The 2015 Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in Paris
By Anthony Torres, 22 May 2017
The case shatters the official narrative that terror attacks in France, Belgium and Germany since 2015 have been the work of isolated Islamists.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Six American writers have withdrawn from the annual gala of the PEN American Center in protest against the organization’s decision to give a “freedom of expression” award to Charlie Hebdo .
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.
By Anthony Torres, 28 February 2015
As the officially sanctioned hysteria against Muslims grows, police are even investigating comments made by young children.
After the Charlie Hebdo attack
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.
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.
By Joseph Kishore and Alex Lantier, 20 January 2015
By opening its pages to Le Pen, the New York Times has signaled that powerful sections of the ruling class view anti-Muslim racism as a legitimate part of the public debate.
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.
By Kumaran Ira, 19 January 2015
Security forces have been deployed across Europe in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo.
By Johannes Stern, 19 January 2015
The German ruling elite is using the Charlie Hebdo affair to advance an agenda it has long been preparing: the dismantling of democratic rights and Germany’s return to an aggressive foreign policy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Julie Hyland, 15 January 2015
The attacks in Paris are being utilised to push through authoritarian measures long in gestation.
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.
By Ulrich Rippert, 14 January 2015
Governments throughout Europe are exploiting the shock and confusion generated by the assault on Charlie Hebdo to push through policies that have long been prepared.
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.
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.
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.
By Chris Marsden, 13 January 2015
In the aftermath of the attack in Paris, Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to give the security services more powers to intercept the private communications of individuals.
By Marianne Arens, 13 January 2015
Italy’s government and politicians are exploiting the terrorist attack in Paris to establish authoritarian forms of rule.
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.
By Alex Lantier, 12 January 2015
The French government and the European Union are seeking to exploit shock over the attacks on Charlie Hebdo to shift the entire framework of bourgeois politics sharply to the right.
By Patrick Martin, 10 January 2015
A two-day manhunt sparked by the massacre of 12 people at the editorial offices of the weekly Charlie Hebdo ended in twin shootouts in which another seven people died.
By Alex Lantier, 10 January 2015
French President Hollande’s invitation to the neo-fascist leader is a warning that the ruling class intends to exploit the reactionary attack on Charlie Hebdo to legitimize fascist parties and prepare for dictatorship.
By Anthony Torres, 10 January 2015
Islamophobic acts in multiple French cities targeted mosques, businesses and individuals.
By Mike Head, 10 January 2015
While claiming to defend free speech, the prime minister sought to justify measures that abrogate fundamental democratic rights, along with stepped-up involvement in the Middle East war.
By Patrick Martin, 9 January 2015
In the wake of the massacre at the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, nearly 90,000 police, troops and civil servants have been mobilized to search for the two gunmen who escaped from the scene.
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.
By Patrick Martin, 9 January 2015
Several US media outlets reported that both Cherif and Said Kouachi had been placed on the American no-fly list many years ago.
By Alex Lantier and Bill Van Auken, 8 January 2015
Whoever was behind this massacre, it plays into the hands of the most reactionary forces seeking war abroad and police-state measures at home.