Our Thoughts on the Charlie Hebdo Attacks

Lately, the PLG London Chapter has been having discussion after discussion on current events. We most recently spent a great deal of time talking about the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo office and related acts of violence in France. Our talk covered censorship, terrorist motivations, French  colonialism and imperialism, and the purpose of terrorism and its effects. We would like to share snippets from our debate with the world. If we did have a conclusion – apart from the apparent one that more voices seeking understanding is better than just one – it would be that seeking a single answer to a complex situation such as this is often dangerously polarizing and shortsighted.

Charlie Hebdo Wordle

Charlie Hebdo Infographic_Revised

Image credit: Wordcloud: Amanda Denman, Infographic: Angela Kwok; Eagle Icon credit to Lincoln Cushing via http://www.docspopuli.org/LibraryCulture.html

Ideas: PLG London Chapter


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