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  • Accessibilize Montreal Claims the STM Has an Institutionalized Culture of Ableism

    STM Policy Fails to Protect Clients with Limited Mobility, Advocacy Group Says

    Accessibilize Montreal campaigners questioned STM board members on whether the transport society had a corporate policy of ableism at an open board meeting on Wednesday night.

  • Editorial: The Sexual Assault Centre Needs More From Concordia

    Nearly a year and a half after Concordia’s Sexual Assault Resource Centre was finally established on campus, it’s lacking resources of its own.

  • “Au Revoir,” French Students

    FEUQ Voices Opposition to Increasing French Students’ Tuition

    Since 1978, an agreement between France and Quebec meant that French students pay the same tuition fees as Quebecers, as do Quebec students studying in France. However, the Couillard government has decided to renegotiate the agreement—Christine St-Pierre, the minister of international relations and La Francophonie, announced the new criteria on Feb. 12.

  • Austerity is a Fiction

    A Concordia student recognizes Ontario’s Common Sense Revolution in current Quebec austerity politics.

  • If You Don’t Like My Hairy Legs, Go Fuck Yourself

    It’s not always easy to be hairy with a uterus.

  • The Future is Clear (of Jobs)

    International Business Conference C2 Montreal Offers Little Other than Inspiration

    Gainful employment — that’s why we’re putting ourselves through the sleepless nights and sleep-inducing lectures in pursuit of a higher education. When someone announces that they are pursuing a degree in the arts, inevitably their declaration will be met with a chorus of: “But what are going to do when you graduate?”

  • Kettled and Ticketed Under P-6

    May Day Protesters Find Themselves Swiftly Downtrodden and Dispersed

    The dark irony between police officers, who demand libre négo [with the state], suppressing the right to freedom of assembly of workers and students who oppose austerity–on International Workers’ Day–is poignant in the extreme.

  • I Backpacked Through Cuba Without Airbnb Reservations

    Airbnb’s Dropdown Lists Symbolize the Impending Tide of U.S.-Dominated “Free” Market

    Last month my friend and I backpacked from the easternmost tip of Cuba inland and beyond Havana, and back, with no travel plans nor any reservations. And we did just fine. Perhaps Americans are afraid of being stranded upon the Bay of No-Hospitality— naturally they want to make reservations this time.

  • The Magic Word

    Our Male-Dominated Culture Has A Beef With Sexual Consent

    The problem of sex and consent lies not only in the 460,000 sexual assaults— according to a study made by Statistics Canada in 2004—reported in the country in a given year. It also lies in the attempted rapes, in the fear of saying “no” to sex, in the problem of the “come on baby, we’ve done it before,” and in the silenced victims.

  • A Budget for Bankers and Businessman

    The Unfortunate Tale of the Unbalanced Balanced Budget

    When you look at the $100bn budget, it is clear that pensioners and corporations seem to be relatively unaffected by the austere neoliberal policies that youths are disproportionately affected by.