One Year On……. JE SUIS CHARLIE

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Central Paris… January 7 2015

Masked gunmen stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine – killing 11 of its staff…

Four days after the attack, 4 million people marched on French streets, a demonstration unprecedented since the World War Two.

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What is Charlie?

Founded as Hara Kiri in 1960, Charlie Hebdo is a radical weekly taking rude swipes at the establishment. Its motto was “bete et mechant” – or “mean and nasty.” Its drawings are meant to provoke a reaction. Cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed brought the editor, Charb, death threats, as well as 24-hour police protection – but that did not stop the attacks on 7 January, in which he was killed.

Charlie, is…

CHARLIE IS

A different angle on the news, for an in-depth view beyond the everyday media offer.
Humour, food for thought and satire from cartoonists, journalists, reporters, writers and columnists.

CHARLIE DEFENDS

Secularism pure and simple, « yes » without « buts », a society free of racism but not segmented into ethnic groups, the environment without political turf wars, universalism without crying peace doves, gender equality without Nadine Morano, animal rights without tofu and cultural diversity without snobs.

CHARLIE FIGHTS

Religions which inspire swarms of fools, Rednecks who can’t see further than the tip of their nose, the dotcom billionaires googlelising the world, bankers who gamble away our money, manufacturers who would make us live with a gas mask, footballers with more ego than talent, hunters who shoot us while mushroom picking and dictators who force us to agree with Bernard-Henri Levy.

CHARLIE IS FOR

All men are brothers in the sky with diamonds.

CHARLIE IS AGAINST

War that destroys cute little flowers.

https://charliehebdo.fr/charlie-english/

 

 

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