Alternative Name(s): Button

This badge was made for the Fitzroy branch of the Australian Labour Party. The presence of American bases in Australia was seen as a symbol of global violence. In the 1970s and 1980s many organisations protested both the imperialist drive of this endeavour and the fact that these bases sometimes carried out nuclear tests. This button was produced using the Badge-A-Minit, a semi-automatic badge-making machine. The acronym is impressed into the plastic insert at the rear of the button. This technology emphasises the DIY aspect of activism and protest and allows different groups to create objects bearing the message of their choice.

Physical Description

Circular badge with black and white striped background. Black text on red blocks c. Small printed text on lower white band. Pin on the back.

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