Street Politics 101

In the spring of 2012, a massive student strike in opposition to a tuition hike, rocked the streets of the Montréal for over six months. Protests and militant street actions became part of the daily and nightly reality of this Canadian metropolis. Several times during this tumultuous spring, the numbers in the streets would reach over one hundred thousand. Police routinely clubbed students and their allies, and arrested them by the hundreds. Some were even banned from entering the city. But every time the cops struck, the student movement got bigger and angrier.

This is a story about how the arrogance of a government, underestimated a dedicated group of students, who through long term organizing laid the foundation for some of the largest mass demonstrations in Canada’s history. But it is also a story of how a crews of determined anarchists, educated a new generation of students, in the importance of owning the streets.

In Street Politics 101, subMedia.tv features some of the best footage from what some called “the maple spring.” It also features interviews with students, teachers and anarchists involved in one of the most militant rebellions in Quebec.

Music by MIA, Cairo, CJ Boyd, Di Nigunim, Jordan Brown, Mise En Demeure, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Joy Division, Lee Reed, FreqMan, Bar 9

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    This entry was posted on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 8:52 pm and is poested under movies, the fuckin show category.

    32 Responses to “Street Politics 101”

  • Olivier Roy says:

    Excellent travail, encore une fois, que je suis toujours de très près. C’est exemplaire, à la fois dans le contenu et la forme.

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  • Mitsos says:

    Solidarity from Greece!!!

  • American says:

    Very frightening….and inspiring. Thank you, Montreal students.

  • ze says:

    Love the donut scene and and the next one where they have the pigs on the run, need more of that.

  • ze says:

    Should just educate yourself, fuck their fucking money and their schools and diplomas and corporate jobs. Learn how to do stuff on your own. Most the shit they are teraching you is complete garbage anyway.

  • ze says:

    Fuck, those protestor peeps gotta bring some weapons hombre, c’mon!

  • ze says:

    Take the fucking prime minister hostage and fuck up his shit.

  • ze says:

    Real REAL bad time in history to be a cop, haha.

  • ze says:

    Awesome vid Companheiro, muito BRIGAOD!!!

  • mmmhh says:

    Does the dvd have subtitles in different languages?

  • Ourmanflint says:

    Mate, that moved me brilliant piece aaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Matao says:

    Di Nigunim! Hell fuckin yea! Serious love, can’t wait to screen this one for rad folks in these parts! Thank you everyone who helped make this!

  • stateless says:

    I have to know what is the name of the song playing at 2:30?

  • stateless says:

    Thanks comrade greatly appreciated,btw this was probably one of my all time favorite videos you made it was fantastic!

  • HKS says:

    What song is playing at 27:40?

  • Lani says:

    You rock, Franklin. The whole Submedia team does fucking great work.

    I did quite a few happy dances watching this. Montreal peeps, keep it strong. Fuck yeah.

    I’ll definitely be showing this to my crew and anyone else I can sit down for half an hour.

    Much aloha from (occupied) Hawai’i.

  • Ekim says:

    Can we get a list of songs from the video? cuz the music was great! Also great documentary in general mad props!!

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  • JCivil says:

    Promotion of Stim [SHAI] to:

    Sub-Comandante Invisible Army (Visibility faction)

    Bravo

    ‘Nuff respect to all crew.

    Stand Firm and Win.

    P.S. Frankie I will peg you anytime baby! Blud.

    P.P.S. Never Forget!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H4ng0LQtUY

  • [...] Street Politics 101 is a new documentary on the student strike/struggle in Montreal during the spring of 2012. It looks specifically at how long-term anarchist organizing and development of street tactics helped to spread a culture of militant resistance. [...]

  • lorko says:

    Hey Stim, is ITEOTWAIFF still happening…i miss it…i never have time to go that in depth in global current events and yeah…loved StreetPol101 keep it up

  • [...] For those who missed it or want to re-watch it, it is available to download here at Submedia TV. [...]

    • amerikan anarchist says:

      So, WHEN is a new ITEOTWAIFF comin’ out again? Love all the new stuff but I miss me my Stim & my Agitator? When they gonna make a reappearance ???? Keep up the good work… We’ll keep the taco $$ comin’!!!

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