[fund] resisting fundamentalisms

L’«affaire Salman Rushdie» et les manifestations de masse des Musulmans en protestation, non seulement contre les «Versets Sataniques» et son auteur mais aussi contre la façon dont le gouvernement britannique favorise la chrétienté, ont placé les questions de l’intégrisme au cœur des débats politiques de la Grande-Bretagne.
Deux approches ordonnent l’attitude des censeurs :

1) en travaillant dans leur pays, et surtout dans les structures de l’Etat, ces hommes et ces femmes, journalistes, professeurs, directeurs d’écoles ou d’universités, avocats, médecins se sont mis au service d’un système brutalement répressif, injuste, corrompu. En acceptant d’être fonctionnaires, ils se sont rangés d’emblée dans la catégorie des ennemis du peuple ; leur élimination physique apparaît donc justifiable ;
In 1993, concerned over growing communalism and the need to redefine the concept of secularism for a cohesive society, a group of eminent academics, social activists and prominent citizens mobilised and formed the CSSS.
Few developments in the post-Cold War era have captured public attention, stirred primal fears, stoked the fires of racism, and stymied critical thinking quite so thoroughly as the rise of fundamentalism. Although it is a force to be reckoned with in virtually every area of public endeavour, the rise of fundamentalism presents a very specific, and somewhat unique, challenge to the emerging field of reproductive health and rights.
Today, in Algeria, the execution and murder of women, foreigners and intellectuals by Muslim extremists have become systematic. Such typically fascist acts have given rise to feelings of outrage. Logically, therefore, one would expect that the most lucid would rally around a struggle against such a political vision or, at the very least, in defense of the memory of the victims.
Over 70,000 women, men, youth and children marched through the streets of Porto Alegre on Thursday for peace and to oppose war and neo-liberal economic policies.
ARTICULACION FEMINISTA MARCOSUR, has designed an awareness campaign that will be launched at the World Social Forum, Brazil, February 2002.
Listen to WLUML activists discuss these issues from web-cast discussions held from Tuesday 16 - Thursday 18 October 2001.
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