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 Charlie Hebdo and the hypocrisy of selective rage

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Oggetto:        Pambazuka News 709: Charlie Hebdo and the hypocrisy of
selective rage
Data:   Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:09:59 +0300
Mittente:       Pambazuka Editor <editor at pambazuka.org>
Rispondi-a:     editor at pambazuka.org
A:      pambazuka-news <pambazuka-news at pambazuka.gn.apc.org>



PAMBAZUKA NEWS 709: CHARLIE HEBDO AND THE HYPOCRISY OF SELECTIVE RAGE

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Pambazuka News (English edition): ISSN 1753-6839

CONTENTS: 1. Features, 2. Announcements


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1 Features
'FREE SPEECH' HYPOCRISY IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE ATTACK ON CHARLIE HEBDO
David North

How have the great capitalist democracies demonstrated their commitment
to free speech? The US military has killed journalists in the Middle
East. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is still being pursued... And are
Charlie Hebdo's crude and vulgar cartoons really about free speech?
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/93702
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CHARLIE HEBDO: SOME TOUGH QUANDARIES
Boaventura de Sousa Santos

The absolute, unconditional revulsion experienced by Europeans in the
face of these deaths should make us wonder why they do not feel the same
kind of revulsion in the face of a similar, if not much higher, number
of innocent deaths caused by conflicts that, at bottom, may have
something to do with the Charlie Hebdo tragedy.
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/93711
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PARIS ATTACKS: LET'S TALK ABOUT THE 'WAR ON TERROR'
Hamza Hamouchene

How can one pretend to fight against terrorism while continuing to hold
strong ties with nations that sponsor different Jihadist groups, and
that export a reactionary and obscurantist ideology? Different
fundamentalist groups have been backed, trained and financed by the West
(including France) for decades.
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/93714
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JE SUIS BAGA!
Ian Taylor

Why is Abuja not 'the capital of the world' today? Why is it that
African leaders will fly to Paris to express camaraderie and unity after
seventeen Europeans are murdered, but are entirely absent if and when
2,000 Africans are butchered?
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/93717
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I AM PROFOUNDLY BAGA!
Carlos Sanvee

Where are the marches in Africa for the Baga massacre, where 2,000
mainly women, children and the elderly were killed by Boko Haram? Where
are the public condemnations and editorials of outrage for Baga?
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/93713
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THE CHARLIE HEBDO WHITE POWER RALLY IN PARIS
A celebration of Western hypocrisy
Ajamu Baraka

"Je Suis Charlie" has become a sound bite to justify the erasure of
non-Europeans, and for ignoring the sentiments, values and views of the
racialized "other." In short, Je Suis Charlie has become an arrogant
rallying cry for white supremacy that was echoed at the white power
march on Sunday in Paris and in the popularity of the new issue of
Charlie Hebdo.
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/93715
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CHARLIE HEBDO: "JE SUIS WHITE PEOPLE"
Margaret Kimberley

Murder is wrong when committed by individual gunmen with grudges and it
is still wrong when it comes from a drone strike. A unity march should
denounce human rights abuses, of which warfare is the worst.
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/93720
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CHARLIE HEBDO: UNENDING MUSLIM ANGER AT THE WEST
Abdulrazaq Magaji

In the wake of the attacks on Paris, hypocrisy has won and the world is
basking in a warped victory. Bigots have been celebrated and their right
to offend defended, without any critical view of the excesses of Charlie
Hebdo magazine. It is such attitudes that fuel Muslim anger.
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/93705
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PARIS TERROR CAN BE TRACED BACK TO ALGERIA IN 1954
Algeria is the post-colonial wound that still bleeds in France
Robert Fisk

Perhaps five million of France's six-and-half million Muslims are
Algerian. Most are poor, regarding themselves as second-class citizens
in the land of equality. There is a critical historical context to this
and the Paris attack that needs to be appreciated.
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/93706
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THE FUNNIES
Shailja Patel

Rape cartoons are funny if it's inconceivable to you that you could ever
be raped. If you live in a bubble of gender privilege that insulates you
from all consequences of rape culture.
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/93716
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CENSORS MARCH FOR FREE EXPRESSION
PEN International

In the wake of the brutal murders of journalists at Charlie Hebdo, PEN
calls on Governments to implement their commitments to free expression
and to desist from further curtailing free expression through the
expansion of surveillance.
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/93710
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SOUTH AFRICA: ISLAMIC UNITY CONVENTION`S COMMENT ON FRENCH TERROR ATTACKS
Islamic Unity Convention

Muslims are almost always expected to apologise for any terror attacks
in the name of their religion. How can this be justified? On the other
hand, there is no global outrage whenever people are killed and maimed
in senseless wars waged by Western powers. Why?
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/93708
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YES, NIGERIA NEEDS THE SAME SUPPORT AS FRANCE
Frank Lekaba

The Catholic Archbishop of Jos Ignatius Kaigama has raise a timely and
profound issue: There should be global mobilisation not just when
terrorism rears its ugly head in Europe but also when Africans fall
victim in their homelands.
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/93718
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2 Announcements
AFRICAN JOURNALIST STUDY PROGRAMME: WORKSHOP IN NAIROBI 2015
A call for applications

The Fahamu Emerging Powers in Africa project will be conducting a
three-day Journalist capacity building workshop in Nairobi. The workshop
seeks to strengthen the voice of African media on investigating and
reporting the impact that emerging actors (including China, India,
Brazil, South Korea and Turkey) have on Africa's external engagements
and development landscape.
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/announce/93721
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CALL FOR APPLICATION AS RESEARCHER/RESEARCH TEAM
Monitoring of Compliance and Implementation of African Union Policy
Standards and Legal Instruments by Kenya

Fahamu, on behalf of the SOTU coalition, is seeking to engage a
consultant researcher or team of researchers to conduct an assessment in
Kenya to determine the level of compliance with and implementation of
key AU legal instruments and policy standards and the impact of their
implementation on citizens' quality of life.
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/announce/93722
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