Jamie Woodcock

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 The new government also repealed Bill 78, an emergency law introduced in May, aimed at restricting the right to protest.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?

The Contradictions of "Real Socialism"

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Michael A Lebowitz

Michael A Lebowitz is a Marxist theorist who has previously written in detail about Marx's method in Capital. He argues against a one-sided Marxism that considers only capital and shifts the focus onto what he considers Marx's most important insight: "the key link of human development and practice". Lebowitz's Marxism is therefore concerned with the process of "joint production" under capitalism: that the worker both produces and is produced by the system, and that workers change as they change their circumstances.

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