Che for the Facebook Generation

by Jennifer Collins

In my post about the high-contrast Che graphic, I wrote that it has become the all-purpose symbol for revolutionary movements ranging from environmental campaigns to anti-austerity protests, adding that I’ve never seen it used by netziens. I was, therefore, amused to see that Jim Fitzpatrick, the artist behind the graphic, had reworked the image for the Irish anti-ACTA and SOPA campaign:

The Irish Government passed the SOPA bill on March 1st (see a Guardian article on the issue here) and a campaign is underway to have it repealed. But it’s obviously very difficult to have a law repealed once it’s on the satute books. I wonder if we’ll see any anti-SOPA Che posters at the demos.