Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Anti-American Art: Out Out Damned Spot
This is from a photo of a sign at a protest of Israel's 2009 attack on Gaza, archived at the Palestine Poster Project. Under the headline "Is This Peace? Whitewashing War Crimes" that's a caricature of an Israeli soldier washing his bloody hands under a spigot with the colors of the American flag. To the right are grisly photos of dead children killed by the Israeli assault. Israel's state of the art military is heavily bankrolled by the U.S. taxpayer, and Israel's brutal apartheid repression of the Palestinian population happens with the look-the-other-way acquiescence of the American government. For news and insightful analysis of the conflict in the Middle East I strongly recommend the Mondoweiss website.