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January 22, 2015

Links, Statements And Notes As They Relate To The Charlie Hebdo Killings

This is a clearinghouse for various links and articles related to the killings in and around the Charlie Hebdo offices, and its violent aftermath in Paris a couple of days later. There will be links to material and the employment of images here or in the linked-to articles that may upset. Every link and every image used is intended to better facilitate this site's mission to inform.

* it looks like Francois Hollande will attend next week's Angouleme Festival, the first president to do so since Mitterand in 1982.

* speaking of Hollande, the terror attacks have been worked into at least this speech about security and economic power.

* the New York Times publishes a round-up article on a signficant Chechnyan public outcry against criticizing Islam, and how these things are being processed through Russian culture as well. There seems to be a significant amount of political expediency in how Russian responses track.

* a planned exhibit on Charlie Hebdo at the Herge Museum has been canceled for security concerns. Here is a brief article on what that exhibit would have entailed.

* 20,000 fresh copies of the post-killings issue of Charlie Hebdo will be available in various amounts in three US cities: New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles.

* gunman Cherif Kouachi will be buried in an unmarked grave after some negotiation with the family; an unmarked grave helps avoid the grave becoming a cultural rallying point for those that agree with the actions of the gunman.

* Caitlin McCabe profiles Leman, a satirical magazine in that a distressing place for free speech right now, Turkey.

* Michael Dooley still has the killings very much on his mind while writing about the latest collection from Mr. Fish.

* Matthias Wivel reviews the post-killings issue of Charlie Hebdo for The Comics Journal.

* the free-speech hypocrisy storyline seems to be one with legs.

* finally, Matt Bors makes a point about editorial cartoonists in North America.
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