Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Lots of Political Action Today: Demonstration and Discussion

It's raining but a big crowd is expected this afternoon for a demonstration to protest tuition fee hikes, and the provincial government's draconian law on demonstrations, return to classes, and civil disobedience.

I missed an earlier one in March (it was during the NDP leadership convention) so I'd probably go even it I were outraged by some of the measures in the law.  Among them are the requirement that meetings of more than 10 people get police approval and a prohibition on inciting others to demonstrate illegally.  The measures, attacked by the Quebec bar among other extremely respectable organizations, have prompted some fascinating counter coups.  One of them is a web site called Arretez-moi, quelqu'un (Somebody Arrest Me), where people can post pictures of themselves engaged in civil disobedience.  As of 10 a.m. this morning more than 2500 photos had been posted, and not all  of them were of kids.

But this evening the NPD Outremont riding association will be discussing what comes next on the federal level:  What's Next: the Who, What, Where and How of the Next Three Years. 6-8 p.m. at the Côte des Neiges Community Centre, 6767 Côte des Neiges.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Harper, and his gang of bitumen/gun/jesus lovin' sycophants, have no idea about what is really going on in this country.

We have to rid ourselves of this infection as soon as possible.