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The featured artwork is from the book “Rimonim: Ritual Poetry for Jewish Liberation” by Aurora Levins Morales. Aurora is Ricardo’s sister, and her website can be found here.

Fair Trade Goods Poster by Ricardo Levins Morales
Spot graphic from “Let All Trade Be Fair Trade” – Poster/card available here
The background image “Tlatelolco” honors the Tlatelolco massacre committed by the Mexican state against people protesting the 1968 Mexico City summer Olympics.

Both these images give context to the January 1, 1994 beginning of the Zapatista Rebellion, after the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) took effect. This year is the 30th anniversary.

More information about historical dates in January:

The Christmas Rebellion

Statue of Juan de Oñate is Defaced

The Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union

The Bread and Roses Textile Strike

CeCe McDonald released from prison, 2014

Chicago March of the Unemployed

Tortuguita/Stop Cop City

Filipino and Japanese Sugar Cane Workers Strike

After Hurricane San Ciriaco in 1899 destroyed Puerto Rico’s coffee plantings, thousands of workers were recruited to cut sugar cane in Hawai’i. This gave birth to Hawai’i’s Puerto Rican community. Poster/card: San Ciriaco

San Ciriaco - Puerto Rico Hurricane Poster by Ricardo Levins Morales


Featured Art: “Ancestors.” Poster/card available here.Ancestors - Artwork by Ricardo Levins Morales

More information about Historical Dates in February-

Greensboro Sit-ins

“Lunch Counter” – Available as a poster, card or jigsaw puzzle. This image depicts a Jackson, Mississippi sit-in.

New York City School boycotts

History of Black History Month

Japanese-Mexican Labor Association

Boldt Decision

Captain Cook and Hawai’i

Iraq War Protest Anniversary

Kelli Peterson and the GSA

West Virginia Teacher Strike

No Border Wall Drag Protest

Wounded Knee Occupation



Featured Art: Miriam Makeba. Poster/card available here.

More information about historical dates in March –

Puerto Rican nationalist attack on Congress  (1954 – 70th Anniversary)

Chicano Blowouts

“Stop Cop City” direct action destroys construction site

Needletrades strike and International Women’s Day

Alberta Schneck

The Capitol Crawl

New York Conspiracy

March for our Lives

Memphis Sanitation Worker Strike

RLM’s poster/card commemorating the sanitation worker strike in Memphis


World War II Internment Camp survivors show solidarity with 2019 family detainees



Featured art: Be a Wetland. Poster/card/button available here.

p1029 Be A Wetland
p1029 Be A Wetland

More information about historical dates in April

Amazon Unionization

Nurses protest lack of equipment as COVID pandemic grows

The Rainbow Coalition

Chairman Fred Hampton/Rainbow Coalition poster/card

“Had the Panthers followed today’s practices and looked just at the surface evidence, they’d have written the Patriots off as hopeless racists. Instead they asked why these folks were hurting: was their racism based on vested interest or had they been fooled into it. They concluded that in the big picture they all had more to gain as allies than enemies.” – From Ricardo’s 2010 blog post, Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee: a political ecology of change

Disability Rights Sit-in

Tennessee lawmakers expelled, reinstated after protesting gun violence

Freedom House Ambulance Services

Earth Day

Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance

Los Angeles 1992 Rebellion


Featured art: Heroines of Labor. Poster/card available here
Background art: “Self-Made Woman” – poster/card available here
Spot graphics from “Solidarity Across Oceans” (poster)  and “ORCA-nize!” (button)

An illustration of a woman carving herself out a mountain. Titled "Self Made Woman" by Ricardo Levins Morales.

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Make Waves Orca Button

Solidarity Across Oceans - Union Strike Poster by Ricardo Levins Morales

More information about historical dates in May-

Struggle for the Eight hour workday and International Workers’ Day

Poster/card “Eight Hours.” How would you fill in the top and bottom text to reflect the world you’d like to see?

May 1, 2006 Immigrant Rights Protests

Writers Guild of America Strike

“Orca Uprising”

Malcolm X delivers his “Who Taught You to Hate Yourself?” speech

“Jane’s Revenge”

Jackson State Shootings

Minneapolis Teamster Strike – 1934 (90th Anniversary)

Ida B Wells

Ida B. Wells Poster 

George Floyd Uprising

Third Precinct Burning

“We Feel You – From the Ancestors”: Ricardo made this poster in the wake of the uprising. Available as a poster/card.

League of the Physically Handicapped


Featured artwork: Water Music. Poster/card available here
Background art: “Naturally Powerful” – card available here

Naturally Powerful greeting card RLM Arts
Naturally Powerful greeting card

More information about historical dates in June-

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters wins recognition

Harriet Tubman and the Combahee River Raid

Harriet Tubman Poster

Angela Davis’s Acquittal

Angela Davis Poster/Card

Raid on Tierra Amarilla Courthouse

Sitka Fort Capture

Juneteenth Ports Shutdown

Vincent Chin murder and Asian-American civil rights activism

The Battle of Little Bighorn

Founding of the IWW

Stonewall Rebellion

“Families Belong Together” demonstrations


Featured artwork: Study History. Poster/card available here

Background art commemorates the 1934 Minneapolis trucker strike, which began in May and came to a head in July.

Spot graphic from: “Union Busters = Community Wreckers” poster

Union Busters - Community Wreckers - Labor Movement Union Poster by Ricardo Levins Morales

More information about historical dates in July-

Paterson textile strike

Child Labor USA - poster by Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio
Poster “Child Labor USA”

The Bicentennial Without Colonies

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Pelican Bay Hunger Strike

Black Hills decision (See also February for information about the 1980 Black Hills Survival Gathering)

The Society for Human Rights

American Indian Movement founded

1619 Polish Voting Rights Strike in Virginia


Featured Artwork: A Change Is Gonna Come – poster/card available herep979 A Change Is Gonna Come webBackground art from “World Music” – poster available here

World Music - Poster by Ricardo Levins Morales

The spot graphic, “Soy Minneapolis,” was created several years ago by Ricardo for the Minneapolis campaign for Driver’s Licenses for All. The campaign was victorious at the statewide level last year, allowing undocumented Minnesotans to drive legally without fear.

More information about historical dates in August –

Black Sex Worker Liberation Protest

Puerto Rican governor resigns after people’s rebellion

UPS Teamsters Strike 1997

Crowd takes over Montreal Pride without cops or corporations

Freedom School Convention

Murder of Michael Brown and Ferguson Uprising (2014)

World War II Internment Reparations

Nat Turner’s Revolt

Battle of Blair Mountain

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Drag Show Defense

Gabriel Prosser and Jack Ditcher’s Revolt



Background art from “Green Jobs” – poster available hereGreen Economy, Green Jobs, Green Future - Poster by Ricardo Levins Morales
Spot graphic: “Defend Public Education” – poster/card/button available

More information about historical dates in September-

1946 Sugar Workers Strike

Peekskill white supremacist riots 

Seizure of the La Boquilla Dam

Lesbian Avengers protest attempts to eliminate inclusive curriculum

Also on September 9: Attica Rebellion anniversary

Mexican Normalistas attack military base in support of 43 murdered Ayotzinapa students

1982 Environmental Racism Blockade

Beginning of Occupy Wall Street

Air Traffic Controller solidarity march

67-member Kootenai Tribe declares war on the US

Dzil Nchaa Si An/Mount Graham observatory protest

El Grito de Lares

Poster featuring Ramon Emeterio Betances, leader of the 1868 rebellion against Spain. The “PROMESA” bill in his right hand connects El Grito de Lares to present day anticolonial struggle.

US colonialism, following in the footsteps of Spanish colonialism, genocide and slavery, has been a violent and criminal interruption of the inherent freedom of Puerto Rico and its people, and an assault on everything that sustains our lives and our land.  It has caused us tremendous suffering and the loss of many lives.  It has cost us great harm to our collective health and wellbeing, the theft of our natural wealth, our work, our agriculture, and the poisoning of our culture and our ecosystem.

In the face of everything that has happened, our natural sovereignty continues to push back, for, like all living organisms, it is part of our nature to resist all harm and reject every form of violation. – excerpt from DeCLARAcion, a liberation document by Aurora Levins Morales and Ricardo Levins Morales in 2017 (English/Español)

Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries Sit-In

“No One Is Disposable” Poster

Silent Spring released


Rachel Carson poster available

Rachel Carson - Silent Spring Environmentalist Poster by Ricardo Levins Morales


Background art from “Workers’ Bill of Rights” – poster available here

Workers Bill of Rights Poster

Spot graphic is a “leaf” from “Century of Struggle,” depicting the historic AIDS Quilt as displayed on the Washington Mall starting in 1987.

Related poster: “How to Heal a Continent of HIV/AIDS
How to Heal a Continent - Africa HIV/AIDS Poster by Ricardo Levins Morales

More information about historical dates in October –

The Daughters of Bilitis

Striketober 2021

Mauna Kea Thirty Meter Telescope protests

Act UP FDA protest


Black Panther Party is Founded

John Brown’s insurrection against slavery

The I hotel protests and evictions

Women’s international Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell (W.I.T.C.H.)


The spot graphic for November is the t-shirt Ricardo and Northland Poster Collective made ahead of the “Battle in Seattle” in 1999. Ricardo drove there with boxes of shirts in a pickup truck and witnessed the historic direct actions that shut down the World Trade Organization’s meeting.

More information about historical dates in November-

Assata Shakur escapes prison

“Friend of Assata” Poster/Card

Friend of Assata - Assata Shakur Poster by Ricardo Levins Morales

Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and the FDA

Strike wins Ethnic Studies Department in San Francisco

The liberation of “The Creole”

The prevention of the Orme Dam

San Miguel de Gualdape Rebellion of 1526

The Poston internment camp strike

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)

Button: Trans People Won’t Be Erased!

Uprising of the 20,000 – Garment Workers’ Strike

Poster “Uprising of the 20,000”

Original Artwork by Ricardo Levins MoralesIndian Farmworker Strike

Arizona Border Wall section blocked

The “Battle of Seattle” WTO protests – 25th Anniversary



Background art from “Reconstruction” – poster available here

Related poster: The Gulf Solidarity Pledge

More information about historical dates in December –

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Fred Hampton assassinated

Poster: Fred Hampton

Fred Hampton, Black Panther Party Historical Poster by Ricardo Levins Morales

Antifascists Sabotage Neo-Nazis’ vehicles in DC

Starbucks Unionization

Button: I like My Coffee Union Brewed!

b791 union brewed coffee

Jackson Boycotts

Radio Free Alcatraz

Battle of Lake Okeechobee

The 1975 Minneapolis trans anti-discrimination ordinance

The United Auto Workers win recognition

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