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15-Feb: The Day the World Said NO to War

by Arun Gandhi, Barbara Sauermann (Editor), Connie Koch (Editor), Keiron O'Connor (Photographer)

Publisher: AK Press
Pages: 224
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781902593852






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Overview of 15-Feb: The Day the World Said NO to War

“One little person giving all her time to peace makes news. Many people giving some of their time can make history”—Peace Pilgrim

“Peace is a daily battle for dignity”—Arundhati Roy

“[A] new force for peace and justice throughout the country and around the world has been generated . . . strong enough to stop outrageous wars and creative enough to bring lasting change.”—Leslie Cagan

This stunning full-color collection of photographs and statements is a stirring document of the largest peace demonstration in history.

A dramatic collection of 131 photos from peace demonstrations spanning 38 countries. Amsterdam; Baghdad; Bombay; Cape Town; Dhaka; Glasgow; Karachi; Moscow; New York; Rio De Janeiro; Ross Island, Antarctica; San Francisco; Seoul; Tehran; Tel Aviv; Toronto are among the many cities featured. A forward by Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, and contributions from Kofi Anan, Noam Chomsky, Gunter Grass, A.L. Kennedy, Michael Moore, Camille Paglia, Tim Robbins, Susan Sontag and many more comprise a moving and motivating document of the largest simultaneous peace protest in history. 2/15 captures the thoughts and emotions of February 15, 2003 and the 30 million people from around the world who marched, danced, sang, and shook the globe in their opposition to an imminent U.S.-led war against Iraq. As international and diverse as the protests themselves, the images and ideas within 2/15 express opinions and questions which resonate far beyond the Iraq crisis, while preserving the most captivating moments and messages from this historic movement for peace.

Synopsis of 15-Feb: The Day the World Said NO to War

Rarely does a book capture the power and beauty of 30 million people making history.

Publishers Weekly

On February 15, 2003, the largest mass protest in history took place in cities around the world, manifesting against the then-looming war in Iraq. 2/15 not only documents rallies that took place from the U.S. and England to South Africa, South Korea, India and Iraq, but fully celebrates them in sharp and joyous color. It is undeniably compelling, no matter what one's views on the war, to view such large groups of people coming together for a common cause, and the creativity of the protests are a testament to human dedication. From a taxicab in Detroit spray-painted "NO WAR" to a Parisian union organizer dangling a cigarette from one hand and holding a sign in the other, the photos capture each rally's sense of place. Some of the photos are irresistibly funny, such as the little old lady in New York wearing a "Fuck Your War" sticker on her coat or the soccer fan in Berlin running across the field with "STOP BUSH" scrawled across his back. Some photos provoke outrage, not because of their visual impact, but because of the story they tell, such as the scientists on Ross Island, Antarctica, who, despite management threatening them with the loss of their jobs, held a "Naked Demonstration," as they were also prohibited from wearing their cold weather gear. Dhaka, Iskerderun, Karachi, Santiago de Chile, Tel Aviv, Tehran, Tlaxcala, Tokyo, and many other cities are also represented in this stylish 7.5" 5.75" memento. (Dec.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

About the Author, Arun Gandhi

Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi as well as the founder and president of Gandhi Institute for Non Violence.

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Publishers Weekly

On February 15, 2003, the largest mass protest in history took place in cities around the world, manifesting against the then-looming war in Iraq. 2/15 not only documents rallies that took place from the U.S. and England to South Africa, South Korea, India and Iraq, but fully celebrates them in sharp and joyous color. It is undeniably compelling, no matter what one's views on the war, to view such large groups of people coming together for a common cause, and the creativity of the protests are a testament to human dedication. From a taxicab in Detroit spray-painted "NO WAR" to a Parisian union organizer dangling a cigarette from one hand and holding a sign in the other, the photos capture each rally's sense of place. Some of the photos are irresistibly funny, such as the little old lady in New York wearing a "Fuck Your War" sticker on her coat or the soccer fan in Berlin running across the field with "STOP BUSH" scrawled across his back. Some photos provoke outrage, not because of their visual impact, but because of the story they tell, such as the scientists on Ross Island, Antarctica, who, despite management threatening them with the loss of their jobs, held a "Naked Demonstration," as they were also prohibited from wearing their cold weather gear. Dhaka, Iskerderun, Karachi, Santiago de Chile, Tel Aviv, Tehran, Tlaxcala, Tokyo, and many other cities are also represented in this stylish 7.5" 5.75" memento. (Dec.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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