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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 →
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.”