to the Mouths Wide Open
Army Men Project!
We’re spreading plastic Army Men around the
country and around the globe as small, everyday reminders
of the ongoing horrors of the war in Iraq and to serve
as tools to foster dialogue, action and resistance
to the war. Here in the United States we’re
encouraged to forget about the war, to go on with
our lives, to “go shopping.” But what
if everywhere people went there were little plastic
Army Men nudging them to remember that we’re
waging war? At Home Depot, on the gas pump, in the
7-11, at the post office, on the hood of the car,
in the public restroom, at the movie theatre, in the
produce section of the grocery store … in your
Help these little messengers appear everywhere—
to be green plastic pin-pricks to the American conscience,
to help create an environment in which it becomes
increasingly difficult to ignore the war, the loss
of life and the unending destruction. The war is not
going away. We want people to realize that by doing
nothing they contribute to a war that has cost the
lives of almost 2,000 American soldiers and many,
many thousands of Iraqi civilians (conservative estimates
put the Iraqi civilian death toll, as of September
7th, 2005 at 27,718. Source: iraqbodycount.net).
Join the Army Men Project – spread the plastic
Army Men Near You!
Send us Photos! Join the Dialogue!
ARMY MEN: Please help us cover the United States and the globe
with plastic Army Men. You can either order your own
Army Men and download
your 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.