This image 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)
This print is based on the IVAW mud stencil action, “We will not sacrifice for your profit. We will not kill for your profit,” at the 2009 G20 Summit in Pittsburgh. Prior to and during the Summit IVAW reached out to the Pennsylvania National Guard, encouraging them to stand down and resist their orders to mobilize for the Summit.
Ryan Hayes is an artist and activist living and working in Toronto. He is a member of the Radical Design School and blogs at www.blog.ryanhay.es.
A black and white photograph of a young Black person squatting, wearing a hoodie, glasses, and working on a mud stencil against a tiled wall, stating, “We will not kill for your profit.” In the corner, a black text logo of “G20 IVAW, Pittsburg, 2009”.