Articles Tagged ‘Quebec’

  • Québécois solidarity with Greece


    Will the hardline neoliberalism advocated by the new empire dare to show itself more human, more understanding toward Greece, if only out of fear of pushing it into the arms of Putin? Or will Syriza put enough water in its wine to lose its soul, and quite probably the next elections?”

  • Fighting austerity in Québec is tied to Canada and colonialism

    Social Movements

    Cracks in the fatality of austerity are quickly spreading outward on the streets in Montréal. Thousands and thousands are actively joining a growing grassroots protest movement that is bold, broad and powerful.

  • Quebec’s long struggle to build a democratic left party


    Paul Cliche presents his analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of each of these experiences, and discusses in particular detail the lengthy process that led to the founding of Québec solidaire, which currently has three members elected to the Quebec National Assembly.

  • Cacouna, Couillard and the Ties that Bind


    It’s an evening like any other. The first item on the Téléjournal is about the controversial Cacouna oil port project. The journalist speaks to citizens in favour of and opposed to the project. Then the spokesperson for TransCanada, the project’s sponsor, appears onscreen.

  • Demilitarize McGill

    Social Movements

    Universities are not just sites of knowledge production and job-market preparation, they also play host to the development of bombs and UAV simulation software, and the use of secluded drone hangars. Demilitarize McGill is a group working to end these activities at McGill.

  • Listen to Chomsky’s Montréal discussion period

    Listen to the discussion period from Noam Chomsky’s Montréal lecture in Oct. 2013, a discussion that touches upon the reality of growing police repression in Montréal under the municipal law P-6 that bans free protest, to a clear denunciation of the pending Quebec secularist charter.

  • Chileans for Free Education


    The “Maple Spring” in Québec emerged very much in parallel with what has been dubbed the “Chilean Winter,” temporally speaking. It continues today. How is the Chilean movement able to organize and orchestrate such pressure on the state on a national, and not just provincial, scale?

  • The Lac Megantic Rail Disaster

    In recent years, some residents of Lac Megantic have repeatedly put forward the view that the operation of the former CPR mainline linking Montreal with St. John New Brunswick through the center of the town is unsafe.

    Until July 6th of this year, it would appear that this view was mistaken, at least in the eyes of the business and political communities. Both chose to dismiss the claim as ill informed.

  • Why are Canada’s Trains Vulnerable? Good Old Capitalist Cost-Cutting

    The fireball in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, flashed around the world last week as a very hot news item. Amidst all the apportioning of blame our sober attention must also turn to what this appalling incident tells us about the dark side of competitive markets, and the complicity of governments committed to facilitating their spread around the world.

  • Paul Rose’s tortuous path in search of Quebec liberation

    Paul Rose, Quebec sovereigntist and socialist, died March 14 in Montréal, following a stroke. He was 69. Notorious for his participation in the 1970 kidnapping and death of a Quebec cabinet minister, for which he spent 13 years in prison, Rose went on to become a trade union activist, the leader of the Parti pour la démocratie socialiste (PDS) — formerly the Quebec wing of the New Democratic Party — and most recently a founder of the Union des forces progressistes (UFP), which became today’s Québec solidaire.

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