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Katie Miranda

Katie Miranda is an illustrator, jewelry designer, calligrapher, and cartoonist living in Portland, OR. Her Arabic calligraphy jewelry and apparel are favorites of people in the Palestine solidarity community. Katie runs Palbox: a quarterly subscription box containing Palestinian goods benefiting the Northern California branch of the International Solidarity Movement. Connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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  1. eljay on June 27, 2017, 2:49 pm

    Sad but true. :-(
    But well-illustrated. :-)

    • jd65 on June 27, 2017, 9:55 pm

      Agreed. Except that down at the roots where it says Saudi Arabia it should also say Israel? I’m fairly certain for the watering/flowering/growing of Al Qaeda at least, anyway…

      • Paranam Kid on June 28, 2017, 8:43 am

        You are right, and israel is also watering/flowering/growing ISIS.

  2. Kay24 on June 28, 2017, 6:17 am

    Very appropriate. To think Saudi Arabia is pointing fingers are Qatar is laughable.

    • Marnie on June 29, 2017, 5:34 am

      “To think Saudi Arabia is pointing fingers are Qatar is laughable”.

      As tRUMP would twit – Enjoy!

      Video for trump dancing with saudis 0:59

  3. gamal on June 29, 2017, 1:20 pm

    thats brilliant, i want the tee shirt, seriously if you make some don’t forget me.

  4. lonely rico on June 30, 2017, 10:36 am

    A T-shirt sounds like a great idea Katie.
    I agree with jd65 that ISRAEL (well watered by Uncle Sam) should be down in the roots with Saudi Arabia.

  5. gingershot on June 30, 2017, 8:50 pm

    great job – your picture speaks a thousand words

    Israel*, ISIS, and Saudi Arabia – the new axis of evil in the Middle East

    *to include the Israel Lobby/Jewish Lobby in the US

  6. gamal on July 1, 2017, 7:19 pm


    “Mosul Raped and Destroyed, Not Liberated”

    its like Americans have the attention span of gnats, after the Aleppo hysteria, America is like pavlovs dog,

    “The battle for Mosul began last October. Ruthless US-led terror-bombing massacred thousands of civilians, displaced hundreds of thousands more.

    Iraq’s second largest city no longer exists. Months of terror-bombing turned it to rubble, unknown numbers of bodies buried beneath it, largely civilians – victims of US ruthlessness.

    So-called liberated areas resemble a moonscape with no visible life. The battle of Mosul was a medieval massacre. The devastating human cost remains to be revealed in full.

    Orchestrated coverup tries suppressing the horrors hundreds of thousands of defenseless civilians experienced from months of fighting – fearing US-led terror-bombing more than ISIS.

    Unstated Pentagon rules of engagement permit anything goes. Defense Secretary James (“mad dog”) Mattis dismissively said “(c)ivilian casualties are a fact of life in this sort of situation” – ignoring US high crimes of war and against humanity in all its war theaters, Nuremberg-level crimes.

    Civilians suffer most in all wars. Survival is a daily struggle. Contempt for their agony and trauma in all US war theaters reflects how a ruthless rogue state operates.”

    have you no shame

    have you seen that NRA add, America you are like the axe wielding psycho who breaks in down stairs in the early hours, you ever going to stop indulging the America myth, fuck sake stop killing us all

    • Sibiriak on July 1, 2017, 10:24 pm

      “Barack Obama urges world to stand against ‘aggressive nationalism’ “

      Former US president says countries must defend tolerance, moderation and respect for others or risk chaos and violence…


      • Keith on July 2, 2017, 12:38 am

        SIBIRIAK- ““Barack Obama urges world to stand against ‘aggressive nationalism’ “

        Perhaps a comment from you would have been appropriate. I assume that corporate flack Obama is labeling opposition to neoliberal globalization as “aggressive nationalism.” In retirement, BO is reaping rich rewards for his loyal service to the 1%. What a fraud! What a jerk!

      • eljay on July 2, 2017, 8:03 am

        || Sibiriak: “Barack Obama urges world to stand against ‘aggressive nationalism’ “ … ||

        The rapist – whose “no light between”, “unbreakable bond” and “shared common values” best friend is a wife-beater – urges the world to stand against violence against women.

    • Marnie on July 4, 2017, 12:47 am

      “its like Americans have the attention span of gnats, after the Aleppo hysteria, America is like pavlovs dog,”

      IMO, americans (except African Americans) have never experienced real suffering and nothing that comes close to the scale of the suffering that she has inflicted on other people, the majority if not all of whom are brown-skinned, not english speaking,nonchristian people. I think that explains a lot of the arrogance on display and lack of interest or empathy on the part of many americans, exemplified by the current preztadent. “The chickens have come home to roost”.

      Trump Earns Global Disapproval

      The global U.S. image takes a beating under Trump, according to a new report by Pew.

      “Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the U.S. have declined steeply in many nations,” according to the poll, an effort that spans 37 nations and has been used by Pew to track global opinion of the U.S. since 2002. In the opinion of most survey participants, the former reality star turned politician is “arrogant, intolerant and even dangerous.”

      The survey, which reached 40,447 respondents from Feb.16 to May 8, found the U.S. president is less popular than Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who also received low marks.

      Trump is also less likable than former U.S. President Barack Obama – by a significant margin. A median of just 22 percent of respondents believe Trump would do the right thing in international affairs, while a median of 64 percent thought the same of Obama during the final years of his presidency. The global confidence in Trump is similar to or worse than that of President George W. Bush in his second term.

      When compared to Obama, Trump garners more positive views in only two countries: Russia and Israel, where 53 percent and 56 percent of people had favorable views, respectively. Overall, the president’s highest support comes from Filipinos, 69 percent of whom say they have confidence in the U.S. president. In Nigeria and Vietnam, 58 percent of respondents give him high marks. Among all respondents, 55 percent consider him a strong leader.” (russia and israel – no surprise here)

      Survey Shows Global Disapproval of U.S. President Donald Trump ……/survey-shows-global-disapproval-of-us-president-donald-…

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