The story behind Charlie’s first cover page on Mahomet

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

Violence Against Charlie Hebdo: The Globalization of Moral and Intellectual Confusion

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

« Support the right to make fun of extremists »

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 »

« We Are All Kobane »: Rallying Cry of Resistants Against Fundamentalism

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