Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Anti-American Art: The Dominican People Will Win!
Today is the 45th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of the Dominican Republic back on April 28, 1965. A popular uprising against the right-wing and military loyal to the late (US-sponsored) dictator Trujillo threatened to bring down the government; fearing the spread of Communism in the Caribbean from Cuba to the DR, President Johnson ordered the marines to land at Santo Domingo, ostensibly to "protect foreigners." The US quickly moved to crush the uprising. This Chinese poster from 1965, with a wonderful tableaux rather strikingly representing the diversity of the Dominican population, urges victory to the Dominican people against the unspecified bullying enemy to the north.
Oh hey look you can get this image on a tea shirt, mug or bag!