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Education Not for Sale

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March for Education, Chile. Photo by (cc) Flickr user belleandrafa.

Around the world, students have been taking to the streets. They’re opposed to rising tuition fees and cuts to education. On this edition, we’ll hear how students in Quebec, helped bring down the government and why Chilean students are back out on the streets again. We’ll also speak to an activist in Puerto Rico who says she’s had enough of US-style higher education.

Featuring:

Léa Pelletier-Marcotte, McGill University student; Michelle Hartman, McGill University professor; Salome Natali, Bois Boulogne College student; Jeremie Bedard Wein CLASSE co-spokesperson; Camila Vallejo, University of Chile Student Federation vice-president; Noam Titelman, Catholic University Student Federation president; Kevin Paul, McGill University student; Elise Ross,  Montreal neighborhood assembly member; Teresa Córdova Rodríguez, Socialist Youth Union spokesperson

— WEB EXCLUSIVE —

Silvia Federici (teacher in radical autonomist feminist marxist tradition) speaking on Education and Student Debt, 15 minutes

For More Information:

CLASSE
International Students Movement
Students Gain After Strike in Puerto Rico
More Violence in Puerto Rico as University Student Fee is Imposed
Student Strike at University of Puerto Rico Enters 28th Day
Quebec Student Protests: 2,500 Arrests And Counting
Casserole protests ring out across Quebec
On Strike: Quebec Students Boycott Classes for 12 Weeks to Protest Proposed Tuition Hikes
Chilean Student Movement Awarded for Organizing Nation’s Largest Protests Since Pinochet Era
Dozens injured after clashes on day two of Chile’s strike
Chile student protests point to deep discontent
Chile, the country Pinochet terrorised, is no longer afraid

MUSIC:
Victor Jara, “Deja la vida volar”
La Bottine souriante, ‘La montagne du loup”
SieteNueve, “Fuego”

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Author: IreneFlorez

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  1. our country also occur a lot of troubles and education cutting. that can’t endure poor people .we got our education trough free education system i also abhor this things

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  2. Are students where you are protesting like the students in this show, Ranasingha? What do you think the alternative system of education should be?

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