Stay Informed

In response to growing city-wide pressure, Chicagoans young and old find ways to push back against the prolific propaganda of pro-policing factions. This utilitarian piece, meant for home and shop windows, is meant to counter messaging around my block that calls on neighbors to watch and report each other to the local police. It is part of a larger thought and art project meant to problematize police-lead campaigns to increase neighborhood vigilantism, and to give the passerby pause when they think about what it means to promote community safety. 

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CATEGORY : Alternatives, Prisons

WEBSITE : http://evanagao.com

This pulp print is on Combat Paper, and the text DE•MIL•I•TA•RISEreflects the process of transforming a military uniform into Combat Paper.

1.) Liberating the cotton rag by cutting the uniform into small pieces;
2.) Pulping the rag in a Hollander Beater, which beats the cotton fibers into paper pulp;
3.) Pulling sheets of paper;
4.) A symbol of repression is transformed into a tool for expression and creativity: 
DE•MIL•I•TA•RISE  

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CATEGORY : Alternatives, War

WEBSITE : http://justseeds.org/artists/aaron_hughes/

This pulp print is on Combat Paper, and the text TRANSFORM reflects the process of transforming a military uniform into Combat Paper.

1.) Liberating the cotton rag by cutting the uniform into small pieces;
2.) Pulping the rag in a Hollander Beater, which beats the cotton fibers into paper pulp;
3.) Pulling sheets of paper;
4.) A symbol of repression is transformed into a tool for expression and creativity: 
TRANSFORM  

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CATEGORY : Alternatives, War

WEBSITE : http://justseeds.org/artists/aaron_hughes/

Aug 06, 2015 The 'All of Us or None' that fights for formerly incarcerated people

All of Us or None members travel to Selma 50th Anniversary March

The name of this exhibit ‘All of Us or None; Responses and Resistance to Militarism’ was inspired by the poem ‘This Time’ by Aurora Levins Morales.  We wanted to use a name that makes people think about how our collective survival is on the line.  While many of us experience militarism differently  -  some hold the guns while others die from them - we all have a stake in the work of building a better world.   A system that is exclusive, racist, oppressive and militarized cannot and will not last.

Jul 10, 2015 SPOTLIGHT

This poster is the result of a collaboration between myself and my friend and pen pal, Mutope Duguma. Mutope is a New Afrikan author and educator, currently imprisoned in the SHU (Solitary Housing Unit) at the Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, CA. You can read Mutope's writing here and via the San Francisco Bay View newspaper.  You can write to Mutope here: Mutope Duguma (s/n J. Crawford), D-05996, D2-107Low (SHU), P.O. Box 7500, Crescent City, CA 95532.

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CATEGORY : Prisons

WEBSITE : https://anniembanks.wordpress.com/

This banner was created by The Radical Education Project, a direct action education initiative organized by We Charge Genocide and The Chicago Light Brigade. The project aims to create a network of direct action skill sharers who are empowered to assist in the planning of protests throughout the city of Chicago. This project centers the participation of young people, but has had an intergenerational impact. This piece was created to reflect the demand for reparations for torture survivors who were brutalized by the Chicago police, as well as a demand for transformative change.

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CATEGORY : Alternatives, Policing

In memory of our visionary Michael McConnell , who had this “call for posters” in mind before he died…The poster “Push Back” is meant to remind all of us to speak up and act out against US national priorities, made alarmingly obvious in the outsized portion directed to the military in the annual budget of discretionary spending.   We can’t wait and hope for top down change—it will only come when “we the people” push back.

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CATEGORY : Alternatives

WEBSITE : www.threeartspress.com

In memory of our visionary Michael McConnell , who had this “call for posters” in mind before he died…The poster “Push Back” is meant to remind all of us to speak up and act out against US national priorities, made alarmingly obvious in the outsized portion directed to the military in the annual budget of discretionary spending.   We can’t wait and hope for top down change—it will only come when “we the people” push back.

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CATEGORY : Alternatives

WEBSITE : www.threeartspress.com

Jun 23, 2015 Community Art Responses

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