International Annual Workers Day Protests in Montreal Heavily Dispersed
While protests in the U.S. were demanding racial justice, a Montreal May Day protest rallying for workers rights and anti-capitalism was dispersed by police multiple times Friday evening using tear gas and pepper spray, which affected children and other pedestrians.
Anti-Capitalism Protest Ends in Disappointment with Police Presence and Small Numbers
A legal protest against capitalism and austerity ended in under 30 minutes in the Berri-UQÀM metro underground as a police presence deterred the assembly on Earth Day.
“No Tribunal for Students” Campaign Denounces Charges
A campaign called “No Tribunals for Students” was created yesterday after several students who picketed a political science class at the beginning of the month were handed formal complaints from faculty.
School of Extended Learning Officially Discontinued
Concordia’s Senate, the university’s highest academic decision-making body, approved the addition of a librarian to its voting members yesterday afternoon.
Women’s Studies Student Association Request to Extend Deadlines Fails
Women’s Studies students won’t have their deadlines officially extended, after Concordia’s Senate informally decided to “accommodate” strikers individually at its meeting on April 17.
Students Denounce Austerity, Admin Salaries and “Corporate Interests” at Concordia
Protesters blockaded Concordia’s Guy-Metro Building and occupied the eighth floor where President Alan Shepard’s office is located earlier this afternoon.
Approval to purchase Burritoville as it transitions into a student cooperative passed at the Concordia Student Union (CSU) council on Wednesday night.
Thousands Rally in Quebec City Ahead of Climate Summit
An estimated 25,000 marched for climate change action in Quebec City on Saturday in anticipation of an environmental summit between the Canadian premiers in the provincial capital this week.
SPVM Impose Force After Protest Declared Illegal In Record Time
It took all of three minutes for last night’s protest against austerity to be declared illegal by Montreal police for violating the P-6 bylaw.
Student Politicians Involved in Racist and Sexist Messages No Longer Part of ASFA
The Arts and Science Federation Association (ASFA) passed motions to implement mandatory “sensitivity training” for all leadership positions and to dismiss the association’s “consultant” at a council meeting Thursday night.
Police Flush Protesters Out of UQAM, Downtown Core with Tear Gas, Force
#occupationUQAM began after 22 protesters and students were arrested at the school for blocking entry to classes earlier during the day. They reportedly sang, flicked lights on and off and erased teachers’ notes. This all happened despite an injunction filed last week in a Quebec court forbidding protesters from preventing UQÀM students going to class.