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“Intifada Everywhere” Picked Up By Mondoweiss

By mike flugennockFriday - July 24th, 2015Categories: Middle East, War on Terror, war and peace

I’m honored to have been included in Mondoweiss’ review of posters and protest art from Israel’s 2014 military campaign against Gaza, which killed over 2,000 Palestinians. The works featured in this article, Bombers, Blood and Teddy Bears, were selected by Mondoweiss from the over 175 artworks contained in the Palestine Poster Project archives.

Catherine Baker writes at Mondoweiss:
“The spirits of the more than 2,000 Palestinians who were killed in Israel’s 50-day military operation against Gaza last summer have been immortalized in the posters that have emerged from the conflict. The online Palestine Poster Project Archives contains more than 175 posters on Gaza published in the past year. ‘Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it,’ in the words of Berthold Brecht…”

“This poster fuses three contemporaneous events: the war on Gaza launched by Israel on July 8; Michael Brown’s killing by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9; and the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa teachers school after being taken into police custody in Guerrero, Mexico, on September 26. “Ferguson to Palestine” is now a rallying cry (see slogan on the Apartheid Wall, below) and an organizing principle. The ties between these three movements will not likely be undone, and this can only benefit Palestine.

In Flugennock’s poster, the three men are similar in their stance and determination but unique in their garb and choice of weapon. The caption, “Intifada Everywhere,” can be read in at least two ways: “There are uprisings going on everywhere,” and, “There is a right to rise up wherever there is injustice.”

The large hashtags are a new element for Palestine posters. These direct the audience via social media into specific conversations and actions. In this way the poster becomes more than a statement; it serves as a signpost.”

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…and here’s some more of my work on the subject of Israeli barbarity in Palestine:

- American Handala, September 2014
- From Gaza To Missouri, August 2014
- Toys In The Attic, August 2014
- Bring Back Our Boys, June 2014
- Star-Spangled Banner, November 2012
- Look Out, Bibi’s Redlining!, September 2012
- Obama’s AIPAC Speech Condensed, May 2011
- Nerobama, January 2009
- Poor Man’s F-16, July 2006
- Nuclear Threat, June 2006
- What Has Ariel Sharon Learned From The Holocaust?, February 2002

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In Search Of Legacy

By mike flugennockTuesday - November 11th, 2014Categories: Globalization, Iraq, Middle East, Obamarama, Party Animals, elections, media

With the conclusion of the recent Dempocalypse, President Sparkle Pony is about as lame as a duck can get. In fact, he holds the record, having been a lame duck pretty much since he took office.

So, according to this recent report at Al Jazeera, he’s jetting off to Asia trying to forget about the election and be all Presidential and statesmanlike n’shit, trying to beef up his “legacy”, whatever the hell that means.

I don’t know what he’s so worried about; between the drone warfare, the shielding of war criminals, the climbing into bed with bankers, the corporate healthcare sweetheart deal, and the NSA, it looks like President Hope’s got more legacy than he can shake a stick at.

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Nobel War Prize

By mike flugennockWednesday - October 22nd, 2014Categories: Afghanistan, Iraq, Middle East, Obamarama, War on Terror, war and peace

With the commencement of operations in Syria, and sneaking back into Iraq, this makes seven Muslim nations Obama has attacked since he took office.

That’s seven countries in six years. Dude deserves some kind of prize for that.

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