Things have become far more serious here since my last rant, as Charest tries to distract people from issues such as the ongoing corruption inquiry by provoking further confrontations between police and students. On some level the new laws didn’t come as a complete surprise, and so the scope of these protests doesn’t really hit me until I start reading international coverage. When the BBC writes detailed articles and there are solidarity demos from New York to Vancouver to Paris the larger picture and the relevance of this local struggle start to sink in. The new law criminalizing organized marches is bringing an entirely new wave of people into the street and I for one will be there with them. I expect several tens of thousands of people to march tomorrow. What does Charest want to do, arrest them all?