Solidarité avec Solidarnosc French poster with Mickey Mouse and Misha bear
This is a vintage poster of the French left-wing group Solidarité avec Solidarność (Solidarity with Solidarity) from the early 1980s. This specific copy was reproduced by the organization's regional committee in Roubaix, Nord-Pas-Des-Cales region. It pairs USA and USSR, depicted as Mickey Mouse and Misha the bear, as oppressive regimes trumping human rights in South America and Poland respectively. Misha the bear was the official mascot of the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics that were boycotted by the United States, several U.S. allies, most of Islamic nations, and the People's Republic of China to protest the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The poster is a rare example of the equation of Moscow and Washington in Western pro-Solidarity propaganda. Author unknown.
London King Street 238-246, United Kingdom
- Photograph taken by Mikołaj Kunicki