Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was accused of promoting communist-style propaganda posters on Friday, which promote her $93 trillion Green New Deal.
“Surprise! I am thrilled to announce the launch of our #GreenNewDeal art series with custom Bronx & Queens GND posters,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “The Bronx edition poster will be given for free as a limited release to the public at our Pelham Bay Nature Day & Backpack Giveaway in the Bronx tomorrow.”
The tweet included two posters that many claimed looked like Soviet-era propaganda.
“These posters push us to imagine our future with a Green New Deal in two of our beloved NY-14 parks: Pelham Bay & Flushing Meadows. All our #GND posters are made in the US, union-printed & will be available for purchase soon, but available at organizing events now,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “Bronx & Queens art is where we’re starting, but we aspire to release custom #GreenNewDeal art for local communities across America. We are also working on a line of GND reusables! The first 250 prints will be released at Family Nature Day tomorrow, where we’re doing park tours.”
Here are some of the reactions that critics online had of her posters:
“This looks awful similar to Soviet era propaganda,” Pradheep J. Shanker tweeted, adding: “Just saying.”
Jeryl Bier tweeted: “I wonder if it was a conscious decision to use a World War I Victory memorial as the centerpiece for @AOC’s #GND poster?”
Charlie Kirk tweeted: “Why does this seem like something the Soviet Union would post throughout the Red Square?”
Derek Hunter tweeted: “Communists, fascists, and socialists love their posters. People may suffer and die, but there will be state-sanctioned ‘art.'”
Tom Rogan tweeted: “These posters have a weirdly Soviet/Maoist/NoKo quality to them.”
Jon Nicosia tweeted a photo of Soviet propaganda and wrote: “Similar vibe.”
Harry Khachatrian tweeted: “@AOC shares Soviet Union inspired propaganda posters to promote her ‘Green New Deal.'”
Ian Miles Cheong tweeted a photo of her posters in red and wrote: “Fixed that for you.”