The Socialist Worker reviews the latest work by Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff and offers this observation:
Like many artists, Latuff advocates unconditional freedom of expression – a stance that has led him to take positions that Socialist Worker disagrees with.
But accusations of antisemitism levelled against him by the right are baseless. Latuff’s work stands firmly in an anti-imperialist and anti-racist tradition.
Funny, but the Socialist Worker didn’t happen to mention that Latuff won Second Prize and $4,000 in the Iranian Holocaust Cartoon Contest. (Nice spending money there, comrade!) Nor did the Socialist Worker note that Latuff published a cartoon accusing Jews of murdering homeless people in the streets of São Paulo. (The cartoon, which shows the bottom half of an Israeli solider with a baton dripping with blood, a distorted Star of David, and two homeless dying on the ground, reads: “The end of the hungry in São Paulo. Nazism has passed. The swastika now has a different form.”)
And, I guess the Socialist Worker has a unique take on what constitutes taking a firm stand “in an anti-imperialist and anti-racist tradition.”