Friday, September 17, 2004

Eyes Wide Open - Counting the Cost

Eyes Wide Open is the multimedia exhibit touring the US, created by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) -- [a] "journey through the words, images, and sounds of the Iraq war."

"When this exhibit was unveiled by our Chicago office in January 2004, there were 504 pairs of boots symbolizing the lost lives of U.S. soldiers in Iraq. With each passing week, each stop in a new city, more pairs of boots are added to represent the newly fallen. Alongside the boots stands a wall of remembrance with the names of the more than 11,000 Iraqi civilians who have been killed since the U.S.-led invasion."

They've also added shoes to represent 1/10th of the civilians killed (shown right).

Photo tour
Find the cost of freedom, buried in the ground,
Mother Earth will swallow you,
Lay your body down.

(Stephen Stills)

The Quakers have been "getting it" for a long, long time.