Archive | Art

  • Democracy Ennahdha Style

      Tunisian Prime Minister (and Ennahdha Secretary General) Hamadi Jebali: “Democracy is just a question of organization.” On the prime minister’s well-organized desk: “Discourse for ‘My Base’”; “Discourse for the ‘Others’*“; “Disclaimers for the Press” * I.e. Dirty bastards of miscreants. Nadia Khiari, aka Willis from Tunis, is a Tunisian painter and cartoonist.  Translation by […]

  • Tunisia: The Powers of the New President

    President Moncef Marzouki, Leader of the Congress for the Republic: “See, I’ve taken the oath. What power do I have now?”

  • Begging Iran for Drone Back

      “Could you maybe give me back my plane?!!” Abbas Goodarzi, born in 1978, is an Iranian cartoonist.  This cartoon was first published on his Web site as well as numerous news Web sites in Iran; it is reproduced here for non-profit educational purposes.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] gmail.com).  

  • Thief

    What happens to those who expose the biggest thief?

  • Saudi King Calls for Freedom in Syria

      The King of Saudi Arabia calls for “freedom” in Syria . . . but where in Saudi Arabia is Khaled al-Johani? Saad Hajo is a Syrian cartoonist.  This cartoon was first published in As-Safir on 9 August 2011; it is reproduced here for non-profit educational purposes. | Print  

  • Sol

    May our sun, the Puerta del Sol camp in Madrid, not be turned off!

  • Egypt Will Rise

      Nick Bygon, Moreno Valley, California.  This image is licensed under a Creative Commons license.  An Adobe Illustrator file of this poster is available at <files.me.com/nickbygon/xpiz91>. | Print  

  • Egypt: 25 January 2011

      This cartoon was first published by Dostor (Egypt); it is reproduced here for non-profit educational purposes.  Cf. We Are All Khaled Said; “#Jan25 Is Official Menace to the Regime” (Egyptian Chronicles, 23 January 2011). | Print  

  • Palestine and Iraq in the Eyes of Kalvellido and Azagra

      “Palestine and Iraq in the Eyes of Kalvellido and Azagra.”  That’s the title of a series of panel cartoons by Spanish artists Juan Kalvellido and Carlos Azagra, who have criticized, in their own way, that is to say by cartoons, the wars in Iraq and Palestine in recent years. This exhibition, organized by the […]

  • A Bird Is a Bird

    To be honest,
    I don’t remember
    What I’ve come here for
    Surely, it must have been an important reason
    One doesn’t just make a vagabond of oneself for no reason
    When I remember I will finish this poem. . .

  • A Story of FIRE and ICE

      This slide show is an online version of a small artist’s book that I made after coming across a video that documents an action by a group called Flagstaff Immigrant Rights Enforcement (FIRE) at an ICE management meeting. Tona Wilson is an artist in New York.  Some of Wilson’s previous works may be viewed […]

  • Biyaa / Come On!

    Come on, you too, once and for all,
    Join the band of lovers and see what happens!
    Come on, you too, once and for all,
    Join the band of lovers and see what happens!

  • Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

    In the prime of our youth
    We dreamt of hope
    Testimonies of a new world
    Anthems of a new tomorrow
    A world in which no one
    Suffered sorrow or knew of hunger
    On this side there were multitudes
    On the other the elite
    On this side the hungry, the naked
    On the other the treasures of Egypt

  • Culture

    The mark of Cain won’t sprout
    from a soldier who shoots
    at the head of a child
    on a knoll by the fence
    around a refugee camp —
    for beneath his helmet,
    conceptually speaking,
    his head is made of cardboard.

  • Hope under Siege

    You and your friends are invited to attend the San Francisco debut of HOPE UNDER SIEGE, a collaborative photo exhibition depicting the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and people.