From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Related Categories: East Bay | Education & Student Activism | Global Justice & Anti-Capitalism | Police State & PrisonsView other events for the week of 4/22/2015
|Film Screening: Street Politics 101|
|Date||Wednesday April 22|
|Time||6:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
|Import this event into your personal calendar.|
2009 E. 29th Street
Film screening of subMedia.tv's "Street Politics 101" about the 2012 student strike in Montréal, Canada. Plus a screening of the latest Stimulator episode with updates from the student strike currently unfolding in Montréal.Added to the calendar on Tuesday Apr 14th, 2015 3:47 PM
Description of Street Politics 101 from subMedia.tv:
In the spring of 2012, a massive student strike in opposition to a tuition hike, rocked the streets of the Montréal for over six months. Protests and militant street actions became part of the daily and nightly reality of this Canadian metropolis. Several times during this tumultuous spring, the numbers in the streets would reach over one hundred thousand. Police routinely clubbed students and their allies, and arrested them by the hundreds. Some were even banned from entering the city. But every time the cops struck, the student movement got bigger and angrier.
This is a story about how the arrogance of a government, underestimated a dedicated group of students, who through long term organizing laid the foundation for some of the largest mass demonstrations in Canada’s history. But it is also a story of how a crews of determined anarchists, educated a new generation of students, in the importance of owning the streets.
In Street Politics 101, subMedia.tv features some of the best footage from what some called “the maple spring.” It also features interviews with students, teachers and anarchists involved in one of the most militant rebellions in Quebec.