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Encyclopedia > Mike Flugennock

Mike Flugennock is an anarchist artist from Washington, DC. He is best known for his political posters, which he and others paste cross DC and in other cities around the country. He is relatively well-known, and his work has received coverage in the Washington Post on several occasions. He also did the cover art for the October 2002 edition of The Progressive magazine, as well as designed one of the event posters for the Operation Ceasfire events held on September 24, 2005. Anarchism is a generic term describing various political philosophies and social movements that advocate the elimination of hierarchy and imposed authority. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... ... The Progressive is an American monthly magazine of politics and culture with a pronounced left-of-center perspective. ...

His work is noted for it's universal criticism of government figures, recent subjects of criticism have been both President George W. Bush and the Democratic Party; the former for his domestic and foreign policies, the latter for what he claims is its inability to provide a true, progressive alternative to the Republican party. During the Clinton era, most of his posters were critical of Clinton's military actions, and policies such as NAFTA, the Communications Decency Act, and the Defense of Marriage Act. More recently, he has been critical of Democrats such as John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States and former governor of Texas. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... Nafta or NAFTA may refer to: an acronym for the North American Free Trade Agreement an acronym for the New Zealand Australia Free Trade Agreement the town/Tokyo of Nafta, Tunisia This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... The Communications Decency Act (CDA) was Title V of the United States Telecommunications Act of 1996. ... The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA is a federal law of the United States passed by Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton on September 21, 1996. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947), was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, as the wife of President Bill Clinton. ...

In addition to national politics, Flugennock is often critical of DC politicians, and he has made several posters criticizing Mayor Anthony Williams, whom he depicts as a rat. Anthony A. Williams (born July 28, United States politician who has served as mayor of Washington, DC since 1999. ...

Much of his art is extremely provactive, sometimes to the point that it would be deemed offensive by many. He has several posters which feature topless females, and bottomless males. He also has a poster which depicts Iraqis in Fallujah chanting "Four more years" with the burnt corpses of the Blackwater USA employees who were killed there on March 30, 2004 in the background. Blackwater USA is a United States private military contractor and security firm based in North Carolina. ...

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