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Department of Defense Pinata

This print is a part of the Dissenters’ portfolio and booklet, DE-MIL-I-TA-RISE.

Dissenters is a movement organization leading a new generation of young people to reclaim resources from the war industry, reinvest in life-giving institutions, and repair collaborative relationships with the earth and people around the world. They are building local teams of young people across the country to force institutions to divest from war and militarism, and reinvest in what our communities actually need. From campuses to congress, they are building grassroots power to cut off war elites once and for all.

In an effort to lift up this important work, Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative organized the DE-MIL-I-TA-RISE portfolio and booklet for use in Dissenters organizing campaigns, popular education projects, and cultural programming.


A piñata of an eagle’s head with the letters: “D.O.D.” is shaking. Large exploding shapes frame the image.  Dollar signs and confetti are falling out of the piñata to the chagrin of an Uncle Sam figure who is holding the piñata’s string off to the side. A globe shape made of longitude and latitude lines is below, which receives the falling dollars. The words: “HOUSING, EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE, THE GREEN NEW DEAL” are inscribed in the globe.