#JesuisCharlie

Submitted by JoEllen on Wed, 2015-01-07 04:33
January 7, 2015 The Media Consortium strongly condemns the attack on Charlie Hebdo, an independent magazine based in Paris. Free speech is a human right. The ability to speak freely allows us to name ourselves and tell our own story. It allows us to say who we are—and who we are not. Free speech can hurt—certainly, the brave cartoonists and writers of Charlie Hebdo intended their speech to be its own weapon. We dishonor their memory if we don’t understand that they used speech to fight a proxy war against Islamic fundamentalism. A number of us disagreed with Charlie Hebdo's methods and...

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