Wisconsin – Look Out Behind You!

So, I was taking a break from being glued to Al Jazeera’s coverage of the revolution in Libya to check out the action in Wisconsin, and found out to my horror that the Democratic Party “leadership” had declared their support for the resurgent workers’ movement there. After two years of ignoring the Left which had helped put him in office, giving us a corporate giveaway thinly disguised as healthcare “reform”, propping up the banks and Wall Street, failing to close the Guantanamo concentration camp, escalating a bloody imperialist war in Afghanistan, insulting us to our faces on TV during the recent mid-term “elections” and appeasing the right, Barack Obummer has finally rediscovered the Left just in time to start pandering to us again in preparation for the 2012 freak circus — after two years of pandering to corporate and banking interests.

This was topped by Smarm Queen and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi hopping aboard the bandwagon, declaring the Wisconsin workers’ rebellion to be “an extraordinary show of democracy in action” — which, of course, the Democratic Party will make every effort to bleed dry of energy and crush like a grape.

In case you need a reminder of what Queen Nancy is really all about, give a listen to her sucking right-wing cock, in her own words — in 2002, following her election as House Minority Leader during the run-up to Iraq War v2.0, and in 2006, when asked about the impeachment of George W. Bush for his crimes against humanity and the Constitution:

Wisconsin, take a look at the past twenty years of the Democratic Party’s record. Remember NAFTA? Bill Clinton said he opposed it, until he supported it. Remember how the supposedly “liberal” and “progressive” Democrats fought each other to be first in line to support George W. Bush’s wars of genocide and aggression in Afghanistan and Iraq — wars based on lies? Remember how the Democrats rolled over and refused to impeach Bush, despite his having a record of impeachable offenses as long as his goddamn’ arm? Remember how John Kerry opposed the war in Iraq, until he voted to fund it? Remember how Barack Obama supported single-payer healthcare, until he opposed it? Remember last year’s mid-term campaign, when Obama and Biden publicly blew you off and called you “whiners” when you complained about the lame excuse for healthcare “reform” and Obama’s appeasement of Wall Street, the bankers and the Rightists?

Remember the antiglobalization movements? Remember Seattle and A16? This, too, was “an extraordinary show of democracy in action” — until it was co-opted by the Democratic Party and its energy diverted to a wasted effort to elect Plastic Al Gore and Holy Joe Lieberman in 2000. Remember the antiwar movement? They, too, were “an extraordinary show of democracy in action” until they were guilt-tripped into silence by the Democratic Party in their effort to elect first John Kerry in 2004, and then Barack Obama in ‘08. Now, at last, a new movement is rising up for justice for the working class, and once again the Democratic Party is readying itself to suck the life’s blood from that movement to prop up the likes of Pelosi, Reid and Obama. In a struggle like this, the last thing you want is support from the craven, opportunist, corporate cock-gobbling Democratic Party.

Remember this history, Wisconsin, and remember that your real enemy isn’t the Teabaggers getting in your faces at the demonstrations — it’s the Democratic Party, who claims to be “behind” you. For crissakes, Wisconsin — look out behind you.

11×15 inch medium-res color jpeg image, 900kb

At jadaliyya.com: What If The Egyptian Protesters Were Democrats?


Archimedes, Applied

Who's next? Who's next?! C'mon, bring it!

Note to my American readers: this cartoon requires an understanding of basic scientific principles. If in doubt, consult a high-school science teacher — if he or she isn’t busy pushing creationism in class.

Medium-res grayscale jpeg image, 504kb.


Algeria – You're Next!

Boo yah, North Africa! You've Walked Like An Egyptian; now it's time to Rock The Casbah!

I’d hardly had time to catch my breath after millions of courageous Egyptians ran the Mubarak regime out of the country before the scene shifted to Algeria, where they’re getting revved up to fight the Second Battle Of Algiers! Get out there and rock it, Algerians!

11×17 inch medium-res color jpeg image, 704kb.

LATE UPDATE, 02.15.11 at 08:15 EST:

Stop the metaphorical presses! This cartoon’s just been picked up by Al Jazeera’s “Eye On Algeria” live blog!



8.68 x 20.08 medium-res .jpg image, 900kb.


Revolution: It's back

Hah, and you thought all the fun ended when the Berlin Wall fell.

As most of you of a certain age will recall, a boatload of American right-wing triumphalists declared “the end of history” around 1989 or ‘90, right about the time the old Soviet “satellite states” were overthrown by vast popular movements and took the xUSSR down with them. Along with Dr. Fukuyama’s famous screed, there were a whole host of others who also declared the era of revolution to be over.

Uh, ohhhhhhh.

11×17 inch medium-res color .jpg image, 704kb.


Suppress Our Tweets... We'll Still Take The Streets!

Mubarak A Day Late, Dollar Short Shutting Off Internet

Recent events in Tunisia and Egypt
have proven that the Internet and social networking on the Web have been instrumental in organizing and inspiring people to rise up against tyranny and spreading the news, but any desperate dictator out there should know by now that simply shutting off the Internet can’t stop a real revolution — especially in Egypt, where President Mubarak was a day late and a dollar short in trying to stop a popular uprising by crippling the Internet.

Here’s a piece that was inspired by a sign I saw carried by someone at last Saturday’s solidarity demonstration at the Egyptian Embassy:

18×24 inch medium-res color .jpg image, 800kb.


Mubarack Obama

A quick’n'dirty one, while I try and think of some decent Egypt cartoons.

Do you realize that if you take the “Mu” off of “Mubarak” and stick a “c” before the “k”, you get Barack? Huh, no goddamn’ wonder President Sparkle Pony spent the past week sitting on his ass going “uhh, b’deah, b’deah, b’deah…”

11×17 medium-res color .jpg image, 400kb.