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Socialist Fightback Students co-organize undergraduate student rally at York University

Socialist Fightback Students (SFS) co-organized a rally at York University with the York Federation of Students (YFS), which is the student union representing the university's 50,000 undergraduates. Given that it is exam season, it is impressive that over 100 students came out to fight for a full tuition refund, free education, and very importantly, to support striking university workers.

CUPE 3903 Strike Committee Bans Pro-Strike Students from the Picket Lines

31116764 10214115849563365 523693157766922240 nFightback continues to support the York University strike. Despite facing a political ban which represses our democratic rights, we continue to support the strike and work towards its victory. We were allowed to attend the picket line as individuals, which we did this past Monday and Friday.

Open letter to the York Federation of Students: Join the struggle!

rNLpEoz1 400x400Many undergraduates have become open to the idea of strike action by the example set by CUPE 3903. Undergraduates are angry at the millionaire administration, at rising tuitions, rising cost of living, at low-wage precarious jobs and at the chaos caused by the administration keeping classes open during the strike. Now is the time for the YFS to organize a fight.

Undergraduate Movement at York University: Lessons from the Struggle

pastedImageThe academic workers strike at York University has entered its sixth week. This has generated significant unrest and confusion among undergraduate students on the campus. Most of those walking the picket lines are graduate students. Their struggle has served to inspire a layer of undergraduate students into action.

Movement against sexual violence erupts at McGill

demo3On Wednesday, April 4th, the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU) sent an open letter to McGill University calling for an external investigation into how the Office of the Dean of Arts handles complaints against faculty members. In just a couple of days of circulation, the letter was signed by over 2100 individuals. Socialist Fightback Student Association at McGill joined 85 other student groups and associations in endorsing this letter. The support for this campaign was quite impressive. Reflecting the momentum behind the letter, a walk-out was organized by the SSMU External Affairs and the Concordia Student Union (CSU). Over 700 students and professors walked out on April 11th to protest the institutional handling of complaints of sexual violence against professors. The rally included a series of speeches by a variety of students and student representatives.

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