Brian Topp's NDP leadership campaign.
I believe that there is a role for electoral politics AND activism when it comes to changing the world, and I like to dabble in both.
I do most of my interacting on twitter these days, where you can follow me @EthanCoxMTL, but I'll try to stop by babble more often and throw my two cents in from time to time.
As I said, if you have any questions about the situation in Quebec, or my articles, feel free to ask.
I know babble to contain a virtual smorgasbord of the best and brightest activists and thinkers this country has to offer, and I'm very much looking forward to interacting with you all :)
Oh, and you can view the archive of my rabble articles here