Collections

Although our cartoonists draw about a wide range of issues, some subjects get a lot of ink. On this page, you can find the collections we have created about these subjects, grouping together some of our favorite cartoons that provide different perspectives and global coverage.

 

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Party animal Boris

Boris Johnson attended and organized several parties at Downing Street 10 during the lockdown. He is now facing calls from senior Tories to stand down as prime minister.

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Consumerism

A collection of cartoons about the acquisition of consumer goods and material wealth.

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Kazakhstan

Large-scale popular unrest in Kazakhstan this week has lead to deadly clashes between protesters and state forces. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has called for the help of Russian troops to end the protests.

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Merry Christmas

Wishing happy holidays to all with our collection of festive cartoons.

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Technology

Technology can be seen as the cornerstone of our civilization. Indeed, many regard technology as one of the defining elements of human progress. But like everything, technological innovations have a downside: new technology can have a profound (and negative) impact on the environment, on the way we behave and on society as a whole.

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The Catholic Church

The history of the Catholic Church has always been rich in controversy and scandal. As a political force, the church is a powerful and intrinsically undemocratic institution with a fair amount of influence in international politics; as a religious institution, it continues to influence the lives of millions of people on a daily basis.

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World of waste

Every year we dump a massive 2.12 billion tons of waste. 99 percent of the stuff we buy is trashed within 6 months.

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Social media

Social media have a profound impact on our lives. They have not only changed how we communicate and how we interact, they also play an ever-increasing role in politics. On the downside, spreading fake news can be used to manipulate elections, and authoritarian regimes are increasingly embracing social media as a way to control and monitor people. On the upside, social media has allowed popular uprisings to spread further and faster than ever.

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Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).  In this collection we have selected some of the best cartoons about human rights. Be sure to also see our 30 cartoons illustrating the 30 articles of the UDHR, made for the United Nations in 2018.

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Disabilities

The inclusion of persons with disabilities is an essential condition to upholding human rights, sustainable development, and peace and security, says the UN. But there is still a long way to go, say our cartoonists.

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Omicron

Yet another variant of concern has emerged. The newest mutation of the coronavirus is named Omicron.

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Violence against women

Violence against women is a major public health problem and a violation of women's human rights. Global estimates published by WHO indicate that about 1 in 3 (35%) of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.

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Black Friday

Black Friday is an informal name for the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, marking the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.