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The International Student Movement and the Future of Global Organizing

On Nov. 14, 2012, tens of thousands of students flooded the streets of Montreal to express opposition to the proposed tuition hikes. As the University of Ottawa international-development student marched to the tune of  “À qui la rue?” Whose streets? … Continue reading

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The Winter Chilean Students Said, Enough!

In sum, what was different and more important about this third cycle of student protests in democratic Chile? With respect to differences, university students consolidated an autonomous identity unconnected to political parties and developed a strong mobilization resource base. Innovative … Continue reading

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Student Protests: A Sociologist perspective

I approach student activism as an academic sociologist motivated by the question of why students, as a group, seem so often to be involved in political struggles around the world, compared with other social groups, and why, as some of … Continue reading

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Student Movements and the Power of Disruption

Student movements have played a crucial role in many major social and political transformations, at least partially because of their unique social status. Students are young and relatively unencumbered; students as individuals inhabit a transitory identity that they will soon … Continue reading

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The Return of Student Protest

For those of us who were present on a college campus in the 1980s, the tents of the students participating in the Occupy movement on campus this past year provided a feeling of nostalgia, and even a sense that things … Continue reading

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From Student Protests to Large Social Movements

Diverse groups have joined in an energised movement daring to challenge Chile‘s social order for the first time in decades. For over a year now, this revolt has been developing. Mass protests and general strikes have shaken the government, as … Continue reading

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Student Movements and the Power of Disruption

Student movements have played a crucial role in many major social and political transformations, at least partially because of their unique social status. Students are young and relatively unencumbered; students as individuals inhabit a transitory identity that they will soon … Continue reading

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