Tag: Montreal

Because Montréal, this city, my city, is burning with life, but not burning at all – read it on CTheory

Because Montréal, this city, my city, is burning with life, but not burning at all

by Thierry Bardini

“As we passed this week the hundredth day of what was at first a student movement and appears now as a slow growing and maybe even tranquillest revolution, as people are taking to the streets with chants and noise, recycling every night the Acadian Tintamarre, or the French Charivari, as we follow in social meshworks and other digital means the lines of flight of a rhizomatic and definitely molar becoming other, as the young adult spokespersons of an even younger direct democracy brave the corruption suspected clowns posing obnoxiously as leaders and exception-determining law makers, as I experience all this in the streets with a growing uneasiness for the media circus that claims to report it. Now human pride, which always takes the upper hand and is the natural cause of laughter in the case of the comic, turns out to be the natural cause of laughter in the case of the grotesque (Baudelaire again, “On The Essence of Laughter”, 1855). Yes, I, who so often felt like Günther Anders, calmly desperate, yes, I found hope again in a fit of laughter.”

Read it on CTheory…Because Montréal, this city, my city, is burning with life, but not burning at all

Canada student protests erupt into political crisis with mass arrests: Alerte Rouge

This story is not being covered by the UK media, which given the similarity to the tuition fees protests in London in 2010-11 is somewhat surprising.

This short piece (below) is from the US version of the Guardian. The protests are also getting some coverage on RT, but not on the BBC!

More than 500 people were arrested in Montreal on Wednesday night as protestors defied controversial new law Bill 78

The blog under the article is far more interesting and informed.

With a link to this video which needs to be seen.

Alerte Rouge