Friday, January 02, 2009

Fat American - From:

Fat American seem to be operating a similar setup to Ban T-Shirts, featuring left-wing political designs about the environment, war, and US foreign and domestic policy. They've recently collaborated with popular blog Stuff White People Like on this very cool design, featuring things from the list of stuff white people like. It's available in a choice of black or grey, with the added bonus of glow in the dark ink. Things from the list that appear on the shirt include: # 100 Bumper Stickers # 84 T-Shirts # 82 Hating Corporations # 64 Recycling # 61 Bicycles # 48 Whole Foods and Grocery Co-ops # 40 Apple Products # 32 Vegan/Vegetarianism # 12 Non-Profit Organizations # 11 Asian Girls 100% of the profits from this tee are going to be donated to Children Of The Night, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting children between the ages of 11 and 17 who are forced to prostitute on the streets for food to eat and a place to sleep. Fat American also champion the Zapatista cause, which has become something of a recurring theme here on Thunderfrogs. Note the "EZLN" text in the smoke from Subcomandante Marcos' pipe. This next tee is a great design, and in my opinion a worthy cause. Here the USA is portrayed as a skull-headed octopus, South America being freed from it's tentacled grip by a popular uprising (and a big pair of scissors). The text translates roughly as "Close the school of assassins! Never again! Enough is enough!". "The US Army School of Americas (SOA), based in Fort Benning, Georgia, trains Latin American security personnel in combat, counter-insurgency, and counter-narcotics. SOA graduates are responsible for some of the worst human rights abuses in Latin America. In 1996 the Pentagon was forced to release training manuals used at the school that advocated torture, extortion and execution. Among the SOA's nearly 60,000 graduates are notorious dictators Manuel Noriega and Omar Torrijos of Panama, Leopoldo Galtieri and Roberto Viola of Argentina, Juan Velasco Alvarado of Peru, Guillermo Rodriguez of Ecuador, and Hugo Banzer Suarez of Bolivia." All profits from the sale of this shirt are donated to SOA Watch.

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