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Stop University of Toronto attacks on working students -- for free education now!

The University of Toronto has recently passed a plan to begin charging all students a flat fee, regardless of the number of courses they take.  This is yet another attack on students' ability to get themselves an education.  Students and student groups need to unite to fight back against these attacks, and push forward for a campaign for free education.

UQÀM teachers on strike, students follow suit in support

On March 16th approximately 1000 teachers at UQÀM (University of Quebec at Montreal) went on strike. Their modest demands for better salaries and extra teaching staff has proven to be too much for the administration, the government, and the capitalist system. The resolve of the teachers is strong as they have repeatedly voted 90% and over to remain on strike and the majority of the students at the University are striking in solidarity. In the face of the global economic crisis the teachers and students at UQÀM are standing up and fighting back.

14 Arrested at University of Toronto - Step up the fight for Free Education!

14 students at UofT, including Fightback supporters, have been arrested on false charges for fighting for free education. The charges include assaulting a police officer and forcible confinement, which could lead to serious jail time. The students have been released on strict bail conditions, which include not associating with each other outside of court and classes and not protesting anywhere on the University of Toronto Campus. These conditions clearly violate the Charter rights of the accused. The University is trying to crush this movement under repression before it takes off. Solidarity action is needed now!

Protest Repression of Student Dissent at University of Toronto

For over a month, there has been a serious mobilization of students at the University of Toronto campus against a series of fee increases. On March 20th, campus police violently broke up a peaceful sit-in at Simcoe Hall, injuring several students. Now they are threatening the student protesters with discipline and maybe even expulsion. Fightback calls on our readers, allies and supporters to send letters of condemnation to the President of the University of Toronto, David Naylor.

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The November 2007 Student Strike in Québec: A Marxist contribution

From November 14-16, 2007, more than 60,000 students across Quebec joined ASSÉ, the radical student union in the province, in 3-day strike. As the movement for free education develops in Quebec, Marxists work to build an anglophone wing of the movement - and bring class issues to the forefront.