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Student Strike, Social Struggle #11

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Freedom 55
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Haha, yes, there's that CLAC too. Same acronym, very different politics.


Boom Boom
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He (Gabriel) probably has the support of these folks:


Bärlüer
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Freedom 55 wrote:

Although, Sun News hilariously confused them with CLAQ, la Confrérie de la Librairie Ancienne 

du Québec.

Sun News wrote:

Federal spies are in Quebec to gather intelligence on subversive groups suspected of infiltrating student demonstrations to instigate violence, QMI Agency has learned.

[...]

Also of interest, sources said, are three communist groups - the Revolutionary Communist Party (PCR-RCP), the CLAQ (Confrerie de la librairie ancienne du Quebec), and the Union Communiste Libertaire.

They're not kidding around, those librarians. I hear they have at their disposal dangerous chemicals for the "preservation" of "books".


Unionist
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Boom Boom wrote:

He (Gabriel) probably has the support of these folks:

The government was not very happy about this demo of 500 lawyers. One of the organizers works for the SAAQ (the government auto insurance agency). Yesterday, Liberal transportation minister Pierre Moreau (also a lawyer) had a public tantrum, in which he declared that his colleague should be "severely sanctioned" for his "disloyalty" to the employer - he mentioned that the sanction could be anything from a verbal reprimand to dismissal.

Isn't this how desperate regimes behave just before the people put them out of their misery?

Source.

 


6079_Smith_W
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Unionist wrote:

Yesterday, Liberal transportation minister Pierre Moreau (also a lawyer) had a public tantrum, in which he declared that his colleague should be "severely sanctioned" for his "disloyalty" to the employer - he mentioned that the sanction could be anything from a verbal reprimand to dismissal.

Wow. That's a bit of a gaffe. I mean we all know they think they own the law, but they aren't supposed to come out and say it openly. 

Pay no attention to the man behind that curtain!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZR64EF3OpA


NDPP
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'Financial Dictators Rule US, Canada: Analyst (and vid)

http://presstv.com/detail/2012/05/30/243817/canada-governmet-control-plu...

"Canadians have turned their initial tuition hike protests into a much broader protest movement with assorted demands ranging from economic demands to environmental and humanitarian issues. Panelists Edward Corrigan, Michel Chussodovsky, Enayatullah Andrabi


kropotkin1951
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Why is it that Press TV is the only news channel I try to watch that does not stream properly. It pauses and jerks and makes one want to turn it off.  Why is that does anyone know?


Unionist
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kropotkin1951 wrote:

Why is it that Press TV is the only news channel I try to watch that does not stream properly. It pauses and jerks and makes one want to turn it off.  Why is that does anyone know?

It worked fine for me. Although in this case, I must confess to some skepticism when the announcer stated that an independent Québec was at the centre of the current movement. I also see little value in sourcing an Iranian interview with three non-Québec personalities if one wishes to gain an understanding of the movement. But that's just me.

 

 


NDPP
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Sabotage should not be ruled out. I'm sure that those who infect Iran with Stuxnet and Flame can and probably do tricks with Press TV as well.


kropotkin1951
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I just wonder if my corporate internet provider is somehow involved. You are right Unionist that Press TV is not a reliable source on most things.  Like the CBC though if you pick through the propaganda you can find some relevant facts. I more wanted to see what the people of Iran are being told about the events rather than looking at it for a good analysis.


NDPP
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kropotkin1951 wrote:

 Like the CBC though if you pick through the propaganda you can find some relevant facts.

NDPP

This is a good rule of thumb for ALL media.


Unionist
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Anticipating the use of closure, I've opened the next thread here.

 


love is free
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change is possible, for sure.  i'm pretty confident too that gnd knows his history.  as our friends across the arabian/persian gulf remind us:

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/05/2012529121533793470.html

Access to education was central to the Quebecois struggle, a series of mass protests in 1969 called operation McGill francais forced McGill University to provide courses and administrative access in French, after thousands converged at McGill's symbolic gates in mass protests that involved confrontations with Montreal police. Social unrest also lead to the creation of Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM) in 1969, a government response to striking students and growing popular demands for broader access to French language university studies, today UQAM is a key hub to the current student strike movement.

During this era in Quebec calls to abolish tuition fees began to ring out on the streets, a mass student strike in 1974 and again in 1978 saw hundreds of thousands of students striking in a standoff with the government over tuition fees, students lost that battle for an end to tuition but won major hikes in student loans and bursaries programs.

 


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