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Sectarian Witch-Hunt Against Fightback at York University: Stalinist censorship campaign sabotages student occupation and university strike

29995787 10215466492552415 74632895 oThere has been a four-week long strike by teaching assistants and sessional lecturers at York University. This strike by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) local 3903, which is made up primarily of graduate students as well as sessional lecturers, had the effect of inspiring a movement among undergraduate students. The strike is going through a difficult challenge, as the university administration have kept classes going since the beginning of the strike, and are now pursuing a state-administered ratification vote to end the strike.

Fightback's response to CUPE 3903 political ban

28827561 1895643487413879 1774604673216817362 oOn March 28, a decision was made at a Special General Members Meeting of CUPE 3903 (TAs and sessional lecturers at York University) to ban Fightback from picket lines and all spaces associated with CUPE 3903. We are shocked by this decision which was based on misinformation and innuendo. We publish here, Fightback's reponse to this decision.

‘Eat your plan, David Turpin’: Students storm U of A president’s office

29746717 1607275732701949 527299588 oThere has been a sharp and sudden shift in mood among students at the University of Alberta. For the first time in a recent memory, perhaps even in a decade, protests erupted on campus. Students mobilized in great numbers to oppose the administration’s decision to increase tuition for international students by 3.14 per cent, residence rent by four per cent, and implement mandatory meal plan that would result in a massive increase in fees for students. The two latter measures have priced some students out of living in on-campus residency.

Socialist Fightback Students win free education motion at McGill GA

cc04f0cf49515fb52dedbd83ad33d65fOn Monday, March 26, the McGill student union (Students’ Society of McGill University, or SSMU) held a general assembly (GA) where a free education motion put forward by Socialist Fightback Students was passed. This motion commits the SSMU to support free education across Canada and the cancellation of all student debt. In addition, the motion stipulates that the SSMU must commit itself to mobilizing for a one-day student strike in fall 2018 via the creation mobilization committees and monthly democratic assemblies to allow the students to democratically decide the future of the movement.

York University Workers Out On the Picket Lines: Strike to Win!

Fightback members stand in solidarity with banners at a CUPE demoOn Monday, March 5th, teaching staff at York University organized in the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) local 3903 will be on strike. This is the final outcome of months-long negotiations with an administration bent on forcing workers to accept concessions and trying to break the union. On Friday, March 2nd, the university workers took a vote confirming they are prepared to strike and reject an employer proposal which included austerity measures and ignored the demands made by the workers at the bargaining table.

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