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Student strike against tuition fees hike

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Catchfire
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McGill Arts undergrads last evening voted 55% against joining the strike.

That's the McGill I know and love. A fearless fortress against solidarity and justice in the heart of downtown Montreal. No man, it's an island!

Also: love the eye patch!


Unionist
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I can hardly wait - 220,000 will be on strike Thursday - and the demonstration!

 


Unionist
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Well done, Concordia students!

Street Party on Maisonneuve: Police said "go" but peaceful party continued

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A couple hundred Concordia students gathered on de Maisonneuve Blvd. outside the Hall Building in a flash mob that blocked traffic during rush hour on March 20.

The road had been blocked since earlier in the morning as groups of students occupied the street while singing, dancing, holding workshops and discussion groups.

“The police have pretty much been here all day. I don’t think that anyone really called them in so much as they just finally got fed up,” said CSU VP External Chad Walcott. “They want us to go because this is a main artery of the city and it’s rush hour. Our answer is no.”


epaulo13
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Protest First Aid


Playing Safe with the Riots Cops

Getting hit with pepper spray or tear gas is a miserable experience. But it won’t kill you.

Follow The Link‘s advice and, as The Gazette‘s Karen Seidman put it, you’ll be back to disrupting the lives of Quebecers faster than you can say ‘fair share.’

Pepper Spray

It would be a small miracle if you’ve managed to get through the past few months of student protests without being pepper sprayed. The city is covered in such a thick layer of the stuff that on most days you could probably season a pretty decent jambalaya just by opening your kitchen window.....

http://thelinknewspaper.ca/article/2860


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High school students urged to join tuition protest

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Suanne Stein Day is the chairperson of the [Lester B. Pearson School Board - English language board]. She tells CJAD that they heard through parents and staff  with kids in their schools that protest organizers are using Facebook to reach high school kids.

"There were some suggestions that buses would be sent to the schools to pick up students who want to attend. We don't have confirmation of that but we decided that a precautionary note to parents was in order."

The English Montreal School Board is also taking preventive action. Michael Cohen, official at the board, says a note has been sent to the principals at all of their high schools about the situation and to be aware of any unexplained absences.

"Students should be aware that Thursday is a regular day of school and that any striking will be unacceptable," Cohen says.

Tsk tsk tsk!!

 

 


Bärlüer
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Students in a number of high schools (at least five of them [schools, not students...], quite possibly more now) have voted on a one-day strike to participate in tomorrow's demonstration (which should be epic!)

The first video on this page shows a significant number of students in a Gatineau high school who participated in a demonstration despite the threats of disciplinary action brandished by the school.

Elsewhere at the high school level, information kiosks have been banned, a student has been suspended for one day for having distributed red squares (!), some schools have prohibited students from wearing them. Other schools/school boards seem to behave less hysterically: the representative from the Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys, to which the Paul-Gérin-Lajoie school in Outremont (the first one to vote on a one-day strike) belongs, sounds relatively sensible in the Devoir piece linked above.


Bärlüer
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At the university level: Concordia University and Université de Montréal will be closed tomorrow.


Bärlüer
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This is pretty sweet: more than 300 advertising posters around the city have been replaced/covered with strike posters.

ETA: oh, and there was also this "redecoration" of the Place Jacques-Cartier in Old Montreal that happened (last night?):


Bärlüer
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There are currently 239 907 students on strike.

Tomorrow, the count will reach 303 308.



Catchfire
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Those two 'redecoration" actions are amazing, Bärüler. Thanks for sharing.


Unionist
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Let's get a new thread started here.

Can hardly wait for tomorrow...


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