This image by Kevin Caplicki is from Celebrate People’s History/Iraq Veterans Against the War: Ten Years of Fighting for Peace and Justice, a portfolio that celebrated IVAW’s first ten years and was produced by Justseeds, IVAW, Booklyn, Repetitive Press, and the Civilian Soldier Alliance.
(IVAW is now known as About Face: Veterans Against the War)
Against a black background, a neon green outline of the eastern half of the United States is featured with dozens of white stars placed around the map. In the foreground, a large IVAW logo is superimposed in blue, red, and yellow. It is a vertical rifle stuck into the ground with a helmet hung on top which is also the symbol of the Fallen Soldier, or Battlefield Cross. The words, “Iraq Veterans Against the War” is written in white above. Below, in small type, it states, “The first IVAW chapter was formed in Colorado Springs in 2006, quickly followed by chapters in New York City, Central New York, Atlanta, Toronto, Madison, Seattle, Washington DC, and in San Francisco. Over the next two years nearly 50 chapters were formed across the U.S.A., Canada, and Europe. Chapters became central to IVAW’s structure and functioned as support networks for war resisters and veterans returning from combat, and as organizing hubs that planned actions, outreach drives, and events.”