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Land Day in posters: a retrospective of the 1980s

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Palestinian Land Day posters serve as a monument to the movement they represent. These vibrant graphics weave together images of nature and politics into a tapestry that is a testament to resilience. Like the bloodied kuffieyah print flower that breaks through barbed wire in the 1983 Land Day poster, these depictions promise life beyond barriers.

Below are the Palestinian Land Day posters  from 1980-1989.

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Land Day, ca. 1980. (Image: Palestinian Liberation Front)
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Land Day, 1981. (Image: FATAH-Palestinian National Liberation Movement)
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Land Day, 1982. (Photo: Abd Almouty Abozaid/ Al Saiqa)
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Land Day, 1983. (Image: Marc Rudin/PFLP-Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine)
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Land Day, ca. 1984 (Image: Muwaffaq Mattar/PLO Unified Information)
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Land Day, 1985. (Image: Abed Abed El Hameed/PLO Unified Information)
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Land Day, 1986. (Image: Sliman Mansour/Al Fajr)
Land Day, 1987. (Image: Naji al Ali)
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Land Day, ca. 1988. (Image: Ghazi Inaim/PPSF-Palestinian Popular Struggle Front)
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Land Day, 1989. (Image: DFLP-Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine)
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  1. clenchner
    clenchner on March 30, 2012, 10:02 am

    Would be cool to find posters from Rakah/Hadash, the political leadership of the original Land Day protests in Israel.

  2. annie
    annie on March 30, 2012, 10:56 am

    o my goodness. this makes my heart burst. thank you so much allison.

  3. seafoid
    seafoid on March 30, 2012, 12:57 pm

    The 1984 one is wonderful. And the wheat is getting stronger every year.

  4. Henry Norr
    Henry Norr on March 30, 2012, 2:02 pm

    Very nice, Allison. Are these from a larger collection, and is it available online somewhere, or did you dig them up one by one?

  5. Blake
    Blake on March 30, 2012, 2:39 pm

    Never Forget!

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