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France’s State of emergency- fight against terror or liberty?

March 10, 2016

By: Nicolas Seidman “The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.” -Leon Trotsky ‘Their morals and ours’ The 13th of November will, for many years to come, mark a day of remembrance in France. Where on that night in 2015 one hundred and thirty Frenchmen and women, … Continue reading “France’s State of emergency- fight against terror or liberty?”

Made in prison: Copenhagen and the Paris attacks

February 17, 2015

By Charlie de Rivaz: When news trickled through about Saturday’s attacks in Copenhagen, it was difficult to avoid a sense of déjà vu. Another Islamic extremist attacks another cartoonist. Then he targets Jews. Was this another Charlie Hebdo? Another gruesome episode in the increasingly depressing battle between radical Islam and the West? This is not … Continue reading “Made in prison: Copenhagen and the Paris attacks”

Charlie Hebdo: defending more than one narrative

February 4, 2015

By Fernanda A. Marín: I wasn’t lucky enough to be present at the latest demonstration in support of the “Je suis Charlie” movement, in solidarity with the victims of the terrorist attack in Paris that happened just under a month ago. I saw how all my friends living in Paris took out their pens and … Continue reading “Charlie Hebdo: defending more than one narrative”

The Paris Attacks: a threat to French unity

January 14, 2015

By Deborah Asseraf: As France mourns 17 of its citizens following the recent Paris attacks, hard times are also synonymous with national union. On 11 January 56 world leaders marched in Paris along with 3.7 million people to show their commitment to universal values such as freedom of speech and human dignity. Unanimous condemnation of the … Continue reading “The Paris Attacks: a threat to French unity”


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