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FIA Reinstates the Bahrain Grand Prix
 

FIA Reinstates the Bahrain Grand Prix

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has reinstated the Bahrain Grand Prix, in spite of the protests in Bahrain earlier this year, and the violent repsonse of the government to end the demonstrations. Although reports of violence continue, the chairman of the Bahrain International Circuit claims that 'stability has returned'.

06 Jun 2011



Comments

As usual, stunning!

15 Jun 2011

EXCELLENT CARTOONS MIKE,my vote

10 Jun 2011

GOOD.... formula!!!

09 Jun 2011

Thank you from the people of Bahrain ,
On Thursday, the seventh of April 2011 the police attack on the Bahrain Formula and arrest 30 staff and employees .

The doctors , teachers , students , MP , human right activist , workers , childern , woman , youths and even the old man in Bahrain arrested -like this man http://on.fb.me/kVJsxV-.

Thank you again Mike Flugennock.

09 Jun 2011

Thank you for helping Bahrain people

09 Jun 2011

thank you from Bahrain

09 Jun 2011

thanks v m

09 Jun 2011

Thank you very much Mike from all oppressed Bahraini people

Q
Do you know that a quarter of workers in the circuit are in prison because of their political views?!

Thank u again Mike

Regards

08 Jun 2011

thank u so much : )

08 Jun 2011

very very good - thank u sp much - l like it so much - Very expressive

08 Jun 2011

Thanks

08 Jun 2011

Thank u sir, <3 god bless u

08 Jun 2011

thank you for showing the real its really great work thanks again keep going your pin could change a lot of things by showing the truth

08 Jun 2011

I like it,,, Thanks Mr Mike

08 Jun 2011

You are absolutely right Saudi & USA have are responsible about the crimes in Bahrain and their hands are full of Bahraini blood.
Very good, and thanks from Bahrain.

08 Jun 2011

Many many thanks from the people of Bahrain.

08 Jun 2011

very good, thank you

08 Jun 2011

It's really an excellent Carton and has been photographed with accuracy the Suffering of Bahraini people with his regime and the accepting for the bahraini regime to run the race of Formula 1 in Bahrain is reward for the Bahraini regime for his Repressive violations of freedom of expression and worship and shed his blood and his beliefs.
Thank for you and another thanks for your Paint brush.

07 Jun 2011

Amazing to see this cartoon had such an impact. It's the best thing that can happen to you as a cartoonist (right, Mike?), and as editor I'm very happy that our site was the one to publish it. This is exactly what Cartoon Movement is here for!

07 Jun 2011

Wow, looks like I've really hit a nerve with this one. Honestly, I had no idea.
Thanks to everyone for all the big ups and solidarity, both here and on my Twitter feed.
For anyone out there who's interested, a higher-resolution version at 11x17 inches can be downloaded from the page at http://sinkers.org/stage/?p=872 .

07 Jun 2011

Thank you from all bahraini blood

07 Jun 2011

wow well done i like it

07 Jun 2011

This truly reflects the blindness of those who cheer for Grand Pix in Bahrain. People are being massacred in Bahrain and there are others dancing on their bodies.

07 Jun 2011

SUPER "LIKE" & IT'S RIGHT

MANY THANKS FROM BAHRAIN PEOPLE

07 Jun 2011

Thank you very much for your support of the Bahraini people. Bahraini citizen

07 Jun 2011

thank you from our heart

07 Jun 2011

"Ok , why you think in negative way,.."

Oh, jeez... (sigh)... As all of us know, there are certain things which are common and universal, which bind people of all nations and cultures into a common humanity. For cartoonists of all nations, that binding universality is that one person out of thousands who looks at one of our cartoons and goes, "uhhh... I don't get it."

Alright, then, from the beginning, for that one viewer out of thousands: The Bahraini regime has, for many months now, been engaged in a brutal, bloody crackdown on public protest and dissent -- shooting unarmed protesters in the streets, suppressing bloggers and other journalists. What's especially appalling about this is that this brutality is being carried out with the assistance of Saudi troops using weapons sold to them by the USA -- while, at the same time, the USA is collaborating with NATO in a military campaign in Libya, ostensibly meant to "free" it. (yeah, I can hear peoples' heads exploding from here)

Meanwhile, back in Bahrain, the bloody crackdown against dissent continues, but the FIA -- presumably fearful of lost profits -- has decided to reinstate the Bahrain Grand Prix despite the continuing state violence against citizens. The chairman of the Bahraini racing organization hosting the Grand Prix, his nipples exploding with delight, commented on how business is back to normal (no doubt thanks to brutal state repression) and asserted that "stability has returned" -- if, by "stability", he means that the regime has, for now, succeeded in threatening, bullying and brutalizing the population into submission.

Y'know, it's always been said that if a cartoonist has to explain one of his cartoons, the cartoon has failed to make its point, but this one should be a no-brainer to anyone who's even halfway followed the news out of the Middle East and North Africa since January.

Jeezus. I need a drink...

07 Jun 2011

Ok , why you think in negative way, this is my view http://yfrog.com/ca705p

06 Jun 2011

Congratulations! It's an excellent cartoon.

06 Jun 2011

MY BIGGEST VOTE YET!

06 Jun 2011

Ooops, damn, wrong URL. The Artists Speak Out piece is at http://tinyurl.com/3egh2ce .

05 Jun 2011

Hey, gang, I've just seen where this was picked up by Artists Speak Out, at http://sinkers.org/stage/?p=872 .

I'm actually pretty surprised, the Grand Prix event's kind of an obscure subtopic inside the overall issue of the Bahrain crackdowns. Olympic and World Cup boycotts usually get all the press, but Formula One...?

05 Jun 2011

Good, I like it.

05 Jun 2011

Good one, Mike. You've got my vote as well.

04 Jun 2011

very good Mike, my vote!

04 Jun 2011

Yeah, yeah, I know... they don't say "gentlemen, start your engines" in Formula One. Just a little artistic license. Gimme a break.

04 Jun 2011

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