SILENCING THE ARTIST WILL NEVER SILENCE THE ART

Image ‘Copyleft’ by Carlos Latuff


Carlos Latuff is not a stranger to smear campaigns against himself, not even to death threats:  When Carlos was asked about the open call to “assassinate him, he said “Of course, we can expect anything from IsraHell. If they can carry on “selective killings” of Palestinians, and carpet Beirut with tons of bombs murdering hundreds of civilians, what is the big deal about “neutralizing” one cartoonist in Brazil? Death threats, cheap attempts to terrorize me, however, will not prevent me from supporting Palestinians in their struggle against brutal Israeli occupation. The most that Likud creeps can do is silence me with a bullet, but they will never be able to silence my art.”

  
I am proud that Carlos is an Associate of DesertPeace. His works speak volumes in support of People’s struggles throughout the world, especially the Palestinian Cause.The latest smear campaign against him took place this week in Australia. There are obviously a bunch of morons that do the ‘monitoring of neo-nazi groups. They do not know the difference between the far right and the far left as can be seen here; Anti-racism campaigner Cam Smith, monitoring neo-Nazi groups, said the graffiti drew a comparison between Israel and Nazism. The graffiti was “probably from the far left.”
  
There is no doubt in my mind that the graffiti in question is the work of far right zionists. It has no connection to the Left or to Carlos Latuff.
 

Cartoonist: Northcote graffiti’s not mine

 by Suzanne Robson

  • Carlos Latuff says he has nothing to do with the graffiti.

Carlos Latuff says he has nothing to do with the graffiti.

  • The graffiti.
  • The graffiti.

     

    A BRAZILIAN cartoonist and Palestine sympathiser has denied any role in anti-Semitic graffiti in Darebin which features his name.

    Graffiti including a Nazi swastika inside a Star of David and the words “Israhell” and “latuff” have been scrawled on bins in Northcote, Fairfield and Clifton Hill.

    Leftist Brazilian political cartoonist Carlos Latuff, whose pro-Palestine cartoons have featured in Australia’s indie media websites, said “he had never associated Judaism with Nazism in his cartoons”.

    “It’s about the State of Israel, imperialism, land grabbing, you name it, but nothing, nothing related to Judaism,” he said.

    Mr Latuff said it wasn’t new that his name and cartoons, would be used in “crude photomontages around the web, just for accusing me of anti-Semitism”.

    B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission chairman Tony Levy said the graffiti was “obviously” anti-Semitic because it featured the Star of David.

    “This is something we are appalled at, not least because of the number of Holocaust survivors who would be distressed by it,” he said.

    His group would take action to remove the graffiti. Mayor Diana Asmar said she had been alerted about the graffiti and the council would remove the tags at the affected Darebin properties.

    “We are a community that is proud of our cultural diversity, I’m disappointed that someone in Darebin would be involved with small-minded rubbish such as this,” she said.

    Anti-racism campaigner Cam Smith, monitoring neo-Nazi groups, said the graffiti drew a comparison between Israel and Nazism. The graffiti was “probably from the far left.”

     

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    4 Comments

    1. mary said,

      September 11, 2009 at 08:19

      Amazing…
      that Carlos would be silenced, is impossible. He is one of the most genuine and dedicated people in the world to the cause of Justice and truth, and people like that just can’t be. His work has been powerful and will be one day considered alongside that of Kathe Kollwitz for its importance in human rights struggles.
      that they would TRY to do it is expected.
      that this graffiti is not his is clear, look how sloppy it is!

      and especially, it was so slick of Israel to choose to put the star of David on it’s flag! the symbol of the State is thus protected from any kind of graphic criticism because it will be interpreted as against Judaism.

      Besides.. I didn’t think Anti Semitism was against Judaism anyway… anti-semites (according to the common conception of this illbegotten term) are only against people who consider themselves to be identified as Jews. Many Jews have no connection whatsoever to the religion.

      when concepts are mixed together in a messy way, all that is left is for people to say… oh, i don’t get it…leave me out, and they go back to watching American Idol or X Factor or playing with their video games. … far away from the events of the world.

      viva Carlos Latuff!!!

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    4. Mr. Roboto said,

      September 11, 2009 at 16:07

      It is impossible to be a supporter of Palestinians and be antisemitic at the same time. Those two ideas contradict one another. Palestinians are Semites.


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