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What’s this strike about? Interview with UQAM student

What’s this strike about? Interview with UQAM student

May 22, 2012 – BASICS Community News Service reports on the 100th day of the Quebec Student Strike.  We spoke with Amelie, a student at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM). [correction to the translation. The first proposed tuition hike was $1,625 and not $1,025]

Downtown Eastside Fights Gentrificaton

April 2012 – BASICS Community News Service reports on the struggle of low-income residents unfolding in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) neighbourhood in Vancouver to oppose a new condo development that will drive up rents and drive them out. Contextualized with a historical overview of the DTES, residents describe the effects that gentrification has had on

Resistance is not Terrorism!

Video from April 15 panel discussion about the right to rebel. On April 15, 2012 at the Strathcona Community Centre, activists gathered to hear from a panel on diverse areas of the fight to combat ongoing criminalization of resistance to imperialist and capitalism forces. These struggles touch every corner of the earth, with systemic oppression

Shaping the Society of the Future

From July 4 to 6, 2011, anti-imperialist artists, cultural workers and media practitioners from across the world attended the first-ever International Conference on Progressive Culture in Manila, Philippines.

Videos from “Forum Against Police Violence and Impunity”

The Forum Against Police Violence and Impunity took place in Montreal, on January 29-31, 2010. Over the course of the weekend, well over three hundred participants explored a range of themes, including: asserting oneself when dealing with the police, police repression of social movements, youth and profiling, profiling of drug users, campaigns for justice led

Happy Birthday Fredy Villanueva

by Makaya Kelday – Pound Magazine (April 6, 2011) On August 9th, 2008 Montreal police officers Jean-Loup Lapointe and Stephanie Pilotte began questioning a group of young men playing dice, an activity which is prohibited under municipal bylaw. (In reality: the po-po were looking for a viable reason to interrogate these youth that wouldn’t be seen