Micah Ian Wright
Seven Stories Press, £10.99
FORMER US soldier Micah Ian Wright had what he called a 'moment of clarity' when he was part of the US invasion of Panama in 1989 and witnessed first hand the carnage of war. After the 11 September 2001 attacks he realised that the US National Security Association was using imagery from Nazi posters to promote the 'war on terror'. Sickened, he began to work on 'remixing' Second World War propaganda posters to challenge Bush's 'war on terror'.
The posters are very effective, with slogans like 'Daddy, why don't YOU or any of your friends from Enron have to go to war?' The book also takes on attacks on civil liberties and racism. There is also a useful commentary by the Center for Constitutional Rights. The artist encourages anti-war activists to photocopy, enlarge and use his posters freely to spread the anti-war message. To see more go to Bookmarks
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