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Mike Flugennock Anarchist artist

Mike Flugennock


Combina guai vignettista radicale dal 1977, quando ha iniziato a disegnare per il vecchio Yipster Times. L'arte del manifesto creato per l'anti-guerra e anti-globalizzazione Mobilitazioni, 2000-07. Pubblicato lavoro a DC Indymedia, 1999-2010. Blog a

Mike Flugennock (born Michael Swartzbeçk) is a left-leaning political cartoonist from Washington, D.C. He is best known for his political posters, which he and others paste across D.C. and in other cities around the country. His work has received coverage in the Washington Post on several occasions. He also did the cover art for the October 2002 edition of The Progressive magazine, as well as designed one of the event posters for the Operation Ceasefire events held on September 24, 2005. Flugennock was a member of the editorial board of DC Indymedia through April 2009.

His work is noted for its universal criticism of government figures, recent subjects of criticism have been both President George W. Bush and the Democratic Party; the former for his domestic and foreign policies, the latter for what he claims is its inability to provide a true, progressive alternative to the Republican party. During the Clinton era, most of his posters were critical of President Bill Clinton's military actions, and policies such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Communications Decency Act, and the Defense of Marriage Act. Since the 2006 mid-term elections, he has been more critical of the Democratic Party, particularly President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.                   In addition to national politics, Flugennock is often critical of D.C. politicians, and he has made several posters criticizing Mayor Anthony Williams, whom he depicts as a rat. He is a noted critic of Charles Rangel and mocks him frequently in his cartoons, even going as far as to block Rangel's fan club on  Twitter. Flugennock's political cartoons have been featured in galleries and various publications. His posters have appeared on the streets of Washington D.C., and other cities. Flugennock is the subject of a 2016 documentary titled Flugennock by Ron Douglas.                                                                                       A Flugennock cartoon was submitted as an entry in the International Holocaust Cartoon Competition, a competition purportedly organized to test Western willingness to print Holocaust related cartoons in response to the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy. While Flugennock did not personally submit his cartoon to the Iranian contest, he welcomes the controversy and is fine with many uses of his work, as long as credit is given.

A couple of nights ago, yet another black youth was killed by police in America -- this time in Milwaukee, touching off a night of rioting. As usual, White America and the US Media were getting more indignant about broken windows than human lives. After observing "Broken Windows" policing in action for over twenty years, I have to ask: whose windows are really being broken here?
16 Aug 2016
Recently, Trump mouthed off about how he "sacrificed" during the Iraq War by "employing thousands and thousands of people" responding to remarks at the DNC by the father of Capt. Humayun Khan, killed in Iraq in 2004, about how Trump "sacrificed nothing" for his country.
Democrats, seeking an issue to exploit, started waving the flag and yelling about patriotism and sacrifice. Give 'em credit, though; they found the perfect "issue" to distract the media from the DNC email leaks. And, it's always good to see that Liberals love Muslims -- as long as they're willing to die for the Empire.
05 Aug 2016
If you've noticed lately that the behavior and tactics of American police resemble those of Israeli police and soldiers, you'd be right -- and these tactics have come into even sharper focus with the murder of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police in Louisiana and Minnesota recently.
Military occupation tactics, collective punishment, terrorizing and brutalizing neighborhoods -- Israel taught U.S. cops everything they know.

Mike Flugennock

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Political cartoonist and samizdat newsreel photographer

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Never forget how the State used the attacks of September 11, 2001 as a pretext to shred the Constitution and encourage the escalation of police thuggery against citizens.
Never forget how the State used September 11 to encourage profiteering in the “defense” and “security” industries at the expense of citizens.
Never forget how the State used September 11 as a pretext for illegal wars and military occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Never forget how the State used September 11 as a pretext for illegal imprisonment, secret courts and torture.
Never forget that the atmosphere of oppression, suspicion, paranoia and racism which has taken root in this country since September 11, 2001 has been fostered and maintained by both Republican and Democratic governments.
And last, but certainly not least…
Never forget how you, the American people, rolled over and allowed yourselves to be bullied and cowed into silence by the likes of Bush, Cheney, Obama, Ridge, Chertoff, Napolitano, Clinton, and Lieberman while they waged wars of aggression, built a gulag, committed genocide and torture and stripped away your liberty and dignity. 
Never forget.
Happy Anniversary

Whose Fault Is It, Really?
 Mike Flugennock

The last polls I looked at had Sanders beating The Donald in the general fairly easily. So, while Hillary may be able to lie, cheat, steal and backstab her way to the nomination, she'll likely be toasted in November. Still, the Hillaroids will no doubt find some twisted, otherworldly reason why it's OUR fault for not supporting her lying, thieving, imperialist neoliberal ass... because, as we all know, nothing is ever Hillary's fault, right?


Tripping Refugee

 Mike Flugennock

The really sad thing about that Hungarian camerawoman's action is that it pretty much encapsulates the current attitude of EU member governments.
10 Sep 2015

Hail To The Choom

 Mike Flugennock

It's well known that in high school, Obama hung out with a "posse" nicknamed the "Choom Gang" ("choom" is Hawaiian slang for smoking weed). Today, the US DEA still lists marijuana as "Schedule 1" -- the same as heroin.
22 May 2016

Weed War is Race War!

 Mike Flugennock

The 1937 criminalization of marijuana wasn't based on the science of addiction, but on racism. Harry Anslinger, Commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics -- precursor to today's DEA -- was a notorious bigot who based his opinions on pure, raw racism and whose lies stoked the hype for propaganda films like "Reefer Madness".

Gentlemen Prefer Hillary

 Mike Flugennock

Economic justice seems so sentimental, but Wall Street is a girl’s best friend –
15 an hour is so detrimental, when Wall Street is a girl’s best friend…!
22 Apr 2016

Wicked Witch Of The Democrats

 Mike Flugennock

For a few weeks earlier this year, MSNBC was running a network promo with a clip of Hillary Clinton speaking, and it had to be the nastiest sounding stuff I'd heard her spew out in years. Her voice sounded raspy, raw, like a pissed-off junior high school principal, a voice that could cut glass. You could tell she was trying to sound all forceful and dynamic and Presidential, but instead all I could think of was the Wicked Witch Of The West.

Free Gifts With Every Fill-Up

 Mike Flugennock

If you could tear yourself away from the US media's 24/7 election shitshow, you'd have noticed that one of the biggest stories of the past month has been reports of the Erdogan regime buying smuggled black-market oil from ISIS

We Are All French

Remember when Beirut was attacked by suicide bombers last week, and a bunch of people died, and it was all over the media, and there was a global outpouring of condolences and solidarity? Me, neither!

Mission Accomplished, no. 2

So, Liberals...! How'd all that Hope'n'Change horsehockey work out for you?
Here's Obama's "George W. Bush" Moment.
13 Nov 2015

New Turkish Flag

Water On Mars!

As excited as I am about the discovery of liquid water on Mars, I can't help wondering -- will the first humans on Mars be Nestlé workers with a big drilling rig? Don't forget the Nestlé CEO doesn't think water is a human right.
28 Sep 2015

New Hungarian Flag


Map Of Kurdistan, Revised

In fighting ISIS, Erdogan is seizing the chance to battle another foe, the Kurds.
29 Jul 2015

What part of "NO"...

...won't they understand?
"We INVENTED democracy -- BITCHES!" --the Greeks
06 Jul 2015

Disaster Capitalism 2.0

Regarding the recent rash of horrific oil train crashes in the US, one for you old '60s rock fans. Here was my musical inspiration:
10 May 2015

The Democratic Party: Graveyard Of Movements

Alright, US Left, time for a little history lesson – and a cautionary tale. Can any of you out there name a single popular democratic people's movement for peace, liberty or social/economic justice which wasn't finally at some point infiltrated, co-opted and bled to death by the Democratic Party? Anybody?
27 Apr 2015

Self-Portrait With Pencil Launcher

In memory and solidarity. Je suis Charlie!
08 Jan 2015

The Fire This Time

Finally. Should've happened long ago. Happy New Year!
20 Dec 2014

Intifada Everywhere

So, another filthy pig has gotten away with murder, this time in New York City, where a guy named Eric Garner was held down and choked to death while being arrested for selling loose cigarettes on the street.
This is in solidarity with people rising up against occupation and state brutality in Ferguson, Gaza, Ayotzinapa and New York City.
04 Dec 2014

here's No Place Like Rome

In Rome this week, thousands hit the streets against state-enforced austerity and for "home, income, dignity for all!" This cartoon is in solidarity with the thousands who braved horrific police violence, and in particular with the youth whose hand was blown off by a firecracker during a battle with police.
13 Apr 2014

Expect Us

Parody of Shepard Fairey's Obama poster created in solidarity with Anonymous in its support of Julian Assange and Wikileaks.
07 Feb 2011
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