<em>Charlie Hebdo</em> killings

Were French intelligence forces complicit in the Charlie Hebdo attacks?

By Anthony Torres, 20 January 2016

As “priority” targets in direct contact with Al Qaeda's top leadership, the perpetrators of the January 2015 attacks were under intensive surveillance, which was later totally abandoned.

One year after Charlie Hebdo attack

Police gun down youth in poor Paris neighborhood

By Stéphane Hugues, 8 January 2016

Witnesses speaking to the media flatly contradicted official accounts of the shooting and said that police gunned down an unarmed man without warning.

French Interior Ministry blocks probe of Charlie Hebdo-Hyper Cacher attacks

By Anthony Torres, 8 October 2015

While exploiting the assault earlier this year to justify imposing police-state measures, the Socialist Party is trying to hide the French state’s own role in the attacks.

PEN Gala pays homage to Charlie Hebdo

By Tom Hall, 9 May 2015

The well-heeled Manhattan crowd gave a standing ovation to two Charlie Hebdo editors, while heavily armed police officers kept watch outside.

Police, far right linked to attack on kosher grocery during Charlie Hebdo shooting

By Anthony Torres, 9 May 2015

Local newspapers in northern France are reporting that a gun dealer with ties to right-wing and paramilitary groups supplied the weapons for the January attacks in Paris.

Joyce Carol Oates, Russell Banks and 143 other writers protest free speech award for Charlie Hebdo

By David Walsh, 2 May 2015

The protesting PEN members have thrown a monkey wrench into the works of a right-wing political operation, provoking screams of outrage from ex-left and ex-liberal circles.

Writers oppose free speech award for Charlie Hebdo

By Tom Eley, 28 April 2015

Six American writers have withdrawn from the annual gala of the PEN American Center in protest against the organization’s decision to give a “freedom of expression” award to Charlie Hebdo .

Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau attacked for criticizing Charlie Hebdo

By Patrick Martin, 27 April 2015

In a speech earlier this month, Garry Trudeau opposed the French magazine’s practice of publishing anti-Muslim cartoons.

After the Charlie Hebdo attack

Governments in Eastern Europe intensify attacks on democratic rights and immigrants

By Markus Salzmann, 28 January 2015

The attacks on immigrants, which go hand in hand with restrictions on democratic rights and the adoption of police state measures, are directed against the entire population.

After Charlie Hebdo attack, France announces draconian anti-terror law

By Alex Lantier, 22 January 2015

Governments throughout Europe are exploiting the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks to dramatically expand the machinery of police-state rule.

UK to launch enhanced “anti-terror measures” and domestic use of troops

By Julie Hyland, 20 January 2015

Since 9/11, successive UK governments have introduced a series of “anti-terror” measures, each more draconian than its predecessor.

Police crackdown after Charlie Hebdo attack spreads across Europe

By Kumaran Ira, 19 January 2015

Security forces have been deployed across Europe in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo.

Europe’s terror attacks: The blowback from Western intervention

By Bill Van Auken, 17 January 2015

The terrorist attacks in Paris, like the alleged plot in Belgium, are the direct products of decades of imperialist intervention in the Middle East.

Arrests follow terror raids across Europe

By Chris Marsden, 17 January 2015

Governments throughout Europe have lost no time in using anti-terror police raids in Belgium, France and Germany to whip up a climate of fear and justify demands for further repressive measures.

Spanish government uses Paris terror attack to clamp down on democratic rights

By Alejandro López, 17 January 2015

In attempting to force through anti-democratic measures, the Spanish government has been aided and abetted by the media, which is whipping up an Islamophobic atmosphere.

Top French policeman investigating Charlie Hebdo shooting found dead

By Stéphane Hugues, 17 January 2015

A high-ranking police officer was shot dead the night after the Charlie Hebdo shootings in what police said was a suicide.

Charlie Hebdo and the specter of Vichy: From Laval to Hollande

By Joseph Kishore and Alex Lantier, 16 January 2015

The events of the past week in France have a troubling historical resonance with an earlier period of French history, when the French ruling class collaborated directly with the Nazi regime in Germany.

French government carries out mass arrests

By Ulrich Rippert, 15 January 2015

The terror attack on Charlie Hebdo is being exploited to prepare an escalation of France’s military intervention in the Middle East.

Racist provocation and the “war on terror”

By Patrick Martin, 15 January 2015

With the state-financed publication of the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo, the “war on terror” is ever more openly acquiring a racist character.

UK puts military on standby after Charlie Hebdo attack

By Julie Hyland, 15 January 2015

The attacks in Paris are being utilised to push through authoritarian measures long in gestation.

Canada’s Harper promotes new police powers and war

By Roger Jordan, 15 January 2015

Canada’s Conservative government has responded to the Paris terrorist attacks by ratcheting up its campaign to strengthen the national-security apparatus and expand Canada’sparticipation in the Middle East.

Imperialist war, the “war on terror” and the end of democracy

By Chris Marsden, 14 January 2015

For decades, the US, France and other imperialist powers have rained down bombs on defenceless civilians, carried out assassinations, and committed horrible war crimes.

A Potemkin gathering of world leaders in Paris

By Bill Van Auken, 14 January 2015

A photograph reveals that the “world leaders” who supposedly led Sunday’s march were in reality assembled merely for a staged photo-op.

France deploys 10,000 troops in wake of Charlie Hebdo attack

By Chris Marsden, 13 January 2015

President François Hollande ordered the massive deployment of troops across France at a crisis meeting with top military, police and defence officials Monday.

Italy strengthens state in wake of Charlie Hebdo attack

By Marianne Arens, 13 January 2015

Italy’s government and politicians are exploiting the terrorist attack in Paris to establish authoritarian forms of rule.

Who is responsible for the French terrorist attacks?

By Peter Symonds, 13 January 2015

No one should accept the explanations of police and intelligence agencies that the perpetrators of the attack on Charlie Hebdo simply slipped through the net.

“Free Speech” hypocrisy in the aftermath of the attack on Charlie Hebdo

By David North, 9 January 2015

In the aftermath of the shootings in Paris, the state is utilizing the opportunity provided by the terrorists to whip up support for authoritarianism and militarism.