Amidst all the hysteria and propaganda in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, some common sense and perspective in this timely article by John Wight .”It should not be forgotten that terrorism is not the exclusive preserve of one nationality or religion. The best and most effective resistance to terrorism at home is to stop supporting it overseas…”
Everyone is worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way : Stop participating in it. – Noam Chomsky.
Je suis Charlie ?…
”Only cowards or traitors turn down membership in the Charlie club. The demand to join, endorse, agree is all about crowding us into a herd where no one is permitted to cavil or condemn: an indifferent mob, where differing from one another is Thought-Crime, while indifference to the pain of others beyond the pale is compulsory….
This insistence on contagious responsibility, collective guilt, is the flip side of #JeSuisCharlie. It is #VousÊtesISIS; #VousÊtesAlQaeda. OUR solidarity, our ability to melt into a warm mindless oneness and feel we’re doing something, is contingent on YOUR involuntary solidarity, your losing who you claim to be in a menacing mass. WE can’t stand together here unless we imagine YOU together over there in enmity….
We lose our ability to imagine political solutions when we stop thinking critically, when we let emotional identifications sweep us into factitious substitutes for solidarity and action. We lose our ability to respond to atrocity when we start seeing people not as individuals, but as symbols. Changing avatars on social media is a pathetic distraction from changing realities in society. To combat violence you must look unflinchingly at the concrete inequities and practices that breed it. You won’t stop it with acts of self-styled courage on your computer screen that neither risk nor alter anything”
– See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/…/why-i-am-not-charlie/comment-page-1
Un indice ? Des preuves à l’appui d’une théorie du complot ?….‘French supermarket attacker Coulibaly met ex-President Sarkozy in 2009’ : – Former agent http://ptv.io/1n2j
Evidence that sheds doubt on the official story regarding the Charlie Hebdo shootings http://stormcloudsgathering.com/charlie-hebdo-shootings…
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15/01/2015 – In the latest edition of BreakingTheSet – http://youtu.be/KuumQ4VVcKY ”France Assaults Free Speech in the Name of Free Speech”, Abby Martin exposes the hypocricy of world leaders regarding ‘free speech’. It is indeed stark, but so also are the double-standards of the Western media, not excluding the proprietors of Charlie Hebdo.
In 2009 this (not very funny) magazine sacked cartoonist Maurice Siné for an allegedly anti-Semitic comment in a column about the son of French president Nicolas Sarkozy. .
The Guardian reported at the time: ”The young man, Siné wrote… was planning to convert to Judaism before marrying Jessica Sebaoun-Darty, the Jewish heiress of a huge electronics chain. ”He’ll go a long way in life, this lad ! ”, Siné commented. The piece was published without controversy – until several days later, when a radio presenter referred to it as anti-Semitic. The families of those concerned were said to be ‘sickened’. Editor Phillipe Val, who took the controversial decision to re-publish a Danish newspaper’s cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed two years ago in the name of freedom of the press, agreed that the piece was offensive and told its author to apologise. Siné refused, saying he would rather ‘cut his own nuts off’.” He was fired and taken to court by the so-called International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism.
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Mohammad Saba’aneh, an acclaimed Palestinian cartoonist, was sentenced to five months in prison in Israel for contacting the publisher of a book about Palestinian prisoners’ rights http://mondoweiss.net/2013/04/palestinian-cartoonist-sentenced
Israeli forces killed twelve Palestinian journalists during its brutal assault on the Gaza Strip last summer : http://en.rsf.org/palestine-palestinian-media-death-toll-05-08-2014,46756.html
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This week RT journalist Max Keiser tweeted : ”@maxkeiser The reason I quit my BBC show; got strict orders not to mention Israel in any context. This kind of censorship leads to #Gaza horror.”
(…And while The Grauniad website has published occasional comments of mine on various topics, every comment which included the words ‘Israel’ or ‘Zionism’ was censored.)
”Apparently it’s not murder if you use a drone or a guided missile. Apparently it’s not terrorism if women and children are killed by soldiers and government bureaucrats. No, it’s only murder when politicians and the corporate media tell you it’s murder, and if they get their way, they’ll be able to take down any website, video or social media account that dares contradict them.” http://stormcloudsgathering.com/charlie-hebdo-cover-up
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark ; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”- Plato