Archive for Charlie Hebdo

cartoon satire for dummies [from Charlie]

Posted in Books, pictures with tags , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2018 by xi'an

On the very day 12 persons were killed at the Charlie Hebdo offices in 2013, I found it worth reposting a cartoon (en anglais!) from Luz attempting to explain why political satire has to go “too far” to expose dysfunctions in societies, invasions of creeds and the irrational, hypocritical double-talk from governments, and whatever other ideas it aims at criticising. 

Charlie Hebdo [still running]

Posted in Books, Running with tags , , on January 8, 2016 by xi'an

Charlie Hebdo [in memoriam]

Posted in Books with tags , , on January 7, 2016 by xi'an

c’est reparti !

Posted in Books, Kids, pictures, Running with tags on February 24, 2015 by xi'an


a day of mourning

Posted in Books with tags , , , , on January 8, 2015 by xi'an

“Religion, a mediaeval form of unreason, when combined with modern weaponry becomes a real threat to our freedoms. This religious totalitarianism has caused a deadly mutation in the heart of Islam and we see the tragic consequences in Paris today. I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire, which has always been a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity. ‘Respect for religion’ has become a code phrase meaning ‘fear of religion.’ Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our fearless disrespect.” Salman Rushdie