Protesters Expand Focus of Tuition Fight
Yelling, “Fuck the police!,” and, “Don’t fuck with our education!,” a group of radical anti-tuition protesters made their way through Montreal’s downtown campuses on Feb. 2.
Occupy Montreal and the Homelessness Question
If nothing else, Occupy Montreal brought in a diverse crowd. From its origin on the Oct. 15 Global Day of Action up until the ultimate eviction two months later, people from almost all walks of life congregated in Victoria Square. Unionized workers, hippies, temporary refugees from the upper-middle class, pensioners, street kids from Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, anarcho-punks, suburbanites from the West Island or South Shore, Mile-End hipsters—and even some yuppies. The general assemblies were well-attended. Musicians played to their hearts’ content.
Concordia Provost and CSU President Butt Heads Over Strike
A proposed strike against tuition hikes by the Concordia Student Union is being met with unbending resilience from the Concordia administration.
Dr. Mads Gilbert speaks at Concordia
The people of Gaza need help from the international community, rather than pity, said Dr. Mads Gilbert at Concordia on Feb. 1.
Next BoG Meeting to Be Filmed by Student Gov., Protesters
In the wake of Concordia’s Board of Governors’ refusal to broadcast its own meetings, student-governor A.J. West decided to take matters into his own hands—quite literally.
Students May Have to Vote on CKUT and QPIRG’s Fate Again
McGill’s radio station, CKUT, and the McGill-operated Quebec Public Interest Research Group might be fighting for their lives after a student-wide referendum keeping them afloat has been rendered inadequate by the university’s administration.
Students Deliver Home-Cooked Meals to Classmates
“If you’re a student and you work [for] minimum wage, you’re on a very tight budget,” said kitchen manager Marco Carbone. “We make it easy. We provide hearty, healthy meals that we deliver to your home at a very reasonable cost. It’s win-win for everyone.”
Prize-Winning Journalist Talks Occupy Montreal
The former New York Times journalist and author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning and Death of the Liberal Class said that the consequences of climate change leave the world very little time to fight against a corporate state that is “hollowing out the [United States] from the inside.”
Agreement to Reconcile Differences Embraced by All Parties
“We discussed it [and decided] the best course of action was to have a conversation and really lay it on the table, share our grievances and ask our questions,” said Arts and Science Federation of Associations President Alex Gordon, who co-organized the petition with former CSU councillor Tomer Shavit and Commerce and Administration Students’ Association President Marianna Luciano.
Panel Discussion Takes Aim at Lack of Women in Media
Another study from McMaster University found men were writing 90 per cent of all commentary on politics, national affairs and economics in 2009.