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)
Ten resisters to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan span the poster, standing in for all those who have resisted these wars in the last ten years. Their actions inspire us and spur us on. They were not alone; there were thousands more. Look them up, learn their stories. Our history of this decade (2004-2014) needs to be celebrated and remembered.
Siri Margerin is a member of Civilian-Soldier Alliance, artist, and organizer living and working in San Francisco. After twenty years in animation the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan tipped her into organizing full time in the struggle for peace and justice. She is a co-organizer of Celebrate People’s History: Iraq Veterans Against the War.