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.
The words: “DIRECT ACTION” are in bold above a group of determined and jubilant people of different races and ages. They raise their fists, hold a megaphone, and lift up a sign that says: WE TARGET ELITES. Smaller bold text on the top and bottom of the image states: “Reclaim resources from the war industry, reinvest in life-giving institutions, repair collaborative relationships with the earth and people around the world. We know there are many individuals and systems that uphold U.S. militarism, but we believe that political and corporate elites are ultimately responsible for endless wars. We focus our energy on taking away their power, and dismantling their systems.”