From the newspaper La Forge
Central Organ of the Workers’ Communist Party of France
The attack against Charlie Hebdo that left many dead and injured is a barbaric act.
We strongly condemn it and our thoughts go to the victims, their families, and the employees of the magazine and we promise them our solidarity.
It is an action with the purpose to create fear and is an attack on the right to free information and expression. As a paper we join efforts to defend its democratic rights, though there has for some time existed an unhealthy environment for the defense and apology of racism, intolerance and a normalization of reactionary ideas. We declare that it must stop the exploitation of religion, whatever it is, to divide and undermine the values of fraternity and tolerance.
We will participate in the rally in Paris at the Republic Square tonight at 17 o’clock, and we call upon our comrades and friends to participate in initiatives that will take place in other cities.
Paris, January 7, 2014