Student strikes ramps up despite police violence

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Anti-austerity protests and the student strike ramp up in Montreal, with over 50 thousand students on strike across Quebec, we’ll hear about mobilizations happening on the McGill campus.

Cecilia MacArthur brings us more.

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Gideon Levy’s Interview by CKUT

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Israeli author and human rights journalist Gideon Levy is currently touring across Canada, speaking to audiences about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in light of the recent Israeli Elections. After his talk in Montreal, titled “Israeli Election: What’s next for Israel-Palestine?” CKUT’s Celia Robinovitch caught up with him to bring us more on his views.

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Student Strike Starts with a Big Boom

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On Saturday, thousands of people marches in Montreal to kick-off a 2 week student strike. The march is the first of a series of weekly demonstrations organized by the Comite Printemps 2015, a collective that works to unite students and workers in the anti-austerity movement. There are now over fifty student associations on strike, representing almost 50 thousand students in Quebec.

Celia Robinovitch covered the event.

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Lecture by Vandana Shiva

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Dr Vandana Shiva was at Concordia University on March 12th for a lecture about her book:

“Soil Not Oil – Climate Change, Fossil Fuels and Agriculture: The most important issue of the Century”

Dr. Vandana Shiva is an international, environmental activist and author of some 20 books. She is a member of the International Forum on Globalization, along with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin. She fights for biodiversity and the integrity of living resources such as the use of native seeds and organic farming. Dr Shiva calls the corporate patents of seeds, ‘’cultural piracy.’’ She is against plant genetic engineering and seed monopolies.

Tiffany Lam brings you the report of the lecture.

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Interview with Daniel Mendoza from Vancouver Solidarity for Ayotzinapa

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In Mexico, the families of 43 disappeared students from Ayotzinapa continue to fight for answers from the government and police.

As a reminder, last September, 43 student activists went missing in the state of Guerrero, which led to months of nation-wide protests and riots. The families continue to demand answers and justice.

Recently, Aaron Lakoff of the CKUT news collective had a chance to sit down with Daniel Mendoza of Vancouver Solidarity for Ayotzinapa, who was in Montreal to raise awareness around the situation

Daniel Mendoza is currently helping to organize a caravan of the families of the 43 through the USA and Canada this spring.

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Discrimination at the STM

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In that post we talk with Aimee Louw.

Aimee is a member of CKUT News Collective but also a disability justice activist with Accessibilize Montreal.

She was in the local media this month because of an incident of discrimination at the hands of an STM bus driver. Well, Aimee was yet again subjected to more harassment from a bus driver in NDG last week, who locked her on his bus after she asked him to lower his ramp.

We’ll talk to Aimee about her struggle against the growing discrimination and ableism at the STM.

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