This text was published nearly ten years ago, in May 2006, just after the cartoons affair. A special edition “Charlie Blasphème” (Charlie Blasphemy) written by Caroline Fourest and Fiammetta Venner, illustrated by Charb and Luz. The day the affair exploded (We are all Danish!) Monday 30 January. The AFP dispatches kept coming in. The… Continuer de lire The story behind Charlie’s first cover page on Mahomet
After killing in Paris, religious fanatics are demonstrating in Grozny, killing in Niger and burning french flags in Pakistan. For what? A drawing of forgiveness which has nothing to do with « gratuitous violence » but everything to do with an act of courage, a pacific reaction to a massacre. The globalization of insanity is nothing new.… Continuer de lire Violence Against Charlie Hebdo: The Globalization of Moral and Intellectual Confusion
We are facing a political threat, a totalitarian Islamist threat that manifests in terrorism. Journalists are defending something which is elementary to our democracy: our freedom to breathe and to laugh. Karima Bennoune and Caroline Fourest 10 January 2015 – We are facing a political threat, a totalitarian Islamist threat that manifests in terrorism. Journalists are defending something… Continuer de lire « Support the right to make fun of extremists »
They shot at clowns They shot at humor They shot at poets They shot at beauty They shot at democracy They shot at the police They shot at the Republic They shot at big kids They shot at innocence They shot at blasphemers They shot at laïcité They shot at anti-racists They shot at equality They… Continuer de lire A bullet cannot kill light
It was an emotional Maryam Namazie, an Iranian Marxist in exile, who stepped onto the stage to read out a message in support of Syrian Kurds: « We are all Kobanians ». In collaboration with the Algerian Marieme Helie Lucas and others she had organized a conference which took place in London this weekend which brought together… Continuer de lire « We Are All Kobane »: Rallying Cry of Resistants Against Fundamentalism
Egyptian justice has just rendered a despicable verdict. The court of Al Minya has sentenced to death 529 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood for the murder of a policeman. They were all accused of having contributed to this murder during a demonstration in support of the deposed Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, last August. This collective… Continuer de lire Egypt’s Error
The writer Caroline Fourest is Marc Perelman’s guest on The Interview. In her last book ‘Inna’, she investigates this new form of activism born with the FEMEN movement, focusing on one of its leader Inna Shevchenko.