Aamna Mohdin

Racecraft

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Karen E Fields and Barbara J Fields

Karen Fields and Barbara Fields strike a fatal blow to the idea of a "post-racial" society in their latest book. In it they coin the term "Racecraft" - the illusion of race produced by the practice of racism. The authors tackle the topic in a compelling way by arguing that racism does not come from race. Racism in fact creates race, transforming it from something an aggressor does into something the target is.

Quebec: how we won

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After a six-month strike students in Quebec celebrated a victory last month when the new Parti Quebecois government announced it would reverse a planned tuition fees hike. The new government also repealed Bill 78, an emergency law introduced in May, aimed at restricting the right to protest. Aamna Mohdin and Jamie Woodcock spoke to Jérémie Bédard-Wien, a spokesperson for CLASSE, a radical student coalition that played a central role in the movement


“Half a million people marched through Montreal on 22 May - the largest ever act of civil disobedience in North America.”

Jérémie Bédard-Wien


There has been a history of student strikes in Quebec. What was the trigger for the 2012 student strike? And what was the inspiration?

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