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This week we look at the student led mobilizations that have rocked the streets of Montreal and Quebec City. From large scale marches, to occupations of university buildings to direct actions, the spring 2015 coalition has re-energized radical organizing in so called Quebec.
RESPECT to the strike defenders at UQAM and their allies. It was a full-day battle today (April 8), from early morning till late night. I only observed first-hand the crescendo tonite, after the intervention of what was clearly over 100+ riot police, backed up by bike cops, at the Da Sève Building occupation. The resilience of UQAM resisters is inspiring.
Revolt is brewing across Québec and is spreading day by day. Already 66 student associations have voted a renewable strike. There are more and more night demos. Cégep du Vieux-Montréal and Université Laval are taking hold of their campuses and transforming them into political spaces. UQÀM was blockaded today [Monday, March 31, 2015]. Whereas Printemps 2012 took several weeks to really begin, Printemps 2015 has taken off in the space of a few days. The movement is re-starting right where 2012 was interrupted. The strike is underway.
This year, Insurgent Projections has the pleasure of organizing the very first Anarchist Film Festival in town May 23 and 24, during the Montréal Anarchist Bookfair. This is why we invite everyone to help us make festival succeed by participating. Submit your films of any length! We want pieces that are pertinent, original, independent, and linked either to struggles against oppression in any of its forms, or to the kinds of lives that rebel against it. These films need to be in line with the principles that we ourselves share with the Anarchist Bookfair
On the night of November 29, we snuck into the engineering department of McGill University and jammed the locks of the Aerospace Mechatronics Lab using superglue as a minimum gesture of solidarity with the survivors of the Israeli state's summer attack on Gaza, in which 800 drone strikes took place over the course of a 50 day period.
For several years, the St. Henri neighbourhood has been undergoing many changes: a walk along any part of rue Notre Dame will bring you face to face with the new foodie restaurants, high-end boutiques, art galleries, and ''drinkeries'' catering to the residents of all the canal-side condos, replacing the dollar stores and flea markets.