Tuesday, November 11, 2014
San Francisco Print Collective
The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee
San Francisco, California
November 11th is Veterans' Day, when too many politicians give lip service to Veterans, while the statistics reveal a reality of obscene neglect. In 2009, the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans estimated that between 130,000 and 200,000 veterans are homeless on any given night.
America's homeless veterans have served in World War II, Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, Lebanon, Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), Operation Iraqi Freedom, or the military's anti-drug cultivation efforts in South America. 47 per cent of homeless veterans served during the Vietnam Era. More than 67 per cent served our country for at least three years and 33 per cent were stationed in a war zone.
As this poster asks: Why do our taxes support war but not the people who fight it? When will we ever learn?
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Friday, November 7, 2014
The Berlin Wall--which had divided East and West Berlin for nearly 30 years--fell on November 9, 1989, 25 years ago this weekend. The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) began construction of the fortified barrier in 1961 to prevent East German citizens from defecting.
There are many dramatic photos of West Germans pulling parts of the wall down with hammers and machinery, but the wall's actual demolition by the East German military didn't begin until June 13, 1990 and was not completed until 1992. The fall of the Berlin Wall paved the way for German reunification which was formally concluded on October 3, 1990.
As the world commemorates the destruction of one wall, other walls continue to be erected: The Separation Wall (also known as the Apartheid Wall) being built by Israel in the Occupied West Bank, and the border wall being erected between the U.S. and Mexico. When will we ever learn.
CSPG's Poster of the Week by Lex Drewinski plays on both the headline N.E.W.S. made when the Wall fell, and the East-West divide. It shows how after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, there was no longer an "East" as the majority of people living in East Germany wanted the freedom and lifestyles symbolized by the West.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Paid for by: Clinton·Gore '92
Little Rock, Arkansas
On Halloween eve, an even scarier date approaches - election day November 4.
This is one of the most imaginative U.S. campaign poster in the collection--and it really was paid for by the 1992 Clinton-Gore campaign. All the text is below. Please note how too many of the 22 year old slogans listed here haven't changed at all. Others are surprising.
If you thought the original was scary... Nightmare On Bush Street Part 2
Four More Years
Leaving theaters November 3
Trickle Down Terror!
The Trickle Down Terror Of Voodoo Economics:
· See 35,000 Private Sector Jobs Fall Victim To Bush's Recession!
· Watch In Horror As Middle-Class Incomes Plummet $1,600!
· Duck Under Your Seat As The Debt Explodes To $4 Trillion!
· Experience The Worst Growth In Fifty Years!
Blood- Curdling! Bush's Bloodcurdling Broken Promises:
· Read His Lips As Bush Signs The Second Largest Tax Increase In History!
· Gasp As The Environmental President Guts The Clean Air Act!
· Shudder As Dr. Bush Pulls The Plug On Health Care Reform!
· Tremble As The Education President Decapitates Head Start, Slashes Federal Education Funds, And Stalks Student Aid!
From The Producers Of "The Recession That Ate My Job"
Starring George Bush As The Man With A Thousand Faces
Also Starring Truth as the First Victim · Nightmare On Bush Street - Part 2
Executive Producer Ronald Reagan
Produced By James Baker
Directed By James Baker
Screenplay By James Baker
Based On A Story By Herbert Hoover
Best Boy Dan Quayl [sic.]
Gaffer Marlin Fitzwater
Filmed In Lack-O-Vision
Edited By the Far Right
Travel Arrangements By John Sununu
Stunts Coordinated By Richard Darman
Original Music By Pat Robertson and The Extremists
D Rated D for Dismal and Disappointing May Not Be Suitable For The Weak Pocketbook
Any similarity to real leadership is purely coincidental. [union bug]®
Same Old Line Cinema
· Iran-Contra Iraq-Gate State Gate Cable Television Bill RIP 10/3/92 Resurrected 10/5/92
· Emergency Unemployment Compensation RIP 10/11/91
· Family and Medical Leave RIP 9/22/92 Graveyard Vetos [sic.]
· Motor Voter Bill RIP 7/2/92
· Civil Rights Bill RIP 10/22/90
· Middle Class Tax Cut RIP 3/20/92
Paid for by Clinton-Gore '92