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Draft Resistance Posters and Graphics

Click the thumbnails for full-size images, or the links below for printable PDFs.
(Scroll down or click here for historical posters from the prosecutions of draft resisters in the 1980s.

Refuse to Register. No Registrar. Conscripcion No.

Fred Moore for the National Resistance Committee, 1980; the same font was used for the masthead of Resistance News. We've been told many times that one of the Chinese characters is incorrect -- possibly a diminutive ("be a small soldier") rather than a negative ("don't be a soldier")? But nobody has yet provided us with a corrected version. We're open to editing the master image, if you can explain what needs to be fixed and provide replacement character(s) in matching calligraphic style.

Don't Register.

James Groleau, 1981. PDF

We Are Your Children. Support Draft Resistance.

James Groleau, 1981. PDF

Feminists Say: Stop The Draft

Yolanda V. Fundora, 1980

Don't Register For War

United Street Artists, Boston/Cambridge, MA, c. 1982. PDF

Don't Register For War

United Street Artists, Boston/Cambridge, MA, c. 1982. PDF

Don't Register For War

United Street Artists, Boston/Cambridge, MA, c. 1982. PDF

Slave Labor Is Illegal. Resist Draft Registration.

United Street Artists, Boston/Cambridge, MA, c. 1982. PDF

Draftees of the World, Unite!

Carlos A. Cortez for the IWW, c. 1965

This is your final warning.... Either register for the draft, or climb into the paddy wagon!

Mike Keefe, Denver Post, 1982


[Non-exclusive rights to the use of these posters by the National Resistance Committee were donated by the artists. Printed copies of most of these posters and others were donated by the NRC to the All Of Us Or None collection at the Oakland Museum of California. Some are also held by the University of Michigan library, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, and have been exhibited at Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco.]


Historical posters against draft registration and the prosecutions of draft registration resisters in the 1980s

Stop the Draft

Poster for local protest and civil disobedience on the first day of draft registration (organized by BAARD and the Clamshell Alliance, Boston, MA, 21 July 1980)

Women's Pentagon Action: Stop The Draft

"Stop The Draft." Women's Pentagon Action poster by Yolanda V. Fundora, 1980

Protest Draft Indictments

Poster by Brushfire Graphics for one of several protests in Boston, MA, in response to the first indictment of a nonregistrant. There were protests in more than 100 cities and towns nationwide after the indictment of Ben Sasway, San Diego, CA, 30 June 1982.

Sit-In at Selective Service

Poster for sit-in at the Selective Service System headquarters, Washington, DC, 18 October 1982

Skull with mushroom cloud and SS eyes

Stencil of Selective Service death's head with mushroom cloud and "SS" eyes painted on and around Selective Service headquarters, Washington, DC, 18 October 1982

Resist Draft Registration. Come to Ed Hasbrouck's Trial.

Poster by Elizabeth Davidson Boyer (with cartoon by Mike Keefe) for the trial of Edward Hasbrouck, Boston, MA, 15 December 1982

Convicted: Six Men for Refusing to Register with Selective Service

Poster by James Groleau for the sentencing of Edward Hasbrouck, Boston, MA, 14 January 1983

Together We Are the Seeds of Resistance

Poster by Elizabeth Davidson Boyer for an "Affirmation of Peace" after the trial of Russell F. Ford, Hartford, CT, 14 April 1983

Wanted for Refusing to Kill

Poster with photo by Paul Pearce for the trial of Andy Mager, Syracuse, NY, 8 January 1985


Leaflets about draft registration, draft resistance, and the military draft:

The titles of the leaflets link to the HTML versions for reading on the Web. The links following each title are to alternate versions in PDF format (for printing as two-sided, three-fold leaflets) and in OpenOffice/LibreOffice or Wordperfect document format for you to be able to modify for your own use, such as to add contact information for a local organization.


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