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Posts tagged “Arab Spring

Unchanged in 3 years, #Bahrain remains what always was: a US-backed dictatorship ruled by a king

Bahrain: The silent revolution

Muted reaction to Bahrain crackdown on pro-democracy activists is in stark contrast to those regarding Syria and Libya.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/11/bahrain-silent-revolution-201311268245396438.htmlBahrain 3 years on

A #cartoon for Mohamed @ElBaradei :) – #Egypt #Jan25

Yesterday I had a quick meeting with Mohamed ElBaradei in Sao Paulo. 🙂

(Photos by Melanie Euler)

Our meeting has inspired me 🙂

#Cartoon – No Arab Spring in Saudi Arabia – #KSA

Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter and a key U.S. ally, has largely escaped the kind of protests that have toppled four Arab heads of state since last year http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE8670GH20120708?irpc=932

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My Khaled Said cartoon in the hands of a protester in #Egypt yesterday

(Reuters) A demonstrator stands in silence for the second anniversary of the death of Egyptian Khaled Said over the Qasr El Nile bridge in Cairo June 6, 2012. Said, 28, was beaten to death by police in Alexandria in June 2010 with his body barely recognisable after he posted a video showing police officers sharing the spoils of a drugs bust, according to his family. The act of brutality galvanised further protests, in particular, the anti-torture Facebook page “We are Khaled Said”. The page helped crystallize Egypt’s political movement which eventually toppled the regime of President Hosni Mubarak. The sign reads “Executed from he who has killed me (mubarak)”.

Collection of my #Syria cartoons from April 2011 to May 2012

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Muslims, Christians united for #Egypt cartoon featured in #Kuwait newspaper

My Muslims and Christians united for Egypt cartoon  (2011) featured in today’s edition of Kuwait newspaper Annahar.

Hat tip @irundope for these two scans

Another #Egypt demonstrators holding cartoon on the anniversary of #Jan25 Revolution yesterday

Protesters marching to Tahrir Square, holding banners and my “No SCAF” cartoon. Thousands gather in Cairo yesterday to mark one year of the revolution that toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak.

This shot was made by Gigi Ibrahim and published in her Flickr gallery.

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#Egypt demonstrator holding cartoon on the anniversary of #Jan25 Revolution

An Egyptian demonstrator holds up a cartoon (the artwork I made in January 16, see HERE) depicting a member of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) with the slogan ‘Down with the military rule’, during a demonstration in the coastal city of Alexandria on January 25, 2012, to mark the first anniversary of the revolt that toppled the regime. (GETTY IMAGES)

#Egypt marks anniversary of #Jan25 Revolution. Cartoons are present!

Protesters marching to Tahrir Square, holding banners and my “B for Bullshit” cartoon. Thousands gather in Cairo today to mark one year of the revolution that toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak.

This shot was made by Hanan Gamal and published in her Twitpic gallery.

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One year later, remember the martyrs of #Egypt ‘s #Jan25 Revolution

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“The #Egypt ‘s Revolution” one year later – #Tahrir #Jan25 #NOSCAF

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Thawra Test: Android app about #Jan25 Revolution in #Egypt

Thawra Test is the first Android app about Egyptian Revolution developed by Design O2 Interactive, featuring cartoons I made about and for Egypt protests. Download Thawra Test app from Android Market. Hat tip @IsmailCherri


Two articles about my cartoons and political cartooning in general

France 24 TV channel, Paris http://www.france24.com/fr/20120114-internet-caricaturistes-liberte-expression

Mashallah collective, Beirut http://mashallahnews.com/?page_id=4

#Cartoon – Airborne delivery of #SCAFgifts – #Egypt #Jan25

SCAF will organise a big celebration on January 25 http://bit.ly/xqAznN

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#Cartoon – #SCAFgifts were already delivered to #Egypt since last year

SCAF will organise a big celebration on January 25 http://bit.ly/xqAznN

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The first ever book about the life and work of Carlos Latuff

The Swedish publishing house Verbal Förlag has released the book Latuff – using the pen as a weapon. The book spans 128 pages and features Latuffs cartoons from 2002–2011, and covers areas such as Palestine, Iraq and the Arabic spring.

It also features a long interview in which Latuff explains his political viewpoints and gives his toughts on how art can be used as a weapon in the struggle for social justice. In addition, the book also contains an essay by Swedish art historian and cartoonist Elisa Rossholm, which reflects on the relationship between art and propaganda and draws parallels between Latuff and artists such as Francois de Goya, Honoré Daumier and John Heartfield.
The book, written entirely in Swedish, can be bought directly from the publishing house – http://verbalforlag.se/order – or here: http://www.adlibris.com/se/product.aspx?isbn=9197749532
The editor Ivar Andersen can be contacted through e-mail – ivarsmejl@gmail.com – or twitter – @IvarAndersen.

Cartoons in a peaceful protest in Malkiya, #Bahrain

Photos of a peaceful protest held in Malkiya, Bahrain. Protesters are holding some of my cartoons. All photos by @angryarabia. More photos here: http://twitpic.com/photos/angryarabiya