Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Anti-American Art: Competing Interests

In the time-honored propaganda tradition of showing dead or wounded children comes this poster from the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) from 1982. "The Interests of U.S.A. Are Not More Precious Than Our Children," it reads. I'm guessing this has something to do with the invasion of Lebanon by U.S. ally Israel and the massacre of Palestinians at the Sabra and Shattila refugee camp. Lebanon, in the midst of an extended civil war, was host to the P.L.O. leadership as well as to hundreds of thousands of Palestinians forced out of their neighboring homeland. American intervention in the aftermath of the invasion ended badly with the bombing of a Marine barracks in 1983.

This poster is archived at the amazing Palestine Poster Project.

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