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550+ pairs of boots, an anti-war protest (tags)
550 pairs of black boots represent the US military personnel killed in Iraq
Rich vs. Poor (tags)
So-called "star", Alison Krauss wears $2 million dollar shoes, made out of Kwait diamonds and designed by Stuart Weitzman, as she arrives for the 76th Academy Awards in Hollywood, February 29, 2004. Check your closet lately? What kind of shoes do you have there... a pair of old tennis shoes? How many pairs of shoes do you have in your closet... 3, 4, 5? How many pairs of shoes can $2,000,000 purchase. For that matter... how many homeless could it feed? How many jobs could be created? Hollywood... BABYLON. Turn yer back on 'em.
Creative protest - 500 pairs of Army boots stand empty in Chicago Fed. plaza (tags)
Finally... a CREATIVE ACT to engage the public and make people think. Demonstrations are fine... but what we really need are hundreds, thousands, of creative works that intervene in the mass consciousness. An anonymous public art that speaks truth to power and dares to envision a different world. Mass political struggle is one thing... but profound, insightful, and bold cultural work paves the way to a world at last inhabitable. LET A THOUSAND FLOWERS BLOOM! No more business as usual... turn the city streets into open air art galleries! In this Reuters photograph by Frank Polich, Viet Nam Veteran Eddie Randolph looks over 500 pairs of boots laid out in Chicago's Federal plaza, January 21, 2004. The boots were placed there to remember the U.S. soldiers killed in the War in Iraq.