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What Is Non-Violent Direct Action? [Wrapper Title]

By [WAR RESISTERS INTERNATIONAL] MUKAI, Kou

Osaka: War Resisters International Japan Group, [1975]. Pamphlet. "...digest of the first part of an article entitled 'A Note on Contemporary Violence,' which first appeared in Japanese in the collection Anakizumu to Gendai [Anarchism and Our Times]... Translation by Wat Tyler of the Libero International Editorial Collective [...] an English-Language magazine focussing on issues concerning anarchism in Asia, also published in Osaka" (from inside front cover). OCLC 2 copies (Swarthmore, IISH). Oblong 12mo. Staple-bound mimeographed wrappers; 42pp. Fine.

$75.00

Archive of 121 broadsides, leaflets, and mailers, ca 1985-2004
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Archive of 121 broadsides, leaflets, and mailers, ca 1985-2004

By STEWART, Joffre

[Chicago: by the author, c. 1985-2004]. Ephemera. A likely unique collection of Stewart's highly eccentric broadsheet poems and screeds, which he has distributed on street-corners, poetry readings and through the mails at least since the late 1950s, when he received a cameo in Allen Ginsberg's Howl as a man "...with big pacifist eyes / sexy in their dark skin passing out incomprehensible leaflets." Stewart was an interesting peripheral figure in the Beat scene, even running for President in the Beatnik Party's 1960 "Anti-Candidate" campaign. Through the Sixties and Seventies Stewart's political discourse began to move further to the margins, ultimately crystallizing around his central issues of pacifism, anti-statism, and (especially) a virulent anti-Zionism, a stance which has earned him a reputation as an anti-Semite and gotten him banned from many public forums around Chicago. Stewart however insists that his anti-Zionism is not racist in origin; on the contrary, "..to be an anti-Zionist does not exclude Jews...some of the best anti-Zionists, some of the strongest speaking anti-Zionists are Jews...as a pacifist, I'm more harmless for Jews than Jews are to each other!" (interview with the author, City Table Review, 2007). Such statements notwithstanding, many of Stewart's broadsides bear highly provocative headlines such as "Let Us Destroy the Jewish State!;" "Denounce the Jewish Chauvinist Censorship at Autonomous Zone!" (Autonomous Zone was a Chicago anarchist community center from which Stewart was banned in 1994); and "Jewish Chauvinism is alive and threatening in the IWW." While it is probably not accurate to describe Stewart as an "unappreciated" figure - his notoriety in Chicago radical circles is alive and well - it is certainly true to say that his writings have yet to receive the sympathetic attention they deserve. This is doubtless a result, foremost, of their incomprehensibility (and occasional outright offensiveness); but one can also point to their eccentric appearance - resembling, on their surface, the sort of frantic conspiracy warnings typically distributed on the street by homeless psychiatric patients - and their very local, very ephemeral mode of distribution. Aside from his one published poetry collection (Poems and Poetry, 1982) Stewart's writings appear to be essentially uncollected in American institutions, and we find only a single example of his self-distributed work represented in OCLC. This archive represents what is quite likely the most complete collection of Stewart's street-writings ever to be assembled, providing a keen insight not only to the author's life and work, but to the development of popular anarchism and African-American political protest in Chicago from the Reagan era onwards. A comprehensive (though by no means complete) archive of street-writings and leaflets by the Chicago anarchist street-poet and soapboxer Joffre Stewart (b. 1925), assembled over a period of thirty years by a collector and acquaintance of Stewart's. Format generally broadsheet, on either legal or letter-sized copier paper (i.e., 11" x 8.5" or 14" x 8.5"); a few larger or smaller. Xerographically reproduced, generally printed both sides of sheet; a few items multi-page, bound with corner-staples. Many pieces undated, or dated with Stewart's own dating system based on "the Year of the Bomb." Also includes three mailings with envelopes hand-addressed and extensively hand-lettered by Stewart, all dated 2004. Condition generally about fine; two pieces possibly incomplete (but not definitively so; see note below).

$2500.00

Poster: No More Nuclear Victims! Tell the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. - Nuclear Moratorium Now!
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Poster: No More Nuclear Victims! Tell the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. - Nuclear Moratorium Now!

By [PACIFISM] CARZO GRAPHICS (design)

Philadelphia: Mobilization for Survival, [1979]. Poster produced by Mobilization for Survival, a national coalition of peace and justice groups based in Philadelphia, who advocated for denuclearization and an end to the arms race. The group states their demands, above silhouettes of nuclear cooling towers and missiles of various sizes: Stop research, production and use of nuclear weapons; stop operation and construction of nuclear power plants; guarantee adequate heating fuel for the poor during the winter. Not found in OCLC, though we note an example held at OMCA. Original illustrated poster, offset printed in three colors on yellow stock, measuring 45.5cm x 58cm (ca.18" x 23"). Old folds smoothed out, tiny pin-hole to upper margin, with a short tear at lower edge, and holograph local contact information pasted at lower right corner; Very Good+.

$125.00

There Is Some Shit We Will Not Eat - STRIKE
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There Is Some Shit We Will Not Eat - STRIKE

By [NEW LEFT]

Cambridge: The Old Mole, [1970]. Paperback. Tabloid issued as extra #3 by the Cambridge-based newspaper The Old Mole, printed during the Harvard student strike in 1969-1970. The tabloid opens into a poster detailing the schools throughout Massachusetts and around the country that are on strike, the repression of Blacks, a discussion n the use of violence, and the ongoing conflicts in Vietnam and Cambodia. Rear wrapper details the effects and goals of the strike. Uncommon; not separately cataloged in OCLC, though we note a copy held at UCLA. Tabloid-sized bifolium (44.5cm); illustrated newsprint wrappers; [4]pp. Light wear, toning, and a few short tears and creases to extremities; Very Good+.

$250.00

Broadside: "6 Million Victims. The Children of Vietnam: Based on Hospital Records, One-Fourth of the Wounded Civilians in South Vietnam are Children Under 12"
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Broadside: "6 Million Victims. The Children of Vietnam: Based on Hospital Records, One-Fourth of the Wounded Civilians in South Vietnam are Children Under 12"

By [NEW LEFT] [VIETNAM WAR] [MCGOVERN, George]

N.p.: S.i., [1972]. Anti-war broadside drawing attention to the attrocities perpetrated on Vietnamese children by American servicemen during the war. Upper half reproduces a photograph of two children, bloodied and bearing facial burns; the lower half features a quote by U.S. Presidential nominee George S. McGovern: "In the name of Humanity and all that is decent, let us end the bombardment of Indochina: Let us bring our prisoners and troops home: Before we lose the sould of our nation." Not found in OCLC. Original photographic broadside, offset printed in black on white stock, measuring 21.5cm x 35.5cm. Mild handling and scattered dust-soil, with a few faint creases and short tears to extremities; Very Good.

$75.00

Stop the Draft. Washington March 22
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Stop the Draft. Washington March 22

By [PACIFISTS - GRAPHICS] TREMAIN, Kerry (design); Mobilization Against the Draft

New York & Washington: Mobilization Against the Draft, 1980. Ephemera. Striking graphic produced for the anti-conscription rally in Washington, D.C. of March 22, 1980 - a seminal punk-era event that attracted more than 30,000 marchers, many of them young men of high school age who had been mobilized by President Jimmy Carter's proposal to reinstate Selective Service for all U.S. males age 18 and older. The design, striking in its graphic simplicity, marks a clear shift away from the political graphics of the Sixties and Seventies towards a more postmodern, industrial aesthetic that would become a hallmark of much 1980s graphic design. Scarce; not at CSPG; OCLC one copy only (Museum of Modern Art). Offset lithographed poster in colors, 60cm x 45.5cm (ca 24" x 18"). Slight edgewear, with small closed tear and crease at upper right margin (away from central image); Very Good.

$300.00

April 24 March on Washington to Bring All the Troops Home Now
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April 24 March on Washington to Bring All the Troops Home Now

By [NEW LEFT]

Washington DC: National Peace Action Coalition, 1971. First Edition. Paperback. Attractive example of this tabloid created by the National Peace Action Coalition (NPAC) for the April 24, 1971 anti-war mobilization in Washington, D.C. The NPAC, controlled by the Socialist Workers Party and its offshoots, aimed for the mobilization to bring together a wide array of forces, though they vehemently opposed the employment of any tactics that went beyond legally-permitted protest. The center of the tabloid features a large map of Washington, D.C., with a key denoting rally points, dispatch centers, movement centers, and listing events of special interest. Rear wrapper features a list of upcoming demonstrations and events, highlighting the role of the NPAC, and providing a list of local PAC's. OCLC notes a single holding (U.Virginia). Tabloid-sized bifolium (44.5cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; [4]pp; illus. Mild toning to extremities, with a few short tears to margins; Near Fine.

$400.00

Impeach Johnson [with] Impeach Nixon & 1967 [Signed and Dated]
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Impeach Johnson [with] Impeach Nixon & 1967 [Signed and Dated]

By [NEW LEFT / COUNTERCULTURE] WEEGE, William

[Madison, Wisconsin], 1967. First Edition. William Weege was an integral figure in the golden age of printmaking in Madison, Wisconsin, where he first began learning the techniques of both commercial and artistic printmaking as an undergraduate. While working part-time as a film stripper for the local Litho Publications, Weege was also producing protest posters which he put up around campus, though "Students and others in the community found the posters so appealing that they were removed as fast as they were put up" (Colescott, p. 114), leading Weege to discover that he could make money from his artistic output. Both images here would be issued in Weege's "Peace Is Patriotic" portfolio (also 1967), though these impressions appear to have been made independently as they are on different paper and have slightly different dimensions. These are likely proofs, pulled while the portfolio was in production (but not so identified). Each signed and dated "67" in pencil at bottom of image. (See Warrington Colescott, "Progressive Printmakers" (1999), pp. 113-115.). Diptych comprised of two original silkscreen posters, each approximately 60x44cm, printed in red or black on card stock. Faint finger soil and marginal wear else Near Fine. Each signed and dated in pencil, lower right.

$750.00

Poster: Evacuation Would Be Impossible. Mobilize For Survival. Rally May 27
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Poster: Evacuation Would Be Impossible. Mobilize For Survival. Rally May 27

By [PACIFISM] ARTWORKS (design)

New York: Mobilization for Survival, [1978]. Poster produced by Mobilization for Survival, a national coalition of peace and justice groups based in Philadelphia, who advocated for denuclearization and an end to the arms race. Planet Earth prominently featured at center, swallowed by a large mushroom cloud in the background. Not found in OCLC, though we note an example held at OMCA. Original illustrated poster, offset printed in four colors on white stock, measuring 40.5cm x 55.5cm (16" x 22"). Mild handling to extremities, faint corner crease and a tiny tear to upper edge, with a staple hole toward upper margin; Near Fine.

$150.00

Washington Nov. Days: Join the Mobilization, November 13-15
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Washington Nov. Days: Join the Mobilization, November 13-15

By [NEW LEFT - NEW MOBILIZATION COMMITTEE]

[Washington, D.C.]: New Mobilization Committee, [1969]. Paperback. Tabloid issued in advance of the November, 1969 March on Washington, designed and printed in support of the event by the Antioch Bookplate Co. of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Front wrapper features an uncredited illustrations of a flock of doves in flight directly above the White House; rear wrapper supplies a list of area restaurants, movement center programs, a short list of bookstores, emergency contact information, and other instructions for those attending the weekend's events. Centerfold comprised of a large, two-color map of Washington, D.C., over-printed with the slogan "We Come In Peace," and a key listing the locations of reception and movement centers, assembly areas, bus routes, and rally sites. Rare; OCLC notes a single holding at Wisconsin Historical Society. Tabloid-size bifolium (42cm); illustrated newsprint wrappers; [4]pp; illus. Mild toning to extremities, two old folds, else Near Fine.

$450.00

Peace Could Be Groovy
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Peace Could Be Groovy

By [COUNTERCULTURE - GRAPHICS] CENEDELLA, Robert (design)

New York: Yippy, 1971. First Edition. Ephemera. Rather early poster commission by the artist and art-world provocateur Robert Cenedella. Cenedella is perhaps best known for his 2018 lawsuit against five American art museums, in which he alleges that museums and private gallerists have been co-conspirators in denying certain artists -- including himself -- mainstream success. The current design, delightfully unironic, reproduces the insignia of the United Nations in day-glo colors, with psychedelic typography at lower 1/3 of image. Apparently uncommon; we find no catalogued examples in OCLC; not in the on-line catalog of the OAC. Original machine lithographed poster in colors, 72cm x 58cm (ca 28-1/2" x 22-1/2"). A few minor edge-creases, but a bright, unfaded, unworn example, Near Fine (A-). Unbacked.

$400.00

Let's Face It...Massive One-Day Demonstrations Aren't Enough...More's Needed to End the War...We Have To Stay...Now
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Let's Face It...Massive One-Day Demonstrations Aren't Enough...More's Needed to End the War...We Have To Stay...Now

By [NEW LEFT] [PEOPLES COALITION FOR PEACE & JUSTICE]

Washington DC: Peoples Coalition for Peace & Justice, [1971]. First Edition. Paperback. Scarce promotional item for the 1971 "Mule Train To Wall Street," an event intended to coincide with the great Mayday Tribe march on Washington, described by some observers as the most poorly planned direct action of the Vietnam era. The action ended with the arrest of some 7,000 marchers before the event even got underway. Contains a list of movement centers, calendar of events, an outline of what the PCPJ hoped to accomplish, legal and medical advice, and a 6.5" x 7" map of the city. Not found in OCLC. Tabloid-sized bifolium (38cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; 4pp; illus. Some light wear and dust-soil, with a few tiny tears to extremities; Very Good+.

$250.00

[Poster] Peace Is Patriotic / Bill Weege Graphics, Sept 30 - Oct 12 Wisconsin Union Theater Gallery
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[Poster] Peace Is Patriotic / Bill Weege Graphics, Sept 30 - Oct 12 Wisconsin Union Theater Gallery

By [NEW LEFT / COUNTERCULTURE] WEEGE, Bill [William]

[Madison]: Wisconsin Union Theater Gallery, n.d. but 1967. First Edition. Original silkscreen poster printed in black on thick white stock (53.5x53.5cm.); Fine condition. Exhibit announcement for a brief show held at the Wisconsin Union Theater Gallery at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. "Peace Is Patriotic," also the title of Weege's massive 1967 portfolio, is printed along the four edges of the poster, the lower middle portion depicting a young naked woman lying in a bed of daisies, her head crowned with a daisy chain. We find no examples of this poster in auction records, on the market, or in OCLC as of January, 2019, nor do we find contemporary accounts of such an exhibit having been mounted at the Gallery.

$300.00

Poster: No More Harrisburgs! In every Harrisburg there's a Hiroshima waiting to happen..
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Poster: No More Harrisburgs! In every Harrisburg there's a Hiroshima waiting to happen..

By [PACIFISM]

Washington DC: May 6th Coalition, 1979. Poster issued by the May 6th Coalition in the wake of the Three Mile Island accident on March 28, 1979. Center image features an illustration of a woman holding a baby and a crowd of people in front of nuclear cooling towers, directly above text reading: "The people put nuclear power on trial! March on Washington, Sunday May 6, 1979. Not listed in OCLC (though we note another poster with the same title); we find an example at OMCA. Original illustrated poster, offset printed in two colors on pale gray stock, measuring 47.75cm x 63.5cm (18.75" x 25"). Some wear, handling, and mild toning to extremities, pin-holes to corners, with a short tear to lower margin, and a closed puncture to upper right corner, affecting a few letters; Very Good.

$150.00

Broadside: A Father's Day Message: It's time to stop killing fathers....and sons - time to disarm America!
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Broadside: A Father's Day Message: It's time to stop killing fathers....and sons - time to disarm America!

By [PACIFISM] [FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION]

Nyack, NY: The Fellowship of Reconciliation, [1968]. Attractive broadside issued by the US arm of The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), a religious nonviolent group founded in 1915 by 68 pacifists, who claim to be "the largest, oldest interfaith peace and justice organization in the United States." The contents, reproduced from their appearance in the New York Times (June 16, 1968) and Los Angeles Times (June 23, 1968), came closely on the heels of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination. Beside photographic portraits of Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and John F. Kennedy, the broadside calls the abolition of small artms, and for American citizens to disarm themselves: "But Americans have permitted a climate of violence to grow in their society. They have allowed advertising to fill their television screens with simple-minded glamorization of violence, and pressure groups to block legislation that would make it harder for sick men to possess the weapons of murder." Listed are an "honor roll of self-disarmers," suggestions for how one could get on the honor roll, and a mail-in pledge card at lower right corner. Scarce; not found in OCLC, though we note an example held in the Martin Luther King, Jr. collection at Beloit College. Original photographic broadside, offset printed in black on white stock, measuring 36.75cm x 55.75cm (14.5" x 22"). Old folds, BOSS Archives rubber-stamp at upper right margin, else Near Fine.

$400.00

Defend the Gainesville Vets
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Defend the Gainesville Vets

By [NEW LEFT - GRAPHICS] [COHEN, Peter G.]; Vietnam Veterans Against the War Defense Committee

N.p.: Vietnam Veterans Against the War, 1973. First Edition. Ephemera. Poster sold as a fundraiser for the defense of the Gainesville Eight, a group of Florida Vietnam veterans who were accused (on dubious evidence) of conspiracy to disrupt the 1972 Republican National Convention in Miami Beach. All eight defendants, including the reputed ringleader Scott Camil, were eventually acquitted. A rare poster, and this is a lovely, fresh example. Not catalogued in OCLC; we note only one institutionally-held copy (Library of Congress). Original offset lithographed poster in colors, 56cm x 43cm (22" x 17"). Fine, fresh, apparently unused example.

$450.00

Poster: Light Up New York Harbor For Peace. Liberty Not War - Keep Our Harbors Nuclear-Free
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Poster: Light Up New York Harbor For Peace. Liberty Not War - Keep Our Harbors Nuclear-Free

By [PACIFISM]

New York: Coalition for a Nuclear-Free Harbor / Staten Island Disarmament Campaign Coalition, 1986. Poster produced by the New York-based Coalition for a Nuclear Free Harbor, promoting a July 4, 1986 event billed as "an alternative to the July 4th parade of warships led by the Battleship Iowa, flagship of the proposed NY nukeport." Not found in OCLC. Original illustrated poster, offset printed in colors on white stock, measuring 45.5cm x 60.75cm (18" x 24"). A few faint folds smoothed out, staple holes along left and right margins, with a few faint creases and small stains; Very Good.

$100.00

Poster: Neutronenbom? Nee [Neutronbomb? No]

By [STUDENTEN RAAD DRIENERLO] LEEUWERK, Edwin de

[The Netherlands]: Alfa, 1977. Original photographic poster (64x47cm.) printed offset in dark blue and red on glossy white stock; faint horizontal fold, the whole rather wrinkled, else Near Very Good. Issued the year of the nuclear arms race during which the United States was developing the neutron bomb, this anti-nuclear weapon poster depicts the body of a young girl sprawled in the middle of a deserted city street. OCLC locates one copy as of July, 2017, at the IISH, though with slightly differing dimensions.

$200.00

Why Wars Must Cease
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Why Wars Must Cease

By YOUNG, Rose, ed.; Carrie Chapman Catt, Jane Addams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, et al., contrs

New York: Macmillan Company, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (19cm.); publisher's blue gilt-lettered cloth; 156pp. Light shelf wear at spine ends, a hint of foxing to preliminaries, else Near Fine. Includes essays by ten female contributors.

$25.00

The Miracle of Living
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The Miracle of Living

By BALCH, Emily Greene

New York: Island Press, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Slim octavo (21cm.); publisher's pale grey-green cloth, paper plate mounted to upper cover lettered and ruled in green; xi,[1],51pp.; illus. Cloth rather dampstained, especially at upper cover, textblock subsequently cockled from exposure to damp. A Good or better copy of a rather uncommon title. Poetry collection a leading member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Balch would be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946.

$40.00

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