Sadly relevant again, given the recent calls to war following the troubles in Iraq: (source) Two related ones: (source) (source) More on patriotism and cosmopolitanism. More graffiti.
(source) Ironically, Brazil has been reducing it’s poverty and inequality rates rapidly over the last decades. Which doesn’t mean that the World Cup investments were the right thing to do or that they were done right. More political graffiti.
Tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of the brutal crushing of a pro-democracy demonstration on Tiananmen Square in Beijing. (source) Now that China is a production paradise – and soon also a consumption paradise – we have this: (source) More on the Tiananmen massacre and on the so-called tank man. More political graffiti.
(source) This is what became of it: More on rioting. More Banksy. More political graffiti.
A clever Banksy on Canal Street, Chinatown, New York City: (source) (source) If the title of this post isn’t immediately clear: the rat graffiti is the expression; the painter – who is a painted painter (look carefully) – represents government censorship (anti-graffiti laws can be seen as censorship but if you want you can see the painter as a mere metaphor for censorship); and the scissors are the enforcers of expression. In a sense, this is […]