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Iraq Veterans Against the War Combat Paper

January 31, 2008

I’ve just been so impressed with all the work of the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) lately….Here’s another amazing project, Combat Paper. Working with artists in Vermont, IVAW members have been cutting, cooking and beating their old combat uniforms worn in Iraq into pulp, and then turning them into paper. The paper is made with watermarks, and then when it is still wet, it stenciled. Check out the video:

IVAW have dozens of videos of their actions up on their site, definitely check them out.

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One comment on “Iraq Veterans Against the War Combat Paper”

i really like this short, shows the process really well.
I also like how thoughtful of a project this is, its really easy to be didactic and preachy with anti-war pieces. Its really awesome to see different approaches. It is, of course, more powerful that its perpetrated by veterans.
It would be great to see these in person. Im curious about the potentially contemplative atmosphere they create.

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