to the ReLaunch of the
Mouths Wide Open Army Men Project!
We’re re-launching our Army Men Project as part of a re-vitalized and re-organizing Anti-War Movement. We encourage you to deploy these little green Army Men around the country and around the globe as everyday reminders of the ongoing horrors of war. While millions of us shared the audacious hope of promised change from a Bush-free Washington – we are, instead, entering the 7th year of America’s illegal war on Iraq and the 8th year of America’s escalating war on Afghanistan. It’s crucial that people seeking global justice and peace renew their participation in civic dialogue and their commitment to social action. These small, silent symbols of the wars taking place in our name need to appear EVERYWHERE – at the mall, on a gas pump, in a bookstore or movie theatre, at your post office, in public restrooms, at the 7-11, in the produce section of your grocery store … to foster memory, dialogue, action and resistance.
If you’re visiting this web page, then you’ve probably been given a little green Army Man at a demonstration or peace action or event, or you’ve come upon a symbolic soldier by chance. Why not join in our version of “increasing troop levels” by deploying some of your own? Put these little soldiers where they can be found,
taken home and linked to the ongoing struggle for peace!
|Join the Army Men Project!
Deploy Soldiers. Take Photos. Participate!
Here's How To Get Started!
Please help us cover the United States and the globe
with small green
Army Men. You can either order your own Army Men and
own stickers or you can order
them directly from Mouths Wide Open.
PHOTOS: And please
take photos of your soldiers in their various “outposts”
and send them to us (click
here for info on photo file size). Add your photo
to our Army Men Gallery— be sure to let us know
WHERE the Army Man is. (click
here for Images).
TALK TO US: If you’ve
come upon one of these little plastic soldiers and
have something to say about it, please join the dialogue
– email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Responses soon to be posted.)
And please check out OUR
LINKS PAGE to access groups who are working directly
with soldiers and soldiers’ concerns and to
see articles related to militarism. Creating an environment
in which Americans have been hospitable to making
war on Iraq has been fostered, in part, by a growing
militarism in our culture. This LINKS
PAGE provides a great foundation of related articles
describing militarism in fashion, video games, advertising,
etc. which impacts and affects all of us every day.