#JeSuisCharlie, three words echoing around the world. The French labs, as well as Makery’s editorial staff, are still in shock from the attack on the satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo”. Below, an overview of initiatives and support.
Kits for the January 11th protest
The Grenoble Fablab made stickers and badges for free distribution. Its fabrication files are accessible to anyone or any lab with the necessary machines to make them (badge presser or vinyl cutter).
Come to the #fablab for a (free) sticker or badge @LaCasemate We’re sad but together!
Hello Grenoble! We’re giving out stickers and badges #JeSuisCharlie at @LaCasemate & at @FablabGrenoble :
Le Carrefour Numérique, fablab of La Cité des Sciences in Paris, offers assistance for printing stickers.
You can come to @CarrNum if you want to make stickers.
ICI Montreuil is in shock.
FacLab in Gennevilliers observed a minute of silence.
FacLab, midi, les machines sont éteintes et c'est le silence. pic.twitter.com/RLgueOQR6e— FacLab CY (@FacLabucp) January 8, 2015
FacLab, noon, the machines are off, silence.
As did DARWIN in Bordeaux
Navlab in Antibes, Atelier solidaire in Saint-Ouen and Château Ephémère near Paris are calling for unity through a petition.
I’m not afraid, #JesuisCharlie” #CharlieHebdo. Join me and RT
We won’t forget them!
Several labs in Paris (La Paillasse, Draft Ateliers, Mon Atelier en Ville, PMClab), Rupellab in La Rochelle, Tcrm-Bilda in Metz, Fabrique d’objets libres in Lyon… posted the symbol for the wave of support.
Fab’Lab in Lorient and Rigid’art Fablab in La Rochelle joined the protests.
2,000 people came together in Lorient last night.
On the Thingiverse website for sharing 3D printable files,several models dedicated to the #JeSuisCharlie movement appeared.
Finally, the letters that are “making the world proud” were built by the Youpress collective of independent journalists on the way to the first protest on Sunday January 11, which gathered 35,000 people at Place de la République in Paris. 9 letters spelled out a powerfully lit message in LEDs, cardboard and scotch tape—read the whole story on Libération (in french).
Paris Making the World Proud pic.twitter.com/ubufLH5NBC— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) January 7, 2015
Anonymous reacted immediately to the news of the attack on Charlie Hebdo, threatening a backlash on the islamic extremists, which are very active online. That same night, the hacker collective created the dedicated Twitter account @OpCharlieHebdo, whose first tweet left no room for ambiguity:
Close on their heels, the francophone Anonymous published a long post on Pastebin.com saying: “We are always fighting the enemies of free speech everywhere. Expect a massive and frontal reaction from us, as the battle to defend these freedoms is the very foundation of our movement.”
On January 9, they launched on Twitter a call to identify profiles of “terrorists”, then published on Pastebin about 30 Twitter IDs of accounts written in French, English and Arabic. On January 10, the group was still announcing on Twitter its attack on ansar-alhaqq.net, which now redirects to the search engine Duck Duck Go.
A complementary list of potentially dangerous websites was published the next day. Since then, online forums and Pastebin have been exploding with reactions by members and supporters of Anonymous, lobbying to block websites relaying extremist ideologies and publish the accounts of presumed islamists on social networking sites.