While checking the news this week, I saw the latest reports of abusive police behavior at the Occupy Wall Street protest camp in NYC. A crowd of about 80 marchers were surrounded by police and "kettled" with a bunch of dayglow orange plastic netting and kept corralled while being maced and pepper-sprayed prior to their arrest.
At the same time, though, I caught the heartening news that the Occupy Wall Street protests had expanded to Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles and Dallas (there may have been more since this cartoon was done, but I haven't heard yet).
Waste water and the drought that has exposed some of the peoples.
This cartoon started out as a critique on the death penalty in the wake of the execution of Troy Davis, but I'm entertaining the idea of adding more chapters like 'Peace' and 'Trade' to give a more complete overview of human civilization (edition 2011).