Charlie Hebdo

17.01.2015

We are all ___ (fill in the blank)

We are all ___ (fill in the blank)

Pressenza republishes the latest entry on Noam Chomsky’s website. The world reacted with horror to the murderous attack on the French satirical journal Charlie Hebdo. In the New York Times, veteran Europe correspondent Steven Erlanger graphically described the immediate aftermath, what many call France’s 9/11, as “a day of sirens,… »

17.01.2015

We all have something sacred

We all have something sacred

For some it’s their God, for others Democracy. There are those for whom human rights are inalienable and for several others the most Sacred is found within human beings. That thing that cannot be conceded, or sold, or forgotten, something that gives Meaning to life and projects it beyond one’s… »

13.01.2015

Germany’s Muslims Unite in Solidarity with France After Charlie Hebdo Massacre

Germany’s Muslims Unite in Solidarity with France After Charlie Hebdo Massacre

Human Wrongs Watch 12 January 2015 (RT)* — A union of Turkish imams has announced that it will organize demonstrations in front of various media organizations across Germany in solidarity with France after the deadly attack at Charlie Hebdo’s office in Paris. The Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs… »

12.01.2015

“Pecunia non olet”, or money doesn’t smell.

“Pecunia non olet”, or money doesn’t smell.

Only two days have gone by since the terrorist attacks in Paris and already you can buy on-line t-shirts, bags, perfumes, hats and other things with the slogan “Je suis Charlie”. At the same time the prices for past issues of Charlie Hebdo have started to rise abruptly on e-bay. »

12.01.2015

Who’s the terrorist?

Who’s the terrorist?

The image of the events of 11th of January in Paris have provoked two opposing reactions: on the one hand I am greatly moved by the number of ordinary people who want to make a statement, with their presence, about their rejection of hate and violence, and on the other… »

12.01.2015

RWB condemns presence of “predators” in Paris march, calls for solidarity with “all Charlies”

RWB condemns presence of “predators” in Paris march, calls for solidarity with “all Charlies”

Reporters Without Borders welcomes the participation of many foreign leaders in today’s march in Paris in homage to the victims of last week’s terror attacks and in defence of the French republic’s values, but is outraged by the presence of officials from countries that restrict freedom of information. »

12.01.2015

A call to the people: nonviolence is the only way out!

A call to the people: nonviolence is the only way out!

After the recent and sad events in Paris, Convergence of Cultures would once again like to make a call to the world’s population to protect human values beyond all differences. This is a call to preserve and strengthen what has always driven people to find each other, meet and… »

11.01.2015

Paris – 11 January 2015 March: 1.5 million people mobilised in support of freedom of expression

Paris – 11 January 2015 March: 1.5 million people mobilised in support of freedom of expression

Show of support to the victims of the terrorist attacks. »

11.01.2015

Today more than ever, nonviolence must triumph

Today more than ever, nonviolence must triumph

I live in Paris, more precisely in Seine-Saint-Denis in an adjacent suburb (you may know this area which is often talked about, as it “burns” regularly) and like all here, since the massacre that took place in the premises of Charlie Hebdo and events that continue today, I am stunned. »

11.01.2015

Je suis Charlie – but I have other names as well

Victor Grossman – Berlin Bulletin No. 82, January 9, 2015 (revised corrected version January 10) Monday evening I had planned to write about the PEGIDA movement in Germany. Although in Dresden, their city of origin, the number of bitter marchers protesting the “Islamization” of the West had increased stubbornly to… »

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