CIJ Condemns Charlie Hebdo Attacks

    The CIJ unreservedly condemns the massacre of our French colleagues at Charlie Hebdo by fanatic religious authoritarians.

    We stand with all those protesting armed attacks on the press and journalists by anyone, for any reason, and against the contempt this act demonstrates against all of our fundamental rights.

    The downward spiral of counter-violence that this may provoke from the state and from other reactionary forces will not stop the killing.

    Sadly, with violent religious provocations, hundreds of innocent civilians may be killed abroad in the indiscriminate slaughter these acts could somehow "justify." And the state may well use these awful events to continue its own growing attacks on a free press at home.



    ©Lucille Clerc   @lucille_clerc