SOME BACKGROUND TO "THE HOMELAND SECURITY COLLECTION"

 

NO KILLING OR ANY OTHER VIOLENCE AGAINST ANY LLIVING BEING OR BIRD OR ANIMAL OT IRAQI OR IN FACT YALE GRADUATE OR EVEN A WHITE PERSON ON THE PREMISES OR IN FACT ANYWHERE EVEN NEAR THIS VERY AREA OR THE SKY CLOUDS WINDS SUNLIGHT EARTH GROOUND TREES ROCKS LAKES STREAMS ROADS PATHS PLANTS BUSHES SHRUBS FLOWERS INSCETS IN FACT ANYTING THAT MIGHT POSSESS A SPIRIT OR CONSCIOUSNESS

 

 

A world where man considers himself superior to woman.... the Americans call it 'a man's world.' That is, a world governed by brute force, humourless arrogance, illusory prestige, and primeval stupidity ... Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because they imagine it is the one thing that stops women laughing at them. In it they can reduce women to the status of objects. This is the great distinction between the sexes. Men see objects, women see the relationship between objects. Whether the objects need each other, love each other, match each other. It is an extra dimension of feeling we men are without and one that makes war abhorrent to all real women - and absurd. I will tell you what war is. War is a psychosis caused by an inability to see relationships. Our relationship with our fellow men. Our relationship with out economic and historical situation. And above all our relationship to nothingness. To death.

 

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A time comes when silence is betrayal. Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men do not easily assume the task of opposing their government's policy, especially in time of war. Nor does the human spirit move without great difficulty against all the apathy of conformist thought within one's own bosom and in the surrounding world.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

the PRINTproject3 - Friday 7 December 2001 - Opening 5 - 8pm - Memorial Auditorium, Burlington

They came as liberators but were met by fierce resistance outside Baghdad. Humiliating treatment of prisoners and heavy-handed action in Najaf and Fallujah further alienated the local population. A planned handover of power proved unworkable. Britain's 1917 occupation of Iraq holds uncanny parallels with today - and if we want to know what will happen there next, we need only turn to our history books...

in 1969 Newsreel was invited to film a statement by Ho Chi Minh to the American people. We accompanied a delegation of members of the peace movement to Hanoi. However, Ho Chi Minh was then unable to be filmed because of his health (he died but a few months later). We instead travelled from Hanoi to the DMZ and filmed the destruction of the war and the continuing struggle of against US imperialism (as it was then called). when we returned from Hanoi our film was seized at customs. a court injunction forced the return of the film which had already been processed by Army intelligence. out of this material was made the film PEOPLES'WAR (to be continued)

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my mother died of lung cancer when i was ten years old. she knew it was lung cancer, she told my older brother, eventhough she was told by my father and the doctors that she had some kind of 'fungus' . i remember the bureau drawer in the front hall that had cartons of cigarettes - parliment cigarettes, and chesterfields and lucky strikes (in dark green packages - before white was 'cleaner', more healthy) oh, we'd occasionally smoke some 'coffin nails' in our hideout... ha, ha , ha.... i remember six months before she died we would help mum with the small oxygen tank that had been adapted to a little rig with wheels, so she could move about, a little.at 'prep' school it was cool to smoke out on the steps of the 'commons' but since i was still into varsity athletics, smoking was not really something i did until i was in the army. "at ease! soldier... smoke if you got 'em". oh yes, cartons of pall malls from the PX. $2.50 a carton. those red packs and long cigarettes. after 9, 11.... even 17 puffs... pall malls satisfy. or something. perhaps they were 'better'.... i don't recall. but that was 45 years ago..... (continued)

 

 

 

EVEN THE FINEST ARMS ARE AN INSTRUMENT OF EVIL, A SPREAD OF PLAGUE, AND THE WAY FOR A VITAL MAN TO GO IS NOT THE WAY OF A SOLDIER. BUT IN TIME OF WAR MEN CIVILIZED IN PEACE TURN FROM THEIR HIGHEST TO THEIR LOWER NATURE. ARMS ARE AN INSTRUMENT OF EVIL, NO MEASURE FOR THOUGHTFUL MEN UNTIL THERE FAIL ALL OTHER CHOICE.

 

With the casualty toll ticking ever upward and troops stretched thin on the ground, the Bush administration is looking to mercenaries to help control Iraq. These soldiers-for-hire are veterans of some of the most repressive military forces in the world, including that of the former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and South Africa's apartheid regime.

 

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NOTE: A RESIN REPLICA OF THE M16 IS USED IN MOST ALL OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS

the first article in Sevendays by Paula Routly and letter the following week

and the feature article in Sevendays by Susan Moul (PAGES BELOW)

text is readable on web page from Sevendays


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THE WALLS OF THE SHOW

 

SHOW AT THE LAB GALLERY, 47th&LEX., NYC - OPENING : 7 JANUARY 2005

The TRUTH IN BLACK AND WHITE - Gallery on the Green,
Shelburne, Vermont [January 17th - February 28th]

WHAT SOME PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING

 

THE REAL THING