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.
Should we want free elections when a totalitarian regime threatens to win through the polls? Can election be used to give the enemies of democracy the keys to an imperfect democracy? This is the recurring Arab-Muslim world dilemma. It has arisen dramatically in Algeria. It has arisen on the eve of every election in Egypt.… Continuer de lire Secularize, then democratize
“Primarily those of the Roma;” the five words at the bottom of a circular not only mean that France has lied to the European Union, but also that it has betrayed itself, which is far worse. This ethnic focus is unworthy of an originally indiscriminate Republic. Rejecting such words means remaining faithful to her. Many… Continuer de lire The Roma and the European Abyss