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Conviction of Quebec student strike leader sets stage for broader attack on students’ rights

By Keith Jones, December 12, 2012

Workers and all those concerned with the defence of democratic rights should condemn the contempt-of-court conviction of Quebec student leader Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois.

The PQ budget and the 2012 Quebec student strike

By International Youth Students for Social Equality (Canada), December 3, 2012

Continuing the nationalist-protest perspective that resulted in the Quebec student strike being suppressed, the organizers of the Nov. 22nd protest made no mention of the newly introduced PQ austerity budget.

CLASSE and Quebec’s student federations welcome PQ’s election

By Eric Marquis, September 15, 2012

The election of a big business Parti Québecois government has been welcomed by Quebec’s student associations, including CLASSE, the student group that led the six-month student strike.

Quebec: Thousands protest Liberals’ tuition hikes, user fees and privatization

By Keith Jones, August 24, 2012

The large turnout in Wednesday’s demonstration attests to the fact that youth and workers are as determined as ever in their opposition to the Liberal government’ rightwing agenda, but CLASSE made no effort to draw the political lessons of the past six months of struggle.

Political lessons of the Quebec student strike

By Keith Jones, August 21, 2012

The trade unions, the New Democratic Party, the union- and Parti Quebecois-allied student associations and the entire Quebec pseudo-left politically suffocated the strike, confining it to a student protest aimed at pressuring the Charest government and the Quebec elite.

Quebec CEGEP students end their strike

By Eric Marquis, August 20, 2012

Quebec CEGEP students have voted to end their 6 month-long strike against the provincial Liberal government’s plan to dramatically raise university tuition fees.

Québec Solidaire courts big business PQ

By Eric Marquis, August 16, 2012

Québec Solidaire has taken a number of steps in recent weeks to demonstrate its readiness to ally with the Parti Québécois, a party which when it last held office implemented the greatest social spending cuts in Quebec history.

Quebec student strike votes produce mixed results

By Keith Jones, August 15, 2012

Thousands of Quebec students are voting this week on whether to continue their six month-long strike, under conditions where the trade unions have systematically isolated the students.

Quebec students debate whether to continue their strike

By a WSWS reporting team, August 14, 2012

The WSWS spoke with students who met last week to decide whether to continue their six-month strike against the Quebec Liberal government’s plans to dramatically raise university tuition fees.

SEP public meeting

The Quebec student strike, the working class and the struggle for social rights

August 11, 2012

The SEP is holding a public meeting in Montreal August 16 to draw the lessons of the Quebec student strike and elaborate a socialist internationalist strategy to carry forward the fight for fundamental social rights.

A new policy is needed for Quebec student strike

By Socialist Equality Party (Canada), August 10, 2012

The student strike must be armed with a new perspective, if it is not to succumb in the face of state repression and the maneuvers of the unions to isolate it and channel opposition to the Liberals behind the Parti Quebecois.

Quebec student strike:

CLASSE manifesto promotes Quebec nationalism and protest politics

By Richard Dufour, Keith Jones, August 8, 2012

The student association CLASSE opposes the socialist perspective that Quebec students fuse their struggle with the resistance of the Canadian and international working class to the assault of global capitalism.