"A função do artista é violentar" (Glauber Rocha)

Archive for March, 2012

Charge p/ “Cordão da Mentira”: Quando vai acabar a ditadura civil-militar no Brasil?

Composto por coletivos políticos, grupos de teatro e sambistas de diversos grupos e escolas de São Paulo, o Cordão da Mentira discutirá, de modo bem humorado e radical, de quem são os interesses que bloqueiam uma real transformação da sociedade brasileira.

O desfile acontecerá no dia 1º de abril, dia da mentira e do Golpe Militar de 1964. A concentração será às 11h30, em frente ao Cemitério da Consolação.

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Lecture/exhibition for #Palestine yesterday in Kypseli, Athens

Photos of yesterday night event, a lecture with me and Palestinian activist Sana Kassem, along an exhibition of my cartoons, organized by Solidarity Network to the Palestinian Resistance in the old market of Kypseli, Athens.

Original post here: http://www.palestineresist.gr/index.php/events/231-latuff

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Interview for the Hezbollah website, March 22th 2012 #Palestine #Egypt #Lebanon

Original post: http://bit.ly/H031FB

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#Cartoon – Aminatou Haidar and the struggle of the Sahrawi People – #WesternSahara

Yesterday I met some guys from Western Sahara in Athens, we drank the traditional tea, I wore the traditional Sahrawi clothing and I had the opportunity to know more about the struggle of the Sahrawi people. I also made a cartoon for them, about Aminatou Haidar, human rights and independence activist who went on a hunger strike in 2009 at a Spanish airport after being expelled by Morocco. The guy on his knees is the king of Morocco, Mohammed VI.

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Activists painting my toons on the walls of #Egypt Parliament

Husein Aziz, photographer for the Egypt’s 6 April Youth Movement, made this shot of activists painting some of my cartoons in the walls of the Egyptian Parliament today.

Hat tip: @Kondour

Ilustração para campanha da Sociedade Maranhense de Direitos Humanos contra tortura

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Vittorio Arrigoni cartoon in the poster for the Freedom Flotilla #Italia/Benvenuti in #Palestina 2012

Freedom Flotilla Italia – Benvenuti in Palestina 2012 http://www.freedomflotilla.it/

Hat tip: @SmithSofia

Anti-Bashar/anti-US intervention cartoons in a Turkish protest for #Syria

The cartoons I made against Bashar al-Assad and US intervention in Syria were used by demonstrators in Turkey yesterday.

Hat tip: @Esrasays

#Palestine unity cartoons in a demonstration in Ramallah, last year

Hat tip @Deema

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Burj el-Barajneh mural in an article of the Lebanese newspaper Al-Safir – #Palestine

The mural I made in Burj el-Barajneh Camp, Beirut, can be seen here, in an article of the Lebanese newspaper Al-Safir.

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Drawing Mother #Palestine in a mural at Burj el-Barajneh Camp, Beirut

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Interview for the #Lebanon newspaper Al-Safir, today’s edition

An interview conducted by the competent journalist Johayna Khaldie for the Lebanese newspaper Al-Safir.

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Boycott #F1 in #Bahrain: Photos of protest outside of F1 HQ in London

Demonstration against Formula One in Bahrain outside F1 headquarters in London. Protesters were holding a collage of my cartoons. Thanks for the kindness.

Hat tip @Bahrain22 and @Bahrain14FebRT


Intl Women’s Day: Free Hana al-Shalabi, Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike for 3 weeks

Now, Hana al-Shalabi approaches the completion of her third week on hunger strike. Like Adnan, Shalabi, 29, is protesting administrative detention, torture and humiliation at the hands of Israeli soldiers: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/03/201236135637391546.html

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David Cameron, El Pirata de las #Malvinas – @Number10gov

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#Obama cartoon in the hands of protester outside AIPAC conference – #OccupyAIPAC

Protester holding my Obama toon outside the AIPAC conference
in Washington DC on Sunday. (Photo: Abbas Hamideh)

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Angela Merkel and #Greece cartoon featured on the cover of Greek newspaper @edromos

Original post: https://latuffcartoons.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/cartoon-for-operamundi-all-options-on-the-table-for-greece/

Cartoons in solidarity with #GUC students hanging in the university main gate – #OccupyGUC

Cartoons I made in solidarity with students of German University in Cairo (GUC) can be seen in the university main entrance.

Hat tip: @Galal Amr Galal and @NSalem4

Nothing new under the sun – More lies spread by the #Israel lobby Inc.

In recent days, pro-Israel blogs have been published articles accusing me (guess what) of being a Holocaust denier. This happened because in 2006 I participated in the Holocaust Cartoon Contest that had been set up by the House of Cartoon in Tehran. This contest was a response to the Prophet Mohammed cartoons that had been published by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten and was intended to test the Western limits of the freedom of speech. This new smear campaign was launched by Zionist bloggers due to some cartoons I had made for the activist group Code Pink for use in the Occupy AIPAC protests. It was intended to pressure the group into not using the artworks which were made by me, a so-called “Holocaust denier”.

They say, among other things, that I am a Holocaust denier, but fail to prove their point. In the article, reproduced ad nauseam by them, there is not one article, opinion or cartoon made by me where I deny the existence of the Nazi Holocaust. It’s because I have never made such cartoons. These bloggers are trying to apply the old “a lie repeated many times over becomes a truth” tactic.

Regarding the Holocaust Cartoon Contest, here are the three cartoons I submitted:
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With this one I won 2nd place in the contest:
In the first two cartoons, I deal with the red lines of Western freedom of speech. Drawing derogative cartoons about Islam or the Prophet Mohammed is seen as freedom of speech, the same can’t be appplied when dealing with the Holocaust.
The third cartoon shows a Palestinian wearing a Nazi concentration camp uniform, surrounded by an Israeli “security fence”. Actually it has nothing to do with denial. On the contrary, this cartoon affirms the existence of the Holocaust and compares the treatment given to Palestinians by Israel with the treatment given to the Jews by Nazi Germany. I challenge anyone anywhere to show me a single cartoon, article or opinion by me that denies the Holocaust.
This incident is, in fact, another chapter in a long term campaign against me by the same groups and individuals siding with Israel and its criminal policies. They know the effectiveness of political cartooning in exposing Israel’s human rights violations against Palestinians. Since they can’t censor all the progressive blogs, websites, and social platforms, which reproduce my artworks freely, they try hard to attach labels such as “anti-Semite” and “Holocaust denier” in order to discredit and attempt to criminalize my views in the public eye.
Such campaigns won’t intimidate me. I will continue to stand up for the rights of Palestinians and I will continue to put my art at their service.

#Cartoon reprinted in a Park Slope Food Coop #BDS campaign leaflet

Park Slope Food Coop BDS campaign: http://psfcbds.wordpress.com/

Hat tip: Bud Korotzer

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#Cartoon: GUCians vs Ibrahim al Demery, #GUC dean and former Mubarak minister of transport

Bikya Masr: Egypt’s German University in Cairo students protesting against students’ expulsions http://bikyamasr.com/59650/egypts-guc-students-protesting-against-students-expulsions/

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Artwork for Free University of #Bahrain Students campaign – #FreeUOBstudents

University of Bahrain Students come together to stand in the face of injustice: http://www.uobstudents.blogspot.com/

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#Charge – Cidade do Rio completa 447 anos e ganha brinde de Cabral e Paes

Charge publicada no site do combativo vereador Eliomar Coelho (PSOL-RJ)


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