SISTERS!

I keep com­ing back to this theme. Fem­i­nism must be root­ed in anti-impe­ri­al­ist, anti-war con­scious­ness and action. This is par­tic­u­lar­ly impor­tant in an era when pow­er­ful women who are in or aspire to be in high gov­ern­ment posi­tions call on us to sup­port them in the name of fem­i­nism. Do we want heavy hit­ting women in key polit­i­cal places if they encour­age, sup­port, or pre­tend not to see the wars the U.S. in inflict­ing on so much of the world’s pop­u­la­tion? Is war-mon­ger­ing fem­i­nist? I don’t think so. 

This is my inter­na­tion­al­ist wom­en’s sym­bol. The many col­ored cir­cles are unit­ed and root­ed through the ver­ti­cal mul­ti-col­ored line. The cross bar rep­re­sents ter­rains far and near.

My Sister Would Never

war, peace, feminism, sisterhood, internationalism,protest,

I’ve said it else­where on this site, but feel com­pelled to repeat this mes­sage over and over. Women mov­ing into key posi­tions of pow­er under the name of fem­i­nism, then push­ing the but­tons of impe­r­i­al wars, no mat­ter what name they give those wars is an out­rage. It is not an advance of women or fem­i­nism, it is a pro­found loss. I hear women say it helps us all when women get in these places. It’s the oppo­site. We helped them get in pow­er as they claim vic­to­ry in sis­ter­hood. It’s a twist­ed mock­ery of sis­ter­hood. Let’s make it real, deep and international.

Wedding Plans

WeddingPlans

Birth­days. Funer­als. Com­mu­ni­ty events. Wed­dings. The impor­tant life affirm­ing events of any human soci­ety. Times to be cher­ished, hon­ored. The US gov­ern­ment does nei­ther, how­ev­er. Rather it sees those events as prime oppor­tu­ni­ty to seek and destroy with its high-tech weapon­ry. If we val­ue human cul­ture we must end drone war­fare.

No War

NoWar

This is not a cliché. Unfor­tu­nate­ly. We are caught in an end­less war. Our gov­ern­ment has a wait­ing list of wars as if the ones they have going now are not enough. On and on we (?) bomb, shoot, sab­o­tage, rape, poi­son, and tor­ture to serve the few. So, as an artist, I must do this poster that will be con­sid­ered by some to be a cliché, but is not.