Welcome to this website.

In February 2012, students in Quebec launched an unlimited general strike to fight back against a 75% hike in university tuition fees. Contrary to the expectations of many, the strike movement lasted more than six months, morphing into one of the largest periods of social unrest the province had ever seen.

In the global context of the commodification of education, youth and students everywhere are becoming increasingly conscious of the need to organize as a means to defend education as a social right.

The text you’ll find on this site was written in the aftermath of the strike by a few students who were involved in various official and unofficial capacities during the strike and the months and years leading up to it.

Having travelled outside of the province to speak to students and activists about the strike, some of us were struck by the need for deeper analysis as well as practical pointers for those wishing to draw inspiration for their own struggles.

This website, which addresses the history of the 2012 Quebec student strike, as well as many related topics, is our humble attempt to contribute to the efforts of those wanting to build democratic and combative social movements, with a strong potential to win.

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10/02/2015 – A translation of the rules of order used in Quebec’s student unions is now available (download the presentation and rules of order in PDF ).

20/09/2013 – Enabled discussion features on the site in the interest of allowing readers to ask questions and contribute their own perspectives and analyses on the subject.

17/09/2013 – New and improved PDF version published. Feel free to print, distribute and share widely!

01/06/2013 – Initial online publication.

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