Je Suis Charlie
Freedom of speech is the keystone of civil liberties. Freedoms of press and assembly are meant to protect it. Freedom from
To be trite and obvious, Turks are people, too. Muslim lives count as much as Christian lives. The death of a promising young Ankaran is as tragic as the death of a promising young Parisian.
What is it about cartoons and caricatures that riles politicians, religious figures, business fat cats, authorities and people of different stripes?
Joachim Roncin had no idea that the message he tweeted would become a slogan the entire world would pick up.
Today, it is the false narrative, advanced by both left and right, that last week's attacks were the result of France's so-called "Muslim" problem, with a focus on the supposed radicalization taking place in the banlieues.
The Kremlin said the images are "pure blasphemy."
Venice. Telluride. Toronto. Film festival season is in full effect with Oscar buzz already reverberating across the air waves and the internet. Every year at this time, movie makers all across the globe reveal new big screen narratives that reflect on, shape and shift culture.
Far from falling back into line and yielding to terror, tens of thousands of Russian men and women, in the manner of the French who so recently proclaimed "Je suis Charlie," came out to shout "I am Boris" into the ears of Vladimir Putin, who has never faced an adversary as vibrantly alive as this newly dead man.
If ISIS were surprised often enough by effective paramilitary incursions, we could tilt the scale of advantage quite quickly.
"First of all, at every concert, I always think -- this could be my last. Therefore, I will give it everything I have."