Wikipedia, along with reddit, Wordpress, and Mozilla joined dozens of other sites today in a protest against Internet censorship. These sites are going on a virtual black out, altering the site to fight back against censorship, or blocking it entirely. Wikipedia and the other sites are against the proposed SOPA and PIPA bills, which if passed, threaten the possibility of a free and open Internet. On January 24th, the US congress will vote to pass internet censorship in the Senate, even though the vast majority of Americans are opposed to it. This will have just as many consequences in Canada if this is passed. To protect our rights to free speech, privacy, and prosperity, please visit sopastrike.com to learn how you can help fight this bill.
Following the Nov. 10 march in protest of proposed tuition hikes, the CSU is planning to hold a strike starting from March 26 to 29 to combat Charest’s tuition increases. Along with the strike, the CSU will be renewing their protest campaign, complete with flyers, booklets, speeches, and posters. The CSU is hoping this campaign will be the defining movement to stop tuition hikes and get their message across to the government and province. The next province wide demonstration will be on March 22 with the proposed strike quickly following.
From out side to inside.
Graffiti artist Alex Scaner is bringing his work inside. Montreal-based Saner started in 1996 with the multidisciplinary group the Delinquent Artists. Since, he has traveled with his art to Mexico, New York, Paris, San Juan and many more cities. Scaner's art will be showing at FAKESPACEPROJECT. This venue hosts exhibitions, musicians and provides a space for Montreal’s creative community. The opening will be on Jan. 19th between 5pm and 9pm and the French Connection Djs will be entertaining the evening. For more information check out thefakestore.com.
Haiti Raise Up
On Jan. 12, 2010 a earthquake stuck Haiti killing Tens of thousands of people and injuring many more. In Montreal, there is a large Haitian community, many of who were directly or indirectly affected by the earthquake. A lot of work and reconstruction has been done in Haiti, but their is still alot to do. So Concordia’s Ralliement Étudiant Haïti-Canada, is hosting Haiti Rise Up, a fundraiser to raise money for Haiti, on Friday Jan. 20Th. It will start at 7:30 pm at Concordia’s Oscar Peterson Concert Hall. Their will be dance, music, poetry and singing performances. So come on out and lets raise some money for Haiti.