As freedom of speech is being threatened all over the world, citizens are coming together to stand up for the right of expression. After a cyber attack on Sony threatened this right and a violent attack at Charlie Hebdo in Paris, it’s more important than ever to be brave in the face of oppression. And that is exactly what the creative and progressive minds at Charlie Hebdo are doing, as they have done for years. What happened there was more than just a threat to discontinue portrayals considered by some as offensive, it was a cruel, violent, and deliberate attack on specified targets whose lives were taken. But those lives were not taken in vain, and the heroes at Charlie Hebdo will always be remembered. The heroes that still remain are continuing the publication’s legacy as a representation of the idea that we all deserve the right to express anything and everything that we choose.
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