PROTEST WORKS – EAN Speaking tour alongside JEREMIE BEDARD-WIEN, Exec member of CLASSE, QUEBEC

In conjunction with DTRTP ,  the Education Activist Network will doing a meetings tour in universities across the country with Jérémie Bédard-Wien, executive member of CLASSE in Québec where a mass student strike against fees increases defied a repressive emergency law 78 to win substantial victories.

Jeremie Bedard-Wien will be talking about how protest won out -alongside others including Alfie Meadows, student defendant from the protests against fees in Britain, Autumn 2010.

Jeremie says:

“UK students face tripling tuition fees, the closure of departments and the deportation of international students. In this difficult context, the struggle CLASSE led against tuition increases has been an inspiration for many. Scarcely social movements manage to become what has been dubbed a “maple spring”: however, our successes can be replicated. We stand in solidarity with progressive struggles in the UK and elsewhere. This tour aims to strengthen ties between our movements and discuss the best way we can move forward, together. Everywhere, students are rising against neoliberal reforms to higher education. Our response to these attacks must be global.”

Full speakers list and times to be confirmed soon.

About educationactivistnetwork
The education activist network provides national coordination for trade unionists, academics, university workers and student campaigners fighting to defend jobs and education in the UK.

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