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)
Eleanor Warner is an artist, musician, market gardener, and outdoor educator living and working in New Orleans.
Julia Warner is an artist and printmaker living in Santa Cruz, CA. She runs a small press and textile studio out of her basement, and is currently working on the first issue of an arts and literary magazine, The Materialist.
A brush and ink portrait in dark brown of a young man with angular features and blond hair. He looks out and up over the viewer’s gaze. A tall red flower is painted on the side. Handwritten text states, “ I have, like many other disable veterans, come to realize that our mental and physical wounds are of no interest to you, perhaps of no interest to any political. We were used, we were betrayed. I write this letter on behalf of us all — the human detritus your war has left behind. War is the last resort. — Tomas Young, Iraq Veteran Against the War, 1979-2014.”