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The Business of America is War…

Inspired by multiethnic, multiracial, intersectional activism of the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968, which brought over 50,000 protesters to D.C. to demand an end to poverty, librarians and artists at the DC Public Library have created a portfolio of prints exploring the urgent issues of 1968 and 2018 from a local perspective.

 

A brush and ink drawing of the map of the U.S.A., converted into a kind of floating war bomber. A hatch in the bottom part of the map opens to let fall a myriad of bombs, which target some unspecified countries below. Above, the text: “The business of AMERICA IS WAR.” A red to yellow rainbow roll gradient is the background.



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