Julian Assange: Wanted!

December 6, 2010 § 1 Comment

The inimitable Mr. Fish.

Kashmir: Trapped Within Hindu Nationalist Imagination

August 13, 2010 § 7 Comments

by Mohamad Junaid

(First published in Greater Kashmir on August 5, 2010)

Untitled by Samurah Kashmiri, August 5, 2010

Untitled by Samurah Kashmiri, August 5, 2010

Bharat Mata or Mother India

Bharat Mata or Mother India

On 26 January 1992, Murli Manohar Joshi, the leader of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, after travelling by road all the way from the southern tip of India, was airlifted from Jammu to the heart of Srinagar where he half-raised the Indian flag near historic Lal Chowk. All of Kashmir was put under severe curfew, and the army was given shoot-at-sight orders. Throughout the day soldiers shot dead more than a dozen Kashmiris in the streets of Srinagar. Over the previous two years, the Indian government had unleashed a reign of terror on the people, with massacre upon massacre of unarmed protestors dotting Kashmir’s timeline. Joshi’s Ekta Yatra (Unity March), protected and provided of full support by the Indian government, was an important reminder of the nature of the Indian state and the relationship it sought with the people of Kashmir. The event was designed to put on display the majoritarian character of Indian nationhood, and line up power of the state behind it to send barely coded messages to audiences in India and in Kashmir.

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The Lethal Dove and Cartographic Perfidy

June 19, 2010 § 10 Comments

This cartoon by Jeff Darcy appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on June 3. This was clearly a breakthrough. The ADL and CAMERA immediately unleashed the Israel Lobby’s flak machine; they wouldn’t tolerate such favourable representation of what the American Jewish Committee calls ‘The Terror Flotilla‘. It did not take long for the editors to cave and issue a grovelling apology. It is now time for you to register your opinion.

In related news the Israel Lobby has successfully fought off the threat of East Jerusalem being portrayed on millions of iPhone weather applications as an Occupied Territory. Under pressure from the Israeli ambassador Michael Oren and the Israel lobby group American Israeli Action Coalition, Apple and Yahoo quickly restored all of Jerusalem cartographically to Israeli control.

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Public Relations Disaster

June 2, 2010 § Leave a comment

From one of the greatest political cartoonists of our time…

© Steve Bell 2010- All Rights Reserved

Drill Baby Drill, Spill Baby Spill

May 18, 2010 § 1 Comment

From Andy Singer.

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The Unbreakable Bond

March 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

Khalil Bendib

‘Both Sides…’

January 17, 2009 § Leave a comment


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