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Quebec Student Movement and Combative Unionism > Vancouver

TOUR STOP: Maritime Labour Centre

- 9:30pm
Wednesday September 26 2012

Venue: Maritime Labour Centre
Address: 1880 Triumph Street Vancouver, BC V5L 4C3
Cost: FREE (open to the public)
Accessibility: Yes, it is wheelchair accessible.

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Cross-Canada TOUR on
The History of the Quebec Student Movement
& Combative Unionism


The purpose of the speaking tour is to give an in-depth look at why radical politics in Quebec have taken the shape of a rank and file, direct action based movement capable of posing a very real threat to the state and its capitalist proponents of education privatization.

But it also will show that the struggle in Quebec is not a special exception. All across the country students are facing rising tuition, fees and DEBT.

Time for a serious look at “combative unionism” and the strategies we can use to fight bad legislation and repression and student poverty.

This tour shows that that the roots of successful struggle lies in organizing along directly democratic lines, and building solidarity.

Tour Organized by:

Speaker bio:

Jerome Raza has been a student activist and organizer since 2004. After a year on the board of his local student union, he joined the executive board of ASSÉ on the eve of the 2005 general student strike against massive cuts to student financial aid. As the student strike coalition, CASSÉÉ, was formed, he was delegated to sit the its negociations committee that was mandated to present the strike movement's demands to the governement. After leaving official capacity in 2006, he joined the Montreal NEFAC collective which later became part of UCL. Since February he has been active in supporting the student mobilisation through various organizing roles, as well as being involved in his neighborhood's autonomous popular assembly borne out of the spontaneous pots & pans movement.

Organizer:Paul Finch

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