The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.
In this week’s featured cartoon, Adam Zyglis hits out at the “not-guilty” verdict for Kyle Rittenhouse in the Kenosha shootings case. Rittenhouse had previously been charged with killing 2 civilians and seriously injuring another on 25 August 2020, during the unrest that followed a black man’s killing by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse had pleaded self-defence.
Argentine cartoonist Alejandro Becares, also known as “Becs”, illustrates the controversy around the apparent disappearance of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, who had previously accused China’s former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault.
Dave Brown takes a dig at the Boris Johnson government after its announcement to reform current rules for Members of Parliament taking on “second jobs”. The proposal, BBC reports, comes amid “sleaze” allegations against several Tory MPs.
Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff draws a parallel between the Israeli government and apartheid South Africa, after Israel designated 6 Palestinian civil society groups as “terrorist organisations”. Israel’s treatment of Palestinians has drawn comparisons with South Africa’s erstwhile apartheid regime. The cartoon comes at a time when a huge controversy has erupted over ‘Miss South Africa’ organisers’ refusal to boycott the Miss Universe pageant in Israel. The South African government wanted the organisers to pull out in protest against Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.
Harry Burton on the increasing demand for Covid-19 antigen tests in Ireland amid “confusion” over government subsidies and criticism against the country’s National Public Health Emergency Team for apparently reversing its position on antigen tests.
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