Frederick Theodore “Ted” Rall III (born August 26, 1963) is an American columnist, syndicated editorial cartoonist, and author. His political cartoons often appear in a multi-panel comic-strip format and frequently blend comic-strip and editorial-cartoon conventions. The cartoons appear in approximately 100 newspapers around the United States. He was President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists from 2008 to 2009.
Rall draws three editorial cartoons a week for syndication, draws illustrations on a freelance basis, writes a weekly syndicated column, and edits the Attitude series of alternative cartooning anthologies and spin-off collections by up-and-coming cartoonists. He writes and draws cartoons for the website anewdomain.net and is the editor-in-chief of the satirical news website skewednews.net.
He is an award-winning graphic novelist and the author of non-fiction books about domestic and international current affairs. He also travels to and writes about Central Asia, a region he believes to be pivotal to U.S. foreign policy concerns. In November 2001 he went to Afghanistan as a war correspondent for The Village Voice and KFI Radio in Los Angeles. He returned to Afghanistan in August 2010, traveling independently and unembedded throughout the country, filing daily “cartoon blogs” by satellite.
7:00PM, Tuesday, September 29, 2015, Great Hall for $5
People are asking how they can support the fight against the LA Times/LAPD, and police corruption and censorship of the press.
Thank you for asking! I can’t win without you. Here are some ways you can help.
You can sign the petition demanding my reinstatement at the LA Times.
Write a letter to the editor of the LA Times. They haven’t been publishing them, but they do read them.
Keep spreading the word on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Reddit and other social media. Silence and obscurity are the big enemies; powerful institutions like the LAPD and LA Times count on people’s attention spans being short.
Write to media outlets that ought to be covering this story, but haven’t been. Don’t be like the LAPD. Be polite! Prime suspects include:
Charles M. Blow, NY Times columnist
Democracy Now with Amy Goodman
KFI Radio Los Angeles
NPR Morning Edition
NPR All Things Considered
NPR – On the Media
Columbia Journalism Review
Don’t feel limited by this list. These are just outlets that seem like obvious candidates.
I’ve just lost my job, and legal battles are time-consuming and expensive. If you’d like to help financially, there are several things you can do:
You can buy my new book about Edward Snowden.
Or buy one of my older books.
Or make a tax-deductible donation via the Palast Fund. (Yes, I really do get the money.)
If you’re an editor or know one, you can commission me to draw something, or write something, or speak about something for money. I do all sorts of things! And I’ll travel anywhere. I’ve designed wedding invitations, tattoos, you name it. I need work.
Mike Lynch: “Who will the police or the politicians come after next? What editor will they convince to not only fire another cartoonist or writer — but also publicly humiliate them with a damning editorial in their publication? This kind of collusion of power to go after creative people is not tolerable and not what this country is about.”
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