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Jeremy Corbyn Defended our Beloved Charlie.

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JEREMY CORBYN (Parliamentary site). 

EDM 670: Defence of Journalist and Freedom of Expression

Filed under: Early Day Motions (EDM), civil liberties

That this House expresses its heartfelt sympathy to the families of those journalists, police and others who were assassinated or injured at the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on 7 January 2015; notes that this attack took place on press day, thereby increasing the casualty list and the potential damage to press freedom; considers that the perpetrators of this heinous crime must swiftly be brought to justice; further notes the bravery of individuals who work in this field despite many of them coming under attack previously, and that in carrying out their jobs they uphold the invaluable and historical right to free speech and freedom of expression which are both integral elements of democracies; acknowledges the solidarity that is being shown around the world on behalf of the victims and their colleagues in standing together in defence of civil liberties at this time; and offers its support to the NUJ in the UK and the International Federation of Journalists for their work in defending the rights of all journalists to do their job without fear of threats, intimidation and brutal murder.

More details: DEFENCE OF JOURNALISTS AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

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  1. Thanks for drawing attention to this, Andrew. It confirms my view that for all his faults (especially on international affairs), Corbyn is qualitatively better than, say, Galloway.

    Jim Denham

    August 14, 2015 at 12:17 pm

  2. It was Paul Canning who found it!

    Andrew Coates

    August 14, 2015 at 12:27 pm

  3. Yeah! Up yours Boleyn Ali :!

  4. eh?

    Boleyn Ali

    August 14, 2015 at 12:59 pm

  5. It is quite laughable to see how Denham is forced to talk positively about Corbyn, a man who he would consider one of life’s true villains alongside, Pilger, Snowden, Asange etc. A man he would be calling an anti Semite on any other occasion. Corbyn is from our side, not your drone supporting left imperialist supporting scumbags. So fuck off and squirm.

    But it is great to see a genuine socialist and prominent supporter of the Palestinians and campaigner against the sort of far right islamophobia that this site promotes leading the Labour leadership race.

    It makes a change from the Blairite drones who share much of your worldview. Though bastard like them and you should never be trusted.

    Socialism In One Bedroom

    August 15, 2015 at 10:18 am

  6. “Pilger, Snowden, Asange …”

    Don’t feed the troll!

    Paul Canning

    August 15, 2015 at 6:40 pm


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