Global Political Cartoons
After nearly 20 years, the symbol of Burmese pro-democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, is finally let out of her house; the woes of the Euro zone continue, but wait, here comes a diversion: a royal engagement!!!!
Non-Indian cartoonists commenting on President Obama’s visit to India all use the same visual image: a snake charmer. The Indian political cartoonists use a wider canvas.
Chilean miners emerge out of the hole to a global welcome; China bristles at the choice of this year’s Nobel Peace prize winner: one of their imprisoned citizens, and the Tea Party boils.
The French are hardly retiring. They’re taking to the streets to keep the retirement age at 60. And ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’, come out of the closet, go back in the closet…the extremely muddy issue of repealing the ban on gays in the military.
Kim Jong Un, the ‘hair’ apparent, the Blue Danube turns red, and the Australian dollar inches in value toward the greenback, and adjusting to a terror alert in Europe.
Kim Jong Il annoints his youngest son to be next in line; the Arab-Israeli negotiations are unsettled by settlements; and a computer worm infects Iran.
There’s a lot of anger and hate in this week’s cartoons, against the Roma, Muslims, women, and government. But there’s also an act of contrition from an unlikely source.
How an obscure Florida pastor managed to get the world’s attention by his plan to burn the Koran on the anniversary of September 11th. President Obama tries to kick-start the economy; and Google knows what you’re thinking.
This week, a melange of Middle East messes. Perhaps a little harsh but we get a lot of visual comments on President Obama bellying up to the Mideast peace bar; the attempt to tie a bow on Iraq; and the uncertainty of a US success in Afghanistan.
France expels Gypsies or Roma and sends them packing back to Eastern Europe. The slow trickle of aid to Pakistan; exiting Iraq, and US soldiers watch out for Taliban in Afghanistan.
Throwing stones in Iran, leaking war secrets about Afghanistan, raging floods in Pakistan, blazing fires in Russia, and America’s immigration maze.
US forces — exit: Iraq; enter: Afghanistan; the evolution of democracy in South Africa (hint: Mandela was the pinnacle); China tells Japan to move over; and the drip drip of aid to help Pakistan’s flood victims. Watch the slideshow Subscribe to our multimedia feed on iTune
This week the digerati try to break from their online lives for a few hours at the beach; the United Arab Emirates’ stone age answer to the digital age; and debating a proposed mosque near the site of the World Trade Center.
It’s a summer of leaks, really big leaks. First it was BP oil. Now it’s WikiLeaks. Mel Gibson mouths off and digital signs of the times at summer camp.
President Obama is about as popular as BP; Fidel Castro lets some of the caged go free; and Apple’s Steve Jobs tries to listen to his critics using an iPhone 4.