by Xavier A. Tapies - £24.99 Korero Books LLP (Rebellion Books Ltd) (2007)
hardback ISBN 13: 9780955339882 | ISBN 10: 095533988x
When Bush and Blair ignored opposition from their electorates, and the UN, and launched the War on Iraq, they wrapped it up as a "War on Terror" in an attempt to conflate the attacks on the World Trade Centre in NYC and Saddam Hussein's non-existent "weapons of mass destruction." Public opinion, despite a collaborative media that mostly accepted the Bush/Blair line unquestionningly, was not fooled.
Millions around the world turned out to demonstrate. Suddenly street art acquired a new, visceral significance as the voice of democratic opposition, expressing the views of millions, without censorship from media barons.
It is this movement which Street Art and the War on Terror documents. Brilliantly executed, provocative and global, the work of the artists in these pages speaks directly to anyone who opposed the illegal war on Iraq.
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In booklists: Art and Artists - Worldwide, Peace and War in Art and Photography, Political Art, Photography and Crafts, September 11, 2001 July 7th, 2005 and the 'War on Terror', Graffiti and Street Art, In categories: Arts & Creativity, Peace & Human Rights, Politics & Philosophy, World - North America,