Introducing Freedom Funnies – ‘My Name is Samia Halaby’

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This is the first in a monthly series of comics Ethan Heitner will be producing for Mondoweiss. Heitner is freelance illustrator and cartoonist who also volunteers with Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel. More of his work can be seen on his website, and in the magazine World War 3 Illustrated. He can be contacted at [email protected] and he’s available for hire!

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This is fantastic. She is absolutely right. You can not have an art show with people who shoot children. Israel gets a free pass in the US not because its policies are any different from the old South Africa, but because of the identities of the oppressors and the oppressed.

Fantastic. i’d never heard of Samia Halaby til today. and i love this comic. excited about the new series by Ethan Heitner, love it.

thank you

Oh my this is seriously subversive. Consider: “The goal in my heart is a secular Palestinian state, led by the working class”. Sentiments shared by Buber and Einstein from about 70 years back.

This is truly amazing for the fact that it gives art a face and a voice,,, I have personally known Samiah Halaby, she is such a giver and speaks the truth, her art is beyond words, I once sow her art at Made in Palestine Gallery near 11th Ave,,,art is… Read more »

If you haven’t seen Samia’s work before, I can’t encourage you more to check out her art and her political work. Samia was a co-founder of al-Awda NY and the NY Committee to Defend Palestine, and has done an incredible amount to encourage and support Arab and Palestinian artists, writers,… Read more »