This free anti-war art offers a visual critique of militarism, imperialism and war. It was assembled from clip art, photos, found images, drawings and other detritus. Feel free to use these images on your social media posts and web pages to illustrate, entertain, protest, propagandize or agitate. The pictures are all free—licensed under Creative Commons for noncommercial purposes (see bottom of page for details).

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Nuclear missiles streak across the night sky

Nuclear War
I sit trembling in horror, not believing this could be happening. I know now that there is no future. This is the end.

Military general vomiting weapons illustrating wasteful military spending

Pentagon Spending
US military spending is well over three quarters of a trillion dollars. Yet the country’s infrastructure is crumbling, millions of citizens have no health insurance, schools are underfunded and one child in five lives in poverty. Meanwhile, weapons manufacturers are raking in billions of taxpayers’ dollars.

Military spending reflects our values. Family praying to missile thinks: "This seems wrong somehow…"

Values and institutions are social constructions. They were not handed down by God or created by nature. We invented them. And if they don’t serve our needs, we have the power to eliminate them.

US bomber eclipsing earth, illustrating US imperialism

The US has around 800 military bases in more than 70 countries. No other country in the world even comes close.

Missile hanging over L.A. skyline—millions live in poverty while the military squanders billions

While we squander three-quarters of a trillion dollars a year on the US military budget, those on the margins of our cities are left to fend for themselves. It may be only a matter of time before such disgraceful misallocation of resources leads to social annihilation.

Military general standing in rubble as airplanes drop bombs

Beyond Total War
Pa Ubu: “We shall not have succeeded in demolishing everything unless we demolish the ruins as well. But the only way I can see of doing that is to use them to put up a lot of fine, well-designed buildings.”
Alfred Jarry

George H.W. Bush declares victory in the 1991 Gulf War amid bombs, flames & rubble

The 1991 Gulf War
In The New World Order everyone takes orders from us. We tolerate no dissent. Don’t count on our humanitarian tendencies to temper our wrath, because we are merciless in our mission.

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