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Student Leader Elected to Chilean Congress

Camila Vallejo, a 25-year-old communist who helped lead Chile’s 2011 student uprising, was elected to the country’s legislature along with three other former university leaders in an event Reuters says underscores “a generational shift in the country’s politics.”

Posted on Nov 18, 2013 READ MORE



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UC System Pays Dearly for Pepper-Spraying Student Protesters

The University of California on Wednesday reached an expensive settlement with the 21 UC Davis students and alumni who were pepper-sprayed by campus police during what was otherwise a peaceful demonstration last year in support of the Occupy movement.

Posted on Sep 26, 2012 READ MORE



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Truthdiggers of the Week: 400,000 Canadians Launching the ‘Maple Spring’

More than 400,000 Canadians—students and defenders of freedom of expression—filled the streets of Montreal this week to protest a 75 percent university tuition hike and emergency legislation that placed draconian penalties on people exercising their right to demonstrate.

Posted on May 25, 2012 READ MORE



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Student Protests in Montreal Trigger Mass Arrests

More than 500 people were arrested in Montreal on Wednesday night while protesting tuition increases and a controversial new law that severely limits the right to demonstrate.

Posted on May 24, 2012 READ MORE



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Quebec Moves to Quash Student Protests With Harsh Fines

Quebec is looking to end three months of student protests against rising tuition fees by introducing emergency legislation that would temporarily close some universities and fine the pants off of picketers blocking students and faculty from entering classrooms.

Posted on May 18, 2012 READ MORE


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