charliesm_jpg.jpgPRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Visual Artists Guild condemns the murders of the ten journalists, editor and cartoonists of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo as well as the murder of two French policemen. The right of the freedom of speech and expression is the life blood not only of artists, it is the very foundation of a civil society. Indeed, the very survival of individuals depends on having the freedom of information and the freedom of the press. Visual Artists Guild stands in solidarity with the staff of Charlie Hebdo, the people of France and all journalists around the world.