Most of these have been gleaned from homemade signs carried in demonstrations around the San Francisco Bay & Monterey Bay areas since 1/03. Send us the best you've seen in the demos you've attended anywhere, & see also the much larger collection at Signs of Peace.
On War Itself:
If war is not evil, then evil has no meaning.
War: the ignorant against the innocent.
Waging war to stop terrorism is like putting out fire with gasoline.
Why do people kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong?
The ones who call the shots are not among the shot.
More blood won't cleanse bad blood.
War is a lack of imagination.
War is a failure of government.
War is so last century.
War is always a mistake.
War is terrorism with a bigger budget.
War wouldn't be prudent.
This war will return after the commercial break.
Where does it stop?
All mothers' tears are the same.
All blood is red.
US foreign policy is collateral damage.
Kill one person & it's murder; kill thousands & it's foreign policy.
No more parentless children.
Inner city teachers against legitimizing violence.
Genius against war.
An injury to one is an injury to all.
When you fight evil with evil, evil wins.
They're selling war; we're not buying.
Stop the war junkies.
Death is no threat to the suicidal.
The principal cause of war is war.
On Oil as the Real Cause of It All:
Global oil industry = weapon of mass destruction.
How many lives per gallon?
What's our oil doing under their sand?
Knitters for peace; wool is not a petroleum product.
Elections, empire, oil, dad.
Let's bomb Texas; they have oil too.
On Our Present Irresponsible Leadership:
Don't blame me... I voted with the majority!
Bush is not the son who's gonna tote the gun.
Guided missiles & misguided men.
They may have elected him president; but who made him emperor?
My parents went to the polls, & all I got was this crummy Orwellian nightmare.
This war is an amBu$h.
Free speech; not double speak.
Iraq is not the enemy. The enemy lies within.
Last time we listened to a Bush, we wandered 40 years in the desert.
More trees; less Bushes.
You've stopped the economy; now stop the war.
Undo the coup.
Jail to the thief.
Regime change starts at home.
Democracy & oligarchy don't mix.
The smoking gun is in the White House.
Preemptive strikes are un-American.
The empty warheads are in the White House.
Prune the shrub, trim the Bush.
Redefeat Bush: Unfuck the World
Not in our name!
George, use your words.
Bush: America's weapon of mass destruction.
Drop Bush, not bombs. Enough already!
This teacher says: Bush needs a time-out.
Our media & government are corporate puppets.
What part of "Thou shall not kill" didn't you understand?
Corporate crime unit.
Iraq is one massive distraction.
How to create 1,000 terrorists? Bomb Iraq.
America, wake up and smell the catastrophe.
And you thought he was pro-life!
Bush: Pull out like your father should have
We are making enemies faster than we can kill them.
On Osama Bin Laden:
We've fallen into Bin Laden's trap.
Osama bin forgotten.
How did Bush get to change the subject?
Uncle O(sam)a wants you! (to invade Iraq)
Founding fathers appalled by Patriot Act.
Loyalty to my country: always. Loyalty to my government: when it deserves it (Mark Twain).
Real patriots have free minds.
Real patriots defend the Constitution.
Blind faith in bad leadership is unpatriotic.
I love my country, not my corporate government.
I pledge a grievance to the flag of the plighted states of America, & to the republics upon which it stands: one nation playing God, blind & visible, claiming liberty and justice for all.
What your flag stands for is up to you.
God doesn't take sides in war.
These colors don't run the world (over a flag).
I love my country, but I think we should start seeing other people.
On Peaceful Alternatives:
Violence breeds violence. Let's breed peace.
We can bomb the world to pieces; we can't bomb it to peace.
Peace; not shattered lives.
Be the change you want to see.
There is no way to peace; peace is the way.
Refuse powerlessness. Act now for Peace.
Conversation, not confrontation.
Peace begins with justice.
Will work for peace.
We did not bring children into the world to kill for the rich.
Brains not bombs.
Earth to Bush: no war!
Read my lips: No war in Iraq.
Many voices, one plea: no war in Iraq.
Violence grows from desperation. Let's take the high ground.
Act like it's a globe, not an empire.
Choose compassion not sides.
We can do better than this.
Books not bombs.
Go solar, not ballistic.
Be the change you want to see.
UN Yes! No Wild West!
If the people will lead, the leaders will follow.