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ID Number: 11017
Maker: Corita Kent
Technique: offset
Date Made: 1971
Place Made: United States; California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 85 cm x 54 cm; 33 7/16 in x 21 1/4 in
Main Subject: Peace (Anti-War)
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
in giving their lives they find life. in serving others they lose the fear that cripples freedom. in reaching for the best in every person they make each of us more human. in respecting the life of every man and woman they make life more precious for us all. Chavez [...] Joint Public Statement Of Defendants And "Co-Conspirators" February 8, 1971 We are thirteen men and women who state with clear conscience that we are neither conspirators nor bombers nor kidnappers. In principle and in fact we have rejected all acts such as those of which we have been accused. We are a diverse group, united by a common goal: our opposition to the massive violence of our government in its war against South-east Asia. It is because of this opposition that we have been branded a conspiracy. Our anguish for the victims of this brutal war has led all of us to non-violent resistance, some of us to the destruction of draft records. But, unlike our accuser, the Government of the United States, we have not advocated or engaged in violence against human beings. Unlike the Government, we have never lied to our fellow citizens about our actions. Unlike the Government, we have nothing to hide. We ask our fellow citizens to match our lives, our actions, against the actions of the President, his advisers, his chiefs of staff, and pose the question: who committed the crimes of violence? It is, in fact, the Government which has engaged in kidnapping on an enormous scale: the deportation of millions of Vietnamese-- and now Cambodians and Laotians-- from their ancient homes by force; the abduction of American young men from their families under the Selective Service laws, sending them across state lines and international borders to be killed or maimed. It is the Government which has not only conspired but carried out the destruction by explosives of three countries: Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, crippling these defenseless people with napalm and pellet bombs, [...].


Acquisition Number: 1999-097

Copyright Status:
Copyright held by Corita Art Center, Los Angeles



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