It is truly stunning to see how the elites react when people dare speak out against “austerity” – that is, to squeeze even more profits out of workers, students, and citizens in general. Almost as appalling is the way that the corporate media (and often the CBC) follow the party line.
Consider these two . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: How Dare You Drones Resist?!
Quebec singer Ariane Moffat has released a song, entitled “Jeudi 17 mai 2012″, which is targeted squarely at the Charest government’s emergency law Bill 78.
Chanteuse québécoise Ariane Moffat a lancé une chanson, “jeudi 17 mai 2012.” Cette chanson est contre la Loi 78, enactée en réponse des manifestations contre l’hausse de scolarité. . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Quebec singer Ariane Moffat releases single against Bill 78
Important to note:
The provisions against ‘inciting protest’ would apply to tweets and posts online.
For background, via StudentActivism.net:
Key provisions of the bill as presented to the legislature:
All classes at campuses currently participating in the student strike will be immediately suspended, with the remainder of the spring semester delayed until August. It would . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Key measures of Quebec’s Bill 78 Anti-Protest Law
Hot off the Twitter presses, courtesy of @NieDesrochers of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, comes this letter from the Gatineau Chamber of Commerce:
NOTICE OF A GATHERING OF MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE
The letter is a notice to the Gatineau police force, pursuant to the Special Law that . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: “Please be kind enough to let us know the number of plainclothes officers who will infiltrate our event so we can order the appropriate catering.” – Gatineau Chamber of Commerce on Bill 78
Tonight in the Assemblée Nationale, Quebec Premier Jean Charest is pushing through a law that would seek to end the Quebec student protests (the #GGI, or the #manifencours).
The law would prohibit “demonstrations” in a “venue accesible by the public” unless the organizers of the demonstration had provided at least eight hours . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Quebec Law Seeks to End Student Strikes, Prohibit Protests with 10+ People Without Notice