Students in Quebec have been on strike for over three months in response to the provincial government’s decision to raise tuition fees by seventy-five per cent, reflecting a lack of support for low- and middle-income families and students. In the wake of the 2008 economic crisis, the Quebec government, along with governments around the world, is putting the politics of austerity above public services and thereby further indebting the poor and future generations. Students and their supporters (...)
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Accessible Education for a Prosperous and Just Society
1 June 2012, by Georgina Alonso
Keeping Hope Afloat: Freedom Flotilla II
1 July 2011, by Melissa Wils-Owens
Last month, an international fleet of ships embarked for Gaza as the sequel to the 2010 Freedom Flotilla which triggered the relaxation of Israel’s blockade on the Gaza Strip. This territory is on the brink of being intentionally reduced to deprivation, starvation and rubble. Caught between Israel’s efforts to protect itself, and Hamas’ military resistance to Israel, civilians in Gaza are beset with a spectrum of unlawful restrictions on indispensable materials.
Hamas, a political party (...)
The Green Economy and Corporate Concerns in Rio+20
30 March 2012, by Tamkinat Mirza
Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 20-22 June this year, will mark the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, also know as the Earth Summit (UNCED).
The 2012 conference has three objectives: to secure renewed political commitment to sustainable development; to assess the progress and implementation gaps in meeting already agreed commitments, and to address new and emerging (...)