Alto a los BombardeosPrimary Artist: Terry Forman

Created: San Francisco Collective, 1985.  Produced for Casa El Salvador Farabundo Marti.

Medium: Silkscreen

Dimensions: 17.5″ x 20.25″

In El Salvador, the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) was fighting a national liberation war against the US backed military government. The US provided billions of dollars in equipment and training to the military, as well as military officers to both train and take part in government’s decision making. US trained government death squads terrorized and murdered civilians including prominent clergy from the Catholic Church, and forcibly recruited child soldiers. The US supplied aircraft from which Salvadoran government pilots dropped 500 and 750 pound antipersonnel, napalm, and white phosphorus bombs on the civilian population in the hope of depriving the FMLN of their civilian supporters. This was a strategy of coercion and intimidation the US perfected in the Vietnam War.

Image: Image: Drawing of salvadorian woman, with fists in the air, shouts resistance to war planes dropping bombs on her village.

Words: Alto A Los Bombardeos, ¡U.S. Fuera de el Salvador!

Color: dark brick red ink on white paper

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