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Barbed Wire

Image by Erik Ruin.

Created for the Critical Resistance ten year anniversary conference in Oakland, California, which took place in 2008. Critical Resistance Ten was a gathering of activists, educators, and allies of prisoners who came together to promote organizing efforts against the monstrous excesses of the US prison system.

Justseeds organized an art portfolio in collaboration with Critical Resistance Ten called Voices From Outside: Artists Against the Prison Industrial Complex. The portfolio project involved twenty artists and one artist collective, with work coming from the US, Canada and Mexico. Each  print critiqued or addressed alternatives to the prison-industrial complex.

A black and white cut paper illustration depicting a line of people being carefully controlled by barbed wire, soldiers. Some of them wear an arabic head scarf, or keffiyeh. The lower image features a crowd of people of different ages, families, being ushered and controlled by two enormous hands.

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