Paint it Pink…

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(See more toy soldiers found throughout the city on my ‘Toy Soldier” page)

“Toy soldiers aren’t just for playtime… anymore!”  ~Jay Lassiter         

“It all started out with a story I heard on NPR about a peace activist who has taken to leaving plastic toy soldiers behind everywhere she went. On the base of the plastic toy was a small label with a powerful and deliberately provocative message: “BRING ME HOME!” After hearing about ths, I went straight to the dollar store and picked up several bags of toy Army men.” ~ Jay Lassiter

Jay Lassiter’s blog: http://einkleinesblog.blogspot.com/2006/05/toy-soldiers-arent-just-for.html


Here is a bit of information I found about “CODEPINK”, which may or may not be an influence to the pink toy soldiers: 

“Mission Statement:
CODEPINK
is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities. We reject the Bush administration’s fear-based politics that justify violence, and instead calls for policies based on compassion, kindness and a commitment to international law.  With an emphasis on joy and humor, CODEPINK women and men seek to activate, amplify and inspire a community of peacemakers through creative campaigns and a commitment to non-violence.”

Source: http://codepinkalert.org/article.php?list=type&type=3

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~ by amegan_finds_art_in_philly on October 22, 2007.

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