Politics, Re-Spun: The Casseroles Continue

This is a beautiful video: People who read this page, also read: The Right to Seek Refuge in Canada: The Implications of Bill C-31 Quebec’s Minister of Justice on civil disobedience: “it’s synonymous with vandalism” May 22, 2012 — A cacerolazo in Montreal? (0) May 22, 2012 — Quebec: Art, Manifestation, & Protest (0) May ...

Politics, Re-Spun: A cacerolazo in Montreal?

There have been a huge amount of reports on Twitter of people grabbing pots and pans and heading to the streets to bang them around and make noise in Montreal. While it’s impossible to immediately compare the student fees protest with the Argentine economic collapse, it is perhaps poetic that the same mode of protest ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Quebec: Art, Manifestation, & Protest

Photo via Justin Ling, @justin_ling Watching the Quebec student protests over the past few weeks has been kind of amazing, especially from the Vancouver viewpoint.  While the protests have been going on for more than three months – today is the 100th day of protests – they have not really been intensely covered in the ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Quebec’s Minister of Justice on civil disobedience: “it’s synonymous with vandalism”

Per Radio Canada reporter Julie Dufresne, the Minister of Justice of Quebec has decided that civil disobedience is merely a synonym for vandalism. His quote:  «la désobéissance civile, c’est un beau mot pour dire vandalisme» In English: “Civil disobedience,” that’s a nice way to say “vandalism.” People who read this page, also read: How Dare ...

Politics, Re-Spun: How Dare You Drones Resist?!

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 recent ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Quebec singer Ariane Moffat releases single against Bill 78

Via OpenFileMontreal: 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. ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Key measures of Quebec’s Bill 78 Anti-Protest Law

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 become a ...

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

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 the Quebec Government has quickly passed to ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Quebec Law Seeks to End Student Strikes, Prohibit Protests with 10+ People Without Notice

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 written notice to ...