[Marxism] Spreading the Maple Spring: Lessons from Quebec's Student Strike
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Mon Oct 1 08:17:29 MDT 2012
Spreading the Maple Spring: Lessons from Quebec's Student Strike
A cross-Canada speaking tour, featuring:
-Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, former spokesperson for CLASSE
-Cloé Zawadzki-Turcotte, a former member of CLASSE's executive and a key
organizer behind the strike
-Ethan Cox, rabble.ca's Quebec correspondent and a former student organizer
Fighting for Education and Against Austerity Together
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, along with CLASSE representative Cloé
Zawadzki-Turcotte and rabble.ca Quebec correspondent Ethan Cox, are
currently on a speaking tour, seven cities over seven days, with events
in London, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Victoria and Vancouver.
"The longest student strike in Canadian history ended with the
resignation of two education ministers, the defeat of a sitting Premier
and his government, and the repeal of both the tuition hikes and Law 12,
which many have argued violated basic civil liberties," said Cox.
"This tour is about telling the story of what happened in Quebec this
year, and inspiring people across the country to stand up to austerity."
"When people stand together for what they believe in, there is no limit
to what they can accomplish," said Nadeau-Dubois. "We hope that the
historic victory of the Quebec student movement will inspire people
across Canada to resist neo-liberal governments and fight for a society
which puts people first."
For CLASSE, the largest of the student unions involved in the Quebec
student strike, this victory is merely the start of the next fight. And
that fight is against austerity, in all its forms. More importantly,
that fight is to not only oppose assaults on our social welfare, but to
build a better society.
National tour sponsors: rabble.ca, CEP, LeadNow.ca
Thanks to additional tour sponsors and endorsers, including PSAC Prairie
Region, Ryerson Social Justice Week.
Schedule this week:
Oct. 1: York University Student Centre. 2pm Room 313.
Oct. 1: Ryerson University. 6:30pm Opening Night of Social Justice Week:
Student Struggles Around the World. 55 Dundas St West.
Oct. 2: Saskatoon. 12:30pm University of Saskatchewan, Room 299 - Murray
(Main Library) Building.
Oct. 2: Regina. 7:30pm, RIC 119, University of Regina,
Oct. 3: Winnipeg. 7:00pm University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave. - Room
Oct. 4: Victoria. 7:00pm University of Victoria. Room A120, Social
Sciences and Math Building. Local sponsors: UVIC Social Justice Studies,
Oct. 5: Vancouver. 7:00pm W2 Media Cafe, 111 W. Hastings.
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