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Winter Soldier

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)


A linocut style montage in red, green, dark blue and purple. Featured are various people standing and speaking, or giving witness. Behind them, a montage from various images of war. A woman is held with a rifle to her head. dead bodies fall out of a vehicle, a house is set on fire as an infantryman walks away, and a soldier keeps his rifle pointed at a line of captured people, sitting in a field. To the left side, text is written at a 90 degree angle, stating: “Winter Soldier. Vietnam. Afghanistan. Iraq. 1973-2008.”

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