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