Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Anti-American Art: The Neverending Story
Mid-1960s Chinese poster, "Drive US Imperialism Out of the Congo!" I'm guessing this is a reference to the 1964 rebellion in Stanleyville/Kisangani where leftist rebels had declared a People's Republic and US and Belgian mercenaries were brought in to suppress it. Such a sad legacy of superpower meddling in central Africa: 100 years of colonial brutality followed by fifty years of civil wars manipulated by corporate greed for Congo's resources. The violence continues today.