Shahid Mahmood

Shahid Mahmood grew up in Pakistan. He was the editorial cartoonist for the national newspaper in Pakistan, Dawn. His work has appeared in numerous International publications including the Guardian, Huffington Post and Courrier International. Shahid’s work was viewed by world leaders at the 1997 APEC Conference, enjoyed by John F. Kennedy Jr., and managed to continuously enrage Benazir Bhutto. Shahid is internationally syndicated with the New York Times Press Syndicate; has work archived at the Museum of Contemporary History in Paris; and has been “Designated High-Profile” on the US Government's No-fly List. His web page is:

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Emphasizing COVID-19’s Asian origins during a pandemic undermines the obligations we have towards our fellow citizens. (Photo: Marco Cantile/LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, April 16, 2020
I Am Not a Virus
Early March my family and I travelled for spring break to Orlando. COVID-19 had not yet morphed into the crisis it has now become for Canada. At the time of booking, my concerns were not so much about catching the virus but more about getting into the United States. Since 9/11, I had not travelled...
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Aerial view as demonstrators march during a national strike and general demonstration called by different workers unions on November 12, 2019 in Santiago, Chile. On Sunday, Government announced it has agreed to start the process to write a new Constitution for the country, which is one of the most repeated demands by the demonstrators since October 18. (Photo by Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images) Views
Friday, November 15, 2019
Welcome to Chile: One of Latin America's Most Unequal Countries
Following 9-11 many editorial cartoonists, myself included, tried to make sense of the tragic events. My work criticized US foreign policy and the ensuing, heavy-handed military interventionism that followed. As a result, I was denied boarding a domestic Air Canada flight in 2004. I also began to...
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Greta has been adamant we need to listen to the science and adhere to regulatory practices. Sadly, the only thing Greta has provided is a platform for politicians to conceptualize the seriousness of it all. (Photo: Andreane Williams/CBC/twitter) Views
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Painting Over Greta
It is incredible that Greta Thunberg’s fight for our climate began with a solitary school strike outside the Swedish Parliament in August 2018. And now, that singular act of protest by a fifteen-year-old has spread - involving millions of students world-wide. Currently in California she declined an...
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Friday, October 24, 2014
Harper and Malala
Ian Fleming famously wrote, "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times, it's enemy action." The day Malala Yousafzai was to be conferred with an honorary Canadian citizenship, a Canadian soldier was shot dead at the War Memorial on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Two days before Malala...
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Friday, September 09, 2011
This Is NOT September 11th
The “ Treachery of Images ” (1929) is a painting by the Belgian artist René Magritte. The painting shows a pipe. Below it, in fine cursive script, the famous caption reads: " Ceci n'est pas une pipe " -- or, " This is not a pipe ". Magritte tells us the painting is NOT a pipe, but rather an image of a pipe -- the painted pipe is merely a representation. Magritte adds that had he captioned the picture with, " This is a pipe ," he would have been dishonest.
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Monday, December 31, 2007
The Dream that was Benazir Bhutto
"There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile." - Marcus Aurelius
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