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"Attack Iran? No!" signs for J20 and beyond

You can print out a few different signs like this for the protest.
image of one of the pdfs
image of one of the pdfs
Iran is shaping up to be the next target -  http://edition.cnn.com/2005/ALLPOLITICS/01/16/hersh.iran/.

The image here, and other images, are available in .PDF format for printing on 11"x17" paper at
 http://quisquose.tripod.com

Lazerquick and Kinko's will print it out in color on 11"x17" for $2 (or I'm sure some of you could print them out at work or school for free).

homepage: homepage: http://quisquose.tripod.com

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hmmm 20.Jan.2005 00:48

just another.

perhaps another sticker/sign isnt what we need. it didnt seem to do that much good for Iraq, now did it?

Instead of creating another sticker for Iran and wasting more resources, why not just change the q on you Attack Iraq, NO! gear? Make it an n. You are protesting against imperialism, and for less waste.

perhaps, instead of even taking the moment to do that it would be better to just make friends with your neighbours and stop giving our lives away and fight back like our lives were at stake from now on, because they are.

also Iraq signs 20.Jan.2005 00:48

quisquose

(for some reason I could only upload one image for the initial post)
Iraq PDF
Iraq PDF
other PDF
other PDF

U.S. OUT OF CASCADIA! 20.Jan.2005 01:15

a flying chipmunk

tell the fascists to get the hell out!

oops here... 20.Jan.2005 01:17

the flying chipmunk again

forgot to add this

multiple tactics 20.Jan.2005 01:27

quisquose

>>perhaps another sticker/sign isnt what we need. it didnt seem to do that much good for Iraq, now did it?

There are many different things we need to do to fight the war, and making friends with your neighbors is certainly one of them (see  http://cityrepair.org/ir.html, for example).

But getting messages and images out across the media is another one. The right (or wrong) image can get millions of people to think differently about something, start paying attention to something they were previously unaware of. The peace sign during the Vietnam War; Nixon sweating at the Presidential debate; the Million Man March; the hooded prisoner in Abu Ghraib.

Symbols and images are often co-opted, sure (see "peace sign"). But sometimes they endure powerfully; the anti-Soviet revolution in Poland, with its ubiquitous "Solidarność" (solidarity) logo, is the classic example. Just do a Google search  http://images.google.com/images... to see how that image still reverberates in the Polish consciousness.

No, signs and bumper stickers are not going to prevent a war on their own. But think what it would be like if, on the evening news, tens of millions of people across the county people saw images from protests all around the country, and every protest was a sea of thousands of green "Attack Iran? NO!" signs, or black-on-yellow signs that said "Bush Lied", or... We have to try. We each make our contribution. These signs are one of mine.

People support Bush and the war because the right wing knows how to play the media, and use images and concepts (think what they've done to the peace symbol, to the word "liberal", in the public consciousness). If we want to change people's minds about Bush and the war, I think we need to play the media as well.

-q

no, fool 20.Jan.2005 02:36

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someone said: "People support Bush and the war because the right wing knows how to play the media, and use images and concepts "


No, fool. It is simply that these simple images are all that the networks allow on the screens. The censorship of other messages is what they have going for them, instead of their 2D worldview images. The censorship issue is the key--and I am sure that is why we are here to break it down.

As Bush said, "you can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the one's you should concentrate on."

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