The Fist is Still Raised

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Logo designed in 2013 by Sean Doran and Ellen Graham for a Halifax, NS based movement to unionize coffee shop workers. Screenprinted instances printed by Shay Enxuga.

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A logo used by IDT Telecom, Inc. to market a phone card which will "revolutionize" the way you use a cell phone, apparently.

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IWW newsletter image from Free Speech Fights, 1909.

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"Free All Political Prisoners" is likely by, or at least inspired by, the Black Panthers' Ad Hoc Committee to Free All Political Prisoners. Image from Michael Rossman's All of Us of None archive at the Oakland Museum, curated and managed by the…

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Art Front published from 1934-1937, and it was a dual venture of the Artists' Committee of Action and the Artists' Union. The cover of the Nov. 1934 first issue of Art Front shows both the logo of the Artists’ union, a fist holding three…

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Poster by by Nedeljkovich, Brashich and Kumarich, to encourage subscriptions to the Industrial Worker, which publishing in Spokane, WA as the voice of the Western branches of IWW.

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The logo made for the 2013 Dyke March in NYC by artist and RISD professor Cat Stephens.

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Fists evident in the WPA/FAP archives are not only connotative of holding tools and showing labor power in a strike, but also conjure the fist of justice held up but the Statue of Liberty – certainly not an oppositional image.

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The poster “Civil Liberties in War Times,” was made in 1940 by WPA artist Christopher DeNoon for a lecture by Max Werner, then editor of The Nation . The poster shows “an armored gauntlet clenched in a fist,” suggesting power controlled by…

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A pin reading "Bigots Beware!" made by the Committee of Lesbian and Gay Male Socialists. Pin's donor figured it must be from pre-1982, when that group dissolved.

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