• Duru Theater Shutdown
    Attacks Against Theater

    In what is a reversal of a decades old policy, the Turkish Ministry of Culture refuses to give financial aid to private theaters that supported the Gezi Park protests and that stage plays that violate the public’s general morality. Turkey columnist and author Tarik Günersel explains the situation.

    Read more...

  • Click image to enlarge
    Cartoon: Putin vs Klitschko

    Former boxing champion Vitali Klitschko has been plucked by the Western media as the new face of Ukraine’s opposition. Political cartoonist Marian Kamensky (Austria) weighs in on this clash of titans.

    Read more...

  • Click on image to enlarge
    Cartoon: North Korea

    Political cartoonist Marian Kamensky (Austria) takes a look North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and his disruption of the country’s longstanding power structure.

    Read more...

  • Fairy Tales
    Cartoon: Fairy Tales

    “The Geneva agreement.” Today’s cartoon is by Shlomo Cohen (Israel). Sampsonia Way’s Cartoons section features cartoonists from around the world whose work offers unique political and social commentary, as well as sharp wit.

    Read more...

  • Malmierca
    Malmierca or Death: We Will Overcome!

    Rodrigo Malmierca, Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, declared last month that, on the island, there would never be elections involving parties other than the Cuban Communist Party. If the legal route to a multiparty system is closed, what should Castro’s opponents do now?

    Read more...

  • Tsunami a Visual Poem
    Let’s Liberate the American People!

    In this column, which makes use of cinematic jump cuts, Tarık Günersel writes about the dangers of a solid relationship between Erdogan’s government and the United States. From Erdogan’s “Islamofascist” views to the USA’s historic meddling in Turkey, Günersel’s critique is delivered with sharp wit.

    Read more...

  • Mohamed Morsi
    Morsi in Prison

    “Mohamed Morsi, who served as president for a year, was not capable of leading a country like Egypt—especially after a revolution that effectively toppled a dictator who had ruled for 30 years.” Writer and Egypt columnist Hamdy El-Gazzar on the ousted Egyptian president.

    Read more...

  • Mohamed Morsi
    Morsi in Prison (Arabic Text)

    “Mohamed Morsi, who served as president for a year, was not capable of leading a country like Egypt—especially after a revolution that effectively toppled a dictator who had ruled for 30 years.” Writer and Egypt columnist Hamdy El-Gazzar on the ousted Egyptian president.

    Read more...

  • Aleph
    Notes on Leaving

    “When you face up to those in power you always do it from the periphery, whether you are in a neighborhood in Maracaibo, a housing estate in Valencia, a university in Caracas, or in any other part of the world.” Venezuelan writer Israel Centeno on exile and the ongoing struggle with having left.

    Read more...