We would like to express our solidarity with the Sixth Floor Party (also referred to as “Occupartiers”) occupying the James Administration building of McGill University. We understand that the Occupartiers are protesting the administration’s lack of respect for democracy and students’ right to self-govern. It is appalling that the administration refuses to acknowledge the results of the referendum where students overwhelmingly expressed their support for CKUT and QPIRG-McGill (highest turnout in any fall referendum).
We believe that Occupartiers, who are protesting in a peaceful manner, should be treated with full dignity, and that the university should provide them access to basic needs, such as food, water, bathroom, electricity and heating. We also ask that the university respect their right to demonstrate, and strongly encourage the university to negotiate with the Occupartiers in good faith. Read more »