Friday, 9 January 2015

Slain cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo were allies of anti-nuclear movement

I could not say this better myself.   
Charlie Hebdo not only poked fun at religions and politicians, but  critiqued the stupidity of nuclear weapons and dangers of nuclear power. The media in the UK have overlooked this.                    
We pause to remember those slain at the French satirical news magazine Charlie Hebdo. Several of the cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo were close allies of the French anti-nuclear movement, even providing cartoons to the French anti-nuclear network, "Sortir du nucléaire." Stéphane Charbonnier, its editor in chief, drew many cartoons lampooning the nuclear industry. (One example is pictured below. It reads: "What could one do without nuclear? Live.") Charb, as he was known by his pen name, participated in opposition to both nuclear power and nuclear weapons. He was among the 12 killed.  Another Hebdo staffer, Fabrice Nicolino, who was wounded but we are told will survive, was the author of the brilliant special edition of Charlie Hebdo focusing on nuclear power and called The Nuclear Swindle (cover pictured left). In it, Nicolino, an author and environmental journalist, pointed out that nuclear power is a hold-up, with democracy as the spoils. The assassination of the 12 people at Charlie Hebdo, and the injuring of others, was also an assault on democracy

Charlie hebdo l'Escroquerie Nucléaire Hors série

·         Revue - Charlie hebdo l'Escroquerie Nucléaire Hors série - Actualités et médias - 01/01/2012

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