UQAM and Concordia Students United Against Political Threats of Expulsion

 

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On September 16th, a hundred students from UQAM and Concordia Universities, part of movement No Tribunal For Students, walked between their two universities to demonstrate their solidarity with the students threatened of expulsion by the Universities`administrations.

Following spring 2015 strikes , many students of Concordia and UQAM were charged in front of disciplinary Tribunals for disobey the Universities regulations codes. Among other things, they were charged of disruption and obstruction of university activities.

Students are claiming for the abandonment of the charges by the Universities but also to recognize the political nature of these complains.

Interview with caravan members from Ayotzinapa, Mexico

 

Illustration of missing student Jorge Antonio Tizapa Legideño, son of Hilda Legideño Vargas. By  Claus López López
Illustration of missing student Jorge Antonio Tizapa Legideño. By Claus López López
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Interview in Spanish: 

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On September 26th 2014, police forces in the State of Guerrero, Mexico, attacked a busload of students from a rural teacher training school in Ayotzinapa. This attack resulted in the death of six people, and the forced disappearance of 43 students. On April 20th 2015, a caravan from Ayotzinapa travelled to Montreal. In this interview, Hilda Legideño Vargas, the mother of one of the disappeared students, and Jorge Luis Clemente Balbuena, a student from the teacher training school, explain why they have travelled to Canada in their struggle to find the 43 students. Brought to you by Simone Lucas from CKUT’s News Collective.

ENGLISH TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW

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