Cartoonist Michael Leunig on Palestine

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Most of my social media friends are artists. Many are politically active and the smallest human rights violation anywhere in the world will see my social media news feeds quickly fill up with their pleas and protests. But when the insane Israeli regime dramatically increases the speed of their ethnic cleansing in Palestine, where children are savagely slaughtered day after day, my protesting friends go silent! The very few that I have seen speak up are quickly bombarded with all kinds of ludicrous accusations, so they learn not to say anything about the matter again. Thankfully, there are still a few great people left on this mad planet that continue to speak for the truth, that continue to hold onto their humanity and shine a light on the inhumane monsters who walk among us. Michael Leunig is one such artist who is not afraid to lock horns with the beast that is Israel.Continue Reading

George Bush Paintings Hacker Gets 4 Years Prison

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The Romanian hacker known as Guccifer, most famous for releasing the George W. Bush paintings to the world, has been sentenced to 4 years in prison. The taxi driving hacker could spend up to 7 years in prison as he already had a 3 year suspended sentence to his name for hacking into the accounts of Romanian public figures. The 42 year old Marcel Lazar Lehel hacked into the accounts of notable people worldwide by guessing the password security questions of accounts using information easily accessible to the public.Continue Reading

I am Not an Anarchist – Rant

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Since starting up Art News Blog again I have been called an anarchist, irreverent, a misogynist, an ass, various obscenities, and probably a few other names that I just cant recall right now. I used to keep a folder of hate email that I received from all kinds of colorful people but I ended up deleting it as I thought the energy of keeping the emails was attracting more of it.. or it was encouraging me to write more offensive things so I could continue to add to my collection lol. But to be honest, I don’t know where all the hostility comes from! I could be kidding myself, but I thought I was a reasonably nice guy.. admittedly with a low tolerance for bullshit, but generally kind and considerate. Continue Reading

Shocking Scary Photographs of North Korea!

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Singaporean photographer Aram Pan has photographed one of the scariest countries on earth! North Korea, DPRK, the nuclear boogeyman, and member of the axis of evil club! And surprise, surprise, it’s not as shocking and scary as we’re conditioned to believe. The photographer’s DPRK 360 project is an attempt to capture the country as it is.Continue Reading

George Bush Paintings

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President George W. Bush was recently on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to talk about the opening of the Bush library and to give the talkshow host a portrait painting. Apart from finding it funny that George W. Bush would open a library named after himself, I found him to be quite charming.. just as many mass killers are. Here’s some funny comments from the last Bush paintings post I made..Continue Reading

George W. Bush Paintings

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After looking at the Paul Bremer paintings yesterday I thought I might have a look at the paintings of George W. Bush today. The Bush paintings were released to the public after a hacker called Guccifer hacked into the president’s email account and then posted the pictures online. The hacker has probably done Bush a favor as his paintings have generally been well received. They show a human side to a man that has killed so many innocent people.Continue Reading

Paul Bremer Art

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I’m starting to think that the conscience of those who blew the shit out of the country of Iraq might be keeping them awake at night. George W Bush has taken to painting and so has the man dubbed the American dictator of Iraq, Paul Bremer. He was head of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq for about a year and was involved in a whole bunch of controversial decisions which can be found online if you’re into that sort of thing. Continue Reading

Gina Rinehart Says Sell Government Art

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Australia’s richest person says the government should sell all its art and decor to pay for essential services. Gina Rinehart, the mining billionaire and richest woman in the world with an estimated net worth of $22 billion, must be so poor that all she has is money. I would much prefer to nationalize the mining resources and create a MASSIVE sovereign wealth fund so that future generations can benefit from the country’s vast, yet non-renewable resources. Not to let a very privileged few piss their wealth into the wind and create a platform to spout ridiculous ideas.Continue Reading

Cartoonist David Rowe at the Hughes Gallery

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Editorial cartoonist for the Australian Financial Review, David Rowe is now showing at the Hughes Gallery in Surry Hills, Sydney. Rowe’s Labor Years is a look at the madness that is politics, with a focus on the Australian left. The only things good about politics are the political cartoons and David Rowe is one of Australia’s best, if not the best.Continue Reading

Abby Martin and Peter Joseph of the Zeitgeist Movement

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I don’t support ANY movement or organization anywhere, but I do love troublemakers that poke sticks at hornets’ nests. Abby Martin of RT (Breaking the Set) recently spoke with the Zeitgeist movement’s founder Peter Joseph about crazy artists and how we’re a danger to the system that relies on submissive robot people. They’re my words not his, but basically that’s what he says ;-) Continue Reading