For students unable to attend the Montreal Student Movement Convention from June 19-22 at L’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), the below is a quick report back of what took place. There were about 150 students from across the U.S. and Canada who attended the convention, as well as a few international students from Hong Kong …
Kinetic typography of an excellent speech by Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, spokesperson for CLASSE (Quebec student union). Made by Tim Powell, Concordia University
Université de Montréal Retreats from Providing Classes — The Montreal Gazette, 4/19/12 Crisis at UQO as Riot Police Enforce Injunction — SSMU, Tuition Truth, 4/18/12 Students Block Highway 40 in Montreal — The Huffington Post, 3/14/12
Described as one of the largest demonstrations in recent memory, the massive Maple Spring student protest against the proposed tuition fee increases was a peaceful and festive event.
Quebec Student Unions: History, Structure, & Strategy — Simon Gosselin, François Carbonneau, Richard Huot, and Caroline Bourbonnais came to the 2009 Students for a Democratic Society Northeast Convention to speak about radical student unionism in Québec. http://www.newsds.org
History of student strikes from students at Dawson College in Quebec, Canada.
The Coalition Large de l’Association pour une Solidarite Syndicale Etudiante (CLASSE) is a temporaty national student organization that includes, across Quebec, more than 169,800 members in over 180 student unions from both colleges and universities. Website: CLASSE Stop the Hike Campaign
Three students discuss the role of direct democracy and political demands in building a massive movement. More news stories at http://therealnews.com