Activist Micha Ian Wright borrows the images from government propaganda posters from World War II and adds his own words. The one shown here originally read, “Victory waits on your fingers—Keep ’em flying, Miss U.S.A.” This poster and 39 others, along with images of the originals, can be seen in the just released You back the attack! We’ll bomb who we want! (Seven Stories), or at www.antiwarposters.com. Wright, an Army veteran, encourages book buyers to photocopy his posters and “glue them all over.”
Joel Bleifuss, a former director of the Peace Studies Program at the University of Missouri-Columbia, is the editor & publisher of In These Times, where he has worked since October 1986.