This video says about itself:
A World Without Picasso’s Guernica
Jul 18, 2012
A poem by Greg Mosson.
From his website:
During the infamous United Nations speech by then U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell arguing for invasion of Iraq, a blue curtain covered up this Guernica tapestry. The curtain hid Guernica from reporters and cameras waiting to question Powell and others when they exited the U.N. Security Council.
Art is a form of memory. That speech that day was not about proving, but forgetting.
A World Without Picasso’s Guernica
February 5, 2003
At the United Nations, blue drapes sheath
a tapestry rendition of Guernica, so speakers can paint
blitzkrieging dreams, burying screams affixed and aired;
killing machines can work again.
Who expunged Guernica from the U.N.,
and then did U.N. walls tremor
down to their foundation
in the “war to end all wars”
and covetous twentieth century?
Yesterday, today, or tomorrow
bombs drop and discombobulated body parts
hurl through the air, and brown limbs
burst from horses
and spin past a still-standing bystander
as infernos smoke and buildings crumble.
There is a new Mark Fiore animation on the Internet.
It is about United States politicians manipulating photos with computer programs like Photoshop for propaganda; like with the speech by Colin Powell at the United Nations about supposed “weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq, the official excuse for the Iraq war.
The animation is here.
It is called Politishop 8.0.
- ‘ALEC’ Rock: How ALEC Bills are Passed (ANIMATED) (noliesradio.org)
- WATCH: NSA Spying Keeps Fear Fresh [Fiore Cartoon] (motherjones.com)
- WATCH: No Keystone Pipeline? There are Plenty of Keystone Clones [Fiore Cartoon] (motherjones.com)
- Mark Fiore Unveils “Keystone Clones” Cartoon on Keystone XL Corruption Ring (desmogblog.com)
- WATCH: Colin Powell Calls Out Cheney For Iraq Mistake (huffingtonpost.com)
- Say Hello to Tar Sands Timmy! (gas2.org)
How has George W. Bush affected your life?
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It has been nearly eight years since George W. Bush took office and in that time much has changed across the American landscape. How has your life changed since George W. Bush became President? Have you been directly affected by the tragedies of 9/11 or Hurricane Katrina? Have you or a loved one served in Iraq or Afghanistan? Has the housing foreclosure crisis hit too close to your home? How are you coping with $4 a gallon gasoline and rising food costs? How are you surviving?
How is your America 2008 different from your America 2001? Are you better or worse off? Do you blame/credit the President?
We are small theater outside of Pittsburgh, PA, assembling stories from real people to tell the story of where America is today. These stories will be worked into monologues to be presented as an evening of live political theater.
We are looking for your TRUE personal story – a one to two page monologue of how your life has been affected or changed by the past eight years under the Bush administration – told in the first person. And we are not just interested in the negative – if your situation has improved or you have been changed for the better, we’d like to hear those stories as well.
Be bold, be brave, be honest. Let your voice be heard. Although there is no monetary compensation for chosen monologues, authors will be credited in the program (i.e. John Smith of Tulsa, OK) and a copy of the program will be mailed to them.
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org . No attachments, please. Deadline is August 15, 2008. Thank you for your submission. If we choose to use your story, you will be notified by August 31, 2008. Help spread the word and please pass this along to any friends who may be interested in telling their story.
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