From Operation Exposure: IVAW and Justseeds Collaborate on a Street Art Campaign by Nicolas Lampert:
On November 15, 2010 in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago a dozen or so artists from the Justseeds Artists' Cooperative met up with an equal number of veterans and supporters from Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) and split into teams. The plan was simple. Divide up posters that Justseeds had designed for IVAW and then wheat paste the city. Hit the advertising spaces with messages of GI resistance and "Operation Recovery" — the IVAW campaign meant to stop the redeployment of traumatized soldiers. Target the city landscape and it's psyche. Use street art to focus public attention towards the issues not being discussed — GI Resistance, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sexual assault of women in the military and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Cover up the corporate ads that pollute the city and get the public talking about GI resistance, GI rights and stopping the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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