12/12/16

World War 3 Illustrated #47 - Climate Chaos

World War 3 Illustrated #47, 160 pág., cor, p/b, Nov. 2016, $10,00 | Capa: James Romberger





















A World War 3 Illustrated, a revista americana de banda-desenhada politica e de comentário social, fundada em 1979 por Seth Tobocman e Peter Kuper, explora na sua mais recente edição, a 47, a intersecções entres duas questões bem prementes do nosso tempo: as mudanças climáticas e o racismo institucional (segundo o conceito de systemic racism, de Joe Feagin).

Publica-se o trabalho de diversos autores, entre novos e consagrados: Peter Kuper e Kate Evans ilustram histórias sobre o aquecimento global; o jornalista e activista político Mumia Abu Jamal, condenado à morte nos EUA em 1982 (entretanto, em 2011, a pena foi modificada para prisão perpétua, sem possibilidade de liberdade condicional), escreve sobre os direitos dos animais com ilustrações da Sue Coe; Steve Brodner e Robbie Conal elaboram sobre Trump; Seth Tobocman, Sue Simensky Bietila e Sabrina Jones sonham com comboios de petróleo a explodir; Songe Riddle, Rebecca Migdal e Chris Kindred denunciam a brutalidade policial; Nicolas Lampert reflecte sobre o papel da arte no protesto ao Acordo de Paris de 2015 sobre as mudanças climáticas; Weshoyot Alvitre denuncia a construção de um oleoduto na Standing Rock Reservation.  

Inclui ainda trabalhos de Josh Yoder, Ganzeer, Meg Lemieur, Wayne Curtis, David Solnit, Kat Eng, Taring Padi, Favianna Rodriguez, Jeffrey Wilson e Armin Ozdic, entre outros.

Josh Yoder
Kate Evans

Jeffrey Wilson e Armin Ozdic
Peter Kuper


Eis o editorial;

We began work on WW3 #47 in 2014 after the People’s Climate March.
We wanted to call attention to global warming which threatens life on earth.
We were inspired by the participation of artists in the march.
But this magazine is a process of discovery. Working on it,
we couldn’t avoid another inconvenient truth. Racism.
In the endless police shootings. In the placement
of dangerous fossil fuel infrastructure in black communities.
In Flint Michigan’s water crisis & strip mining in Goa, India.
At the Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota,
thousands of Native Americans are blocking construction
of an oil pipeline which threatens their water supply.
A group of them were set upon with attack dogs.
While there have been anti-pipeline protests
all over the country, few have been targeted this way.
We are at the intersection of ecological crisis
and race and class oppression.
To solve one we must confront the other.
In this issue a range of voices
hold this moment
up to the light

The Editors


Relembro aqui, a propósito, uma frase twittada em 2012 pelo próximo Presidente dos EUA, Donald Trump: The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. Escreva-se na pedra!

Mumia Abu Jamal e Sue Coe

Sue Simensky Bietila
Kat Eng
Taring Padi
Robbie Conal

WW3 isn't about a war that might happen. It's about wars ongoing - wars across the globe and in our own neighborhood, the wars we wage against each other and with ourselves.

Weshoyot Alvitre