Tag Archives: social movements
by Petar Jandric and Henry A. Giroux Posted here is the final section of the interview. For the whole interview follow the link on the bottom of the page. Towards a pedagogy of the precariat Petar Jandric: As a common … Continue reading →
On June 26, 2012, 31-year-old activist and community organizer Alex Hundert was sentenced to 13.5 months in prison, having been accused and arrested by police on charges of conspiracy prior to the G20 protests in 2010. Zach Ruiter and Megan … Continue reading →
This past week marked the deadline to file legal claims against actions taken during G20 protests in Toronto. This event has the largest arrest record in Canada’s history—police brutality and misconduct ran rampant during the summit in 2010, and tactics … Continue reading →
Zach Ruiter of the Toronto Media Co-op has created this video exploring the tensions perceived in Ontario student organizations as some struggle to create a solidarity movement with the Quebec strike. The structure of the student organizations themselves are called into question, the need for a solidarity strike is debated, and the difficulties in coordinating the various smaller movements are explored. These tensions are ones that must be addressed if a solidarity movement is to take place in Ontario.
The Toronto Media Co-op has posted this excellent video report by Zach Ruiter about the May Day march organized by the Quebec student movement. The video asks important questions about what it means to live in a society that denies young people affordable education and brutalizes them for engaging in democratic expression. Such a movement also gives us an opportunity to witness an emerging political culture in Quebec that engages the public and holds elected governments accountable to “change government policies towards more social justice, sustainable government, cultural autonomy.”
Quebec Students Ignite the Popular Imagination Stefan Christoff chronicles the progress of student protests in Montréal, Québec as the movement grows. Students on strike initiated the demonstration to protest the rapidly increasing cost of tuition, but the movement now incorporates diverse … Continue reading →
We, the students of the Cultural Studies and Critical Theory (CSCT) graduate program at McMaster University, stand in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of Quebec students currently on strike against the neoliberal assault on post-secondary education in their province. … Continue reading →
“Where You Live Shouldn’t Determine Whether You Live” Invisible Children is an activist group using digital media to make visible the abduction, torture, and military conscription of children in Central Africa. This incredible film is about the potential of youth … Continue reading →
On International Women’s Day 2012, it is worth pausing to reflect on the past and the future of feminist activism—especially in light of the clear and present danger being posed by the virulent antifeminism now permeating U.S. politics.
Defending Educators and Students as Public Intellectuals The growing popularity of neoliberal capitalist narratives coincides with a trend of perceiving and thinking of society through a strictly economic lens. This myopic narrowing of the social sphere entails a myriad … Continue reading →