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Bradley Manning’s trial begins: War Porn poster

June 1st is an International Day of Action to Support Bradley Manning. After 3 years imprisonment, his court martial/show trial begins June 3rd.

I’ll be posting flyers and posters with specific details of events in Australia tomorrow. Here’s an initial general poster advertising the day of action.


Details for actions in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney are covered. Planning an action elsewhere? Drop me an email and I’ll pop a flyer and poster together for your event supporting Peace Hero Bradley.

Read Bradley Manning’s full statement to the court here.

via One Bean: Bradley Manning’s trial begins: War Porn poster.

via One Bean: Bradley Manning’s trial begins: War Porn poster.

Soviet Propaganda Art- Part 2

Examples of Stalinist Posters & Political Art (1930-1953)


S. M. Luppov, Sports Games at a Stadium (1927)


Youth Must Fly (1934)


V. N. Yakovlev, Construction Workers Writing a Letter to Stalin (1937)


A. A. Deineka, Defending Sebastopol (1942)


Kukryniksy, The Fascists Leaving Novgorod (1944)


I. A. Laktionov, Letter from the Front (1948)

Soviet Propaganda posters – Patriotic Images

The propaganda of the USSR was working hard to inspire the people with pride in their country and confidence in the future.

via Soviet patriotic posters pictures · Russia travel blog.

via Soviet patriotic posters pictures · Russia travel blog.

Soviet Accident Prevention Posters c.1920s: Slideshow

Soviet Accident Prevention Posters slideshow c. 1920s:

via YouTube.

via YouTube.

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters, 1929-1969

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters, 1929-1969

Dad, do not drink’, Д. Буланов, 1929

Stop’, П. Соколов-Скаля, 1929

‘Down with the drunks! Saying out loud’, И. Янг, 1929

‘From the midst of labor would drive drinkers!’, И. Янг, 1929

‘Remember. When you drink your family is hungry’, 1930

Н. Дени, 1930

‘It’s a shame!’, Н. Вележаева, 1958

‘…And they say that we are pigs!’, А. Мосин, 1958

‘Eradicate this evil!’, Н.Терещенко, 1959

‘Not a Drop’, B. Reshetnikov, 1961

‘From the midst of labor would drive drinkers!’, В. Говорков, 1966

‘For your health…?’,Е.А. Каждан, 1969

via Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters, 1929-1969 – Retronaut.

via Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters, 1929-1969 – Retronaut.

When the reds turned green: Mao poster reveals Irish link

Irish-Chinese propaganda poster is puzzling the auctioneers

A CHINESE propaganda poster that celebrates both the 1916 Easter Rising and Chairman Mao’s Communist Party has turned up for sale in London this week.

The Bloomsbury Auctions sale of artefacts from 20th century China includes a vivid red poster featuring a portrait of Mao above a group of armed Irish rebels, with the Tricolour flying alongside the flag of China.

The poster refers to the “54th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising” and the first anniversary of the “Historic Ninth National Congress of the Communist Party of China”.

Although no date is mentioned, both anniversaries occurred in 1970. It has not yet been possible to establish who produced the poster or where it was used.

A slogan exhorts viewers to: “Uphold the True Spirit of The Irish Revolution! Uphold Great Marxism-LeninismMao-Tsetung Thought!”

Mao Tsetung (now generally spelt Mao Zedong) established communism in China and ruled the country from the end of the second World War in 1945 until his death in 1976.

During Mao’s rule, lurid propaganda flourished and was presented in many formats including posters, films, books, drawings, handicrafts, paintings, photographs, paper currency, prints and sculptures.

The “Irish” poster is part of a collection of propaganda material amassed by an American collector. A spokeswoman for Bloomsbury Auctions said “the collection was put together over many years and the collector travels to China regularly and buys there too”.

But the Irish poster is puzzling the auctioneers who specialise in selling rare books and manuscripts. The unnamed collector bought the poster in New York and believed that it must have been “produced in Ireland, based on the type of paper used and the fact that no one has ever seen another copy or even heard of such a poster”.

Unusually, the poster does not bear the name of the organisation in Ireland that made it. The collector “regards it as extraordinarily rare, if not unique”, the spokeswoman said.

The poster, with a pre-sale estimate of £1,000 to £1,500, will go under the hammer on Thursday.

via When the reds turned green: Mao poster reveals Irish link – The Irish Times – Tue, Oct 02, 2012.

via When the reds turned green: Mao poster reveals Irish link – The Irish Times – Tue, Oct 02, 2012.

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