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)
Oakland police attacked peaceful protesters including Scott Olsen, an Iraq War veteran and IVAW member, at an Occupy protest in 2011. Scott stood strong in support of Occupy Oakland until he was shot point blank with a projectile by an Oakland police officer.
Zeke Penya is an artist, creator, and activist born in New mexico and based in el Paso, Texas. He makes hand-crafted transmedia work in traditional and digital mediums. His work explores ritual and survival through storytelling.