New 2024 Edition with color cover art, better binding, and a new foreword
Written by Ricardo Levins Morales in 2007 after another assault on Gaza, we have re-issued this pamphlet to help make sense of current events – and to offer this contribution towards pointing the way to a just peace in Palestine.
Lihish’ta’weel – a composite of words meaning “transformation” in Arabic (tahweel) and Hebrew (lihishtaneh) – in essence represents a movement for two Rights of Return: for Palestinians to return to places that were stolen from them, and for Jews to return to the expansive roots of Jewishness that have been stolen as well, both with equally devastating results.
The full text is also available as a PDF formatted for on-screen reading here. Reproduction is permitted for noncommercial uses.
108pp zine/pamphlet: $10 each
Featuring the olive tree from Ricardo’s “Jewish Solidarity With Palestine” poster, this button is an expression of support for everyone to wear.
Made during the 2023 attack on Gaza.
In the long tradition of anti-Zionist Jews who ask, “If Not Now, When?” this image adds to the chorus of Jews opposed to occupation and apartheid.
Three hands pull back barbed wire to reveal a path to an olive tree, its branches forming a raised fist. The Israeli apartheid wall sits in the background. The text is in English, Hebrew and Arabic.
Also available as a poster.
Those who know hardship and persecution well are often in the best position to struggle alongside others who face it. Anti-Zionist Jews comprise a large and powerful portion of the movement to end apartheid and occupation in Palestine.
Jewish solidarity with Palestine… If not now, when? Three hands pull back barbed wire to reveal a path to an olive tree, its branches forming a raised fist. The Israeli apartheid wall sits in the background.
The text in this poster appears in English, Hebrew and Arabic.
Here is your free, printable monthly calendar for January 2024. This month features a portion of the poster/card Jewish Solidarity With Palestine, a vision of interfaith solidarity and liberatory struggle in light of the ongoing genocide in Gaza. To read more about the history of Zionism and possibilities for a just peace for Jews and Palestinians, check out Ricardo’s pamphlet Lihish’ta’weel, which also features this art.
The monthly calendar is a simplified, complementary version of the Ricardo Levins Morales Liberation Calendar, featuring historical dates and a mix of new and old artwork, printable for use in your office, school, or you-name-it. It’s a great teaching tool, whether for in-person or distance learning. Our 2024 edition of the Liberation Calendar is still available and if you like the free calendar page, we think you’ll love the Liberation Calendar.
Click here or below to download the PDF.
Here is your free, printable monthly calendar for March 2023. This month’s art features RLM’s poster “Environmental Justice.” From last month’s disaster in East Palestine, Ohio, to the current struggle for community control of the “arsenic triangle” in the East Phillips neighborhood here in Minneapolis – environmental (in)justice spans the rural-urban divide and demands we address its connections to capitalism, economic inequality and policing.
The monthly calendar is a simplified, complementary version of the Ricardo Levins Morales Liberation Calendar, featuring historical dates and a mix of new and old artwork, printable for use in your office, school, or you-name-it. It’s a great teaching tool, whether for in-person or distance learning. Our 2023 edition is available at the link above.
Click here or below to download the PDF.
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Welcome to the Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio Online Store
This site features artwork I’ve created over years to encourage the laughter, hope, love and anger that move us toward a better world. Many were made for and within the labor and social justice movements of our time. They can be gifts, educational materials, morale boosters, appreciation awards, organizing tools, courtship displays and many other communication purposes. Most posters are 11″x17″ but some are larger format. Many pieces are on button pins or note cards too.
Our shop also produces custom button pins at bulk prices – your design or ours! RLM Art Studio is a union shop, a proud member of The Newspaper Guild/CWA Local 37002.
This hopeful poster featuring text by Aurora Levins Morales gives a contemporary take on the Exodus that encompasses people of all tribes.
“They say that other country over there, dim blue in the twilight, farther than the orange stars exploding over our roofs, is called peace, but who can find the way? This time we cannot cross until we carry each other. All of us refugees, all of us prophets. No more taking turns on history’s wheel, trying to collect old debts no one can pay. The sea will not open that way. This time that country is what we promise each other, our rage pressed cheek to cheek until tears flood the space between, until there are no enemies left, because this time no one will be left to drown and all of us must be chosen. This time it’s all of us or none.”
In this poster, an elegant, black and white design with text illustrates the relationship between peace and justice:
The fruit of peace, high and bright on the bough / It can be gathered when washed by the cool reviving rains of justice / Only then.
This poster commemorates and celebrates solidarity activist Rachel Corrie. This brave young woman died while defending a Palestinian home from demolition by the Israeli Defense Forces in March, 2003. Her name became known around the world amongst anti-Israeli-apartheid activists and others.
The words in this poster come from Rachel’s last emails home to the United States.
A multi-color screen print, this poster about strength, dignity and sacrifice belongs on many a solidarity activist’s wall.
“My Palestinian friends are a good example of how to be in it for the long haul. I know that the situation gets to them… I am nevertheless amazed at their strength in being able to defend such a large degree of their humanity – laughter, generosity, family time – against the incredible horror occuring in their lives and against the constant presence of death… I spent a lot of time writing about the disappointment of discuovering the degree of eveil of which we are still capable.
I should at least mention that I also discovering a agree of strength and basic ability for humans to remain human in the direst of circumstances – which I also haven’t seen before. I think the word is dignity.”
Israel’s 2006 all-out military assault on Gaza and Lebanon unleashed painful historical memories.
This poster stylistically spins off Pablo Picasso’s famous painting Guernica, a reaction to Germany’s casually devastating bombing of the Basque town of the same name during the Spanish Civil War.