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Struggle & Solidarity in Toronto

by Zach RuiterToronto Video Activist CollectiveSophie TreadMegan KinchJesse Zimmerman

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Part of this movement will be the difficult yet necessary conversations required to honour difference and respect each other's culture. Revolutions and even movements cannot be organized over facebook and online - these are tools yet mediated spaces which reiterate as they chafe away at the dominant discourse.  In person contention is good and antagonism within movements can be part of the struggle to build a coherent and consistent solidarity with Quebec.  This requires as requisite that students and activists in Ontario work towards solidarity with each other.  These struggles for solidarity in Toronto have left me unphased as people are excited to begin this movement while acknowledging there is a lot to answer to, in terms of each other and the critical absence of the possibility of a movement here in Ontario until now, and its not all going to be friendly, but indeed necessary, but solidarity is neither assumed, easy, or given, but is rather process and work. 

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