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Casseroles: Vancouver

Inspired by Jeremie Battaglia's gorgeous Montreal film, Vancouver answers the Quebec student movement with a pots and pans revolt of our own on May 30, 2012. There is a beauty that emerges when we learn and inspire each other, just as Quebec has done for the rest of Canada. When we speak to each other instead of through governments or the mainstream media. Here in Vancouver, we discovered what it means to make music together in the streets, in the rain, and you can see it on our faces. It is magic.

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Quebec government steps up police repression as student movement seeks to broaden struggle

This promises to be a familiar scene this summer in Montreal. (Photo: fatseth / flickr)

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The opening salvo in a promised, summer of protest by Quebec's student movement was delivered at the annual, Montreal Grand Prix auto race and surrounding festivities from June 7 to 10. Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of students and their allies used the high-profile event to press demands for a freeze in post-secondary tuition fees and an end to police and state repression.

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Redeye

Exposing the agenda of the Charest government

June 13, 2012
| When student protests first erupted in Quebec, we were told it was all about tuition fees. But as nightly demonstrations continue, it has become clear that students are fighting something bigger.
Length: 18:00
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#CityTalk: Talking transit

June 8, 2012
| This week's #CityTalk focuses on public transit with American transit guru Gabe Klein and an interview with Montreal writer and public transit enthusiast Taras Grescoe, author of "Straphanger."
Length: 33:55

Mayhem In Montreal: A unique look from the frontlines of Quebec's student movement

A unique look from the front lines in the Quebec student movement and bill 78 demonstrations. This shows two nights of our attempt to peacefully assemble on the streets of Montreal, and how the police used force and aggressive tactics to squash dissent.

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Jason Bajada's song for Montreal: The sound your life makes

Never have I seen Montreal so beautifully together. People, young and old, march and protest the recent student tuition hike & bill 78 peacefully with their pots & pans every night at 8pm. Smiles are contagious and the city vibrates to the clanking as multiple neighbourhoods gather in the streets, uniting in one giant celebration.
This is the sound Montreal makes!

 

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| May 27, 2012

To the streets! Montrealers tell Charest NO to Loi 78 and tuition hikes

rabble contributor Bill Clennett shares a taste of what the Montreal protests against Charest government's Loi 78 and proposed tuition increases are like.  Recorded on the evening of May 24th, the video presents two of the demos: beginning with one of the local community actions in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood and from there to a major night time demo that brought thousands of people on the streets of downtown Montreal, and from there proceeded throughout the city for about four hours.

 

 

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Video: Casseroles -- Montreal May 24

For more than 100 days, Quebec students have been protesting a rise in tuition fees. With the imposition of Loi 78, limiting the rights to protest, Quebecers en masse have been joining them in the streets -- with pots and pans. 

Every evening at 8:00 p.m. people meet in the street with their pots and pans and make all the noise they can in protest. Music thanks to the band Avec pas d'casque and their record label Grosse Boîte

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INTUITION #1 -- Avec pas d'casque
© Grosse Boîte
Bandcamp: avecpasdcasque.bandcamp.com/album/astronomie

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Street Cred

A conversation with the Conversationalist

May 25, 2012
| A conversation with globe-trotting conversationalist, Daniel Baylis, about his year-long travel experience.
Length: 22:10
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